The 2019-20 Budget had three aims: to cement the Government’s fiscal credentials by delivering the long-awaited return to budget surplus; to provide fiscal stimulus to an ailing economy; and to help get the Government re-elected. It looks on track for the first thanks to a revenue windfall, this has provided room for fiscal stimulus and […]
At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although growth has slowed and downside risks have increased. Growth in international trade has declined and investment intentions have softened in a number of countries. In China, the authorities have taken steps […]
Why you might be finding it difficult to save and what to do about it Whether it’s uploading mindfulness apps, calling out unconscious bias at work or watching Todd Sampson redesigning his brain on the ABC, we’ve never been more interested in how we tick. And that’s especially the case when it comes to money—how […]
The past week has seen a renewed intensification of concerns about global growth. Bond yields have plunged and associated growth worries have weighed on share markets. This note looks at the global growth outlook, why shares are vulnerable to a pullback and why it’s unlikely to be a resumption of last year’s downtrend. Background But […]
By Flying Solo contributor Karen Valadares All praise to the internet for making it easier to work on the go! It still amazes me that carrying around a laptop and a phone allows us to manage our businesses while travelling long term. But adopting this dreamy lifestyle needs a bit of planning to make it work. […]
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