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Blog Aug 15

China: Global Heavyweight

In the space of a generation China has gone from economic backwater to global heavyweight. But as its stellar growth begins to slow, the Chinese government has been trying to finesse the transition from a construction-based economy to one based on domestic demand. Part of that strategy involved talking up Chinese-listed shares. Wealthy Chinese households...
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Time to Protect your Income

Time to protect your income

The tax deductibility of income protection insurance premiums makes now the perfect time to consider cover for your most important asset – your ability to earn. With the end of the financial year approaching, if you hold income protection outside your superannuation fund you can pay premiums 12 months in advance and offset the expense against this year’s...
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Tax SMSF

Taxing issues for SMSFs

The re-think of Australia’s taxation system has superannuation firmly in its sights. That’s making investors nervous, especially those with their own self-managed super fund.The recent white paper on tax, which was prepared for the government and designed to start a conversation, has sparked debate about what some see as the disproportionate benefits of...
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price pendulum

Price pendulum swinging towards deflation

An interest rate cut and lower prices for petrol and consumer goods are a welcome sign that inflation is well and truly under control. Yet this run of good news for Australian consumers is part of a global trend that is raising concerns that the price pendulum has swung too far. Australian inflation fell to 1.7 per cent in 2014. Prices were lower for...
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