Tagged: SMH

SMH leads field among news publications

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.  Fairfax Media‘s Sydney Morning Herald has retained its position as Australia‘s best-read news publication, with readership steady at 5. 4...

Workers can forget about big pay rises

To an economist, there’s a common thread that helps to explain the apparent contradiction where "real" wages are falling and yet many businesses still face labour cost pressures: the mining boom. It predicted pay...

Voters back corporate tax crackdown

Voters are also more likely to view companies such as Apple negatively because of their use of offshore tax havens, and want companies to be required to report their profits and taxes in each...

Workers can forget big pay rises

To an economist, there’s a common thread that helps to explain the apparent contradiction where "real" wages are falling and yet many businesses still face labour cost pressures: the mining boom. It predicted pay...

Gas formula a ‘licence to print money’

The DORC formula for electricity pricing was invented by economists in the 1990s and played into the hands of the infrastructure owners (including governments). "It granted a virtually riskless 8 per cent-plus-inflation rate of...

US rate fears set to hit local shares

The minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia‘s September meeting, which left interest rates on hold at 2. 5 per cent, are not expected to move local shares when they are released on Tuesday....

Analyst worries Genworth may be exposed

At the heart of Mr van der Schalk’s low rating of Genworth shares is his thesis that while it is likely to make profits in nine years out of 10, extreme leverage to the...

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Myer share slide turns into a rout

Meanwhile, Myer’s ambition to squeeze out a moderate sales and profit rise this year might represent a “bridge too far” for the retailer as intense competition, especially from foreign players, a lower Australian dollar,...

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Macquarie writes to dead people

Macquarie said it was spending $49 million on "new processes, practices and systems over two years", relating to both the problems in its financial advice division and the implementation of new Future of Financial...

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Tax avoiders the big winners

Michael West’s column on foreign bookmakers avoiding tax earlier this week contains a prime example of the "jurisdiction shopping" that is an inevitable consequence of competitive federalism: "There is increasing concern in government and racing-industry...