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Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

and February 26, 2018

Australian companies are enjoying a bumper reporting season. So where is all the money going? Into investment and wage rises? Yeah, not so much.

‘You can’t pay tax if you don’t make profits.’ Oh, really?

‘You can’t pay tax if you don’t make profits.’ Oh, really?

and February 23, 2018 11

When company tax cut spruikers insist the low rate of tax actually paid by companies is because they don't make profits, some scepticism is warranted.

Trump’s company tax cut unleashes US buyback frenzy

Trump’s company tax cut unleashes US buyback frenzy

February 23, 2018

As the evidence mounts that company tax cuts will flow almost exclusively to investors, some media outlets want to shoot the messenger.

Nine is leading Australian media, despite what Seven West claims

Nine is leading Australian media, despite what Seven West claims

February 23, 2018

Nine's interim results, released this week, show a media company definitively outperforming its peers across all fronts.

Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

and February 22, 2018 5

East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

February 22, 2018

The government of Singapore has revealed a new plan to boost GST and implement a carbon tax to offset predicted budget strain — foresight the Turnbull government could use.

Fairfax gets friendly with News Corp as it looks to cut losses in New Zealand

Fairfax gets friendly with News Corp as it looks to cut losses in New Zealand

February 21, 2018 3

Fairfax's interim results are in and it's bad news for New Zealand, where the company is slashing 35% of its news paper holdings to offset tumbling profits.

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

and February 21, 2018

RBA governor Philip Lowe still insists growth will appear but it will take a long time.

Seven West ‘temporarily suspends’ dividend to reduce debt

Seven West ‘temporarily suspends’ dividend to reduce debt

February 20, 2018

It seems the board has rejected other approaches, such as a rights issue, to help recapitalise the company.

Ed-onomics: could popstars like Ed Sheeran bankrupt Australia?

Ed-onomics: could popstars like Ed Sheeran bankrupt Australia?

February 20, 2018 15

The upcoming Australian tour is set to move so much money that it has more in common with a significant import than a pop act.