The Pulse In April, equity markets rose helped by political developments in Europe and solid US corporate earnings reports In the United States, the technology-laden NASDAQ Composite Index rose to all time highs, boosted by strong earnings results from the major technology companies US consumer and business sentiment surveys fell back from the recent highs […]
Archives for May 2017
This year’s Budget aims to ease cost of living pressures while ensuring the nation lives within its means. While aiming for ‘fairness, security and opportunity’, the budget offers a welcome emphasis on affordability and infrastructure.
In many ways, applying for a loan has never been easier. Interest rates are comparatively low and competition among lenders for new business is intense. So it can come as a shock when a loan application is turned down.
When loved ones become frail and elderly, families may feel that moving them into a retirement home is their only option. But that’s no longer the case. Recent changes to home care provision funding now give older people
The Budget was handed down on Tuesday 9 May 2017. Gone is the mantra of debt and deficit. First home savers, downsizers and small business are winners in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second Budget – while taxpayers face an increase in the Medicare levy. The Treasurer has focused on fairness, security and opportunity; a ‘practical budget’, […]