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Australia’s recovery has been “quicker and stronger than we previously expected”, S&P says as it affirms AAA rating

In a expression of confidence in the Morrison Government’s economic management S&P have affirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating and revised up its credit outlook to stable from negative, praising the “government’s swift and decisive fiscal and health response” and “strong economic recovery”. Australia remains one of just nine countries to hold a AAA credit rating from the three

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Analysing Australia’s $4 trillion record foreign investment in 2020

Australia’s investment performance in 2020 was impressive. Despite drought, bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns, foreign investment still grew by 2.5%. This result caps an equally amazing two-decade track record. Over the past 20 years, investment has grown by about 8.0% per year. The takeaway is that overseas investment is playing an ever-larger role in Australia’s economic

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How an Australia–UK trade deal could help spur post-pandemic recovery

When Australia and the UK began discussing a free trade agreement in 2020, they issued a joint statement with remarkably similar objectives. It now seems that a meeting of minds is imminent. The countries’ shared language, history and similar legal systems mean a deal should be relatively easy to finalise. It will also be highly significant, seen by

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Why Victoria’s budget is a mixed bag

Victoria’s budget shows a Treasurer engaged in a high-wire balancing act: ensuring a job-rich economic ‘soft landing’ on one hand, while trying to improve the state’s long-term fiscal position on the other. The budget partly delivers on both goals but, like any difficult circus act, it is part hard work and skill, part luck, and

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COSBOA rates Federal Budget 7.5 out of 10

COSBOA believes that the 2021-22 Federal Budget provides the sound foundations needed for small business owners to rebuild their businesses and grow jobs in the wake of the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. COSBOA CEO Peter Strong said, “this budget delivers substantial benefits for small business owners in five key areas, namely: business

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2021 Federal Budget: What it means for small and medium business

The 2021 Federal Budget delivered extensions to tax schemes and apprenticeship/training schemes, while tourism and aviation were big winners. Group Economics overview of the budget The Treasurer wasn’t kidding when he said budget repair has been put on hold until unemployment was below 5%, with a raft of new spending measures offsetting the cyclical improvements

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