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There is no doubt, there are reasons to have some concern about the global economic outlook. Talk of looming financial disaster does appear to have gained momentum recently. These heightened fears are based upon the following observations: Global debt is at record levels relative to GDP, which leaves little room for additional fiscal measures if they are required down the... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 7th November 2019 Key points: There is no denying concerns about global debt, seemingly never ending QE, more debt trading on negative interest rates, inequality and geopolitical threats. However, some of these concerns are exaggerated andthere are five reasons why I am not so fussed... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 17th September 2019 Key points Oil prices have risen over the last few days reflecting drone attacks that impact 6% of world oil supply. The choke point for global growth from higher oil prices is normally a doubling in prices. We are a long way... Read more

Changes to Single Touch Payroll Now in Effect

Written by Evelyn Christian, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Mandatory Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for all Australian business owners commenced from July 1 of this year. While STP reporting for businesses with 20 or more employees has been in effect for over a year, from July 1st businesses that employ 19 or less employees also need to report via STP. While the way employees are paid won’t change,... Read more

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year. It is important to be vigilant both in our personal lives, and in business. For Businesses – We have adopted the following measures and processes within... Read more

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By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 27 March 2018 Key points Australian growth is likely to be weak over the next year or so and this will prompt further monetary easing and fiscal stimulus. However, several positives suggest recession is unlikely: the current account deficit has collapsed; the $A helps stabilise... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital,  04 June 2019 In Shane Oliver’s latest article he looks at the RBA cut to rates to a new record low – Why? Will it work? How low will rates go? What does it mean for investors? Key points: The RBA’s latest rate cut is aimed... Read more

Changes to Single Touch Payroll

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

In February, the Federal Government passed legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll reporting to include all small employers (those with 19 employees or less). What Is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP or One Touch Payroll) is an ATO initiative that encourages more frequent salary reporting. Through this initiative, employers will report: Payments (salaries and wages) PAYG withholdings; and... Read more

The 2019 Federal Budget and the Government’s Great Irony

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

There’s never been a budget delivered as close to a Federal Election as that presented last night by Treasurer Frydenberg. Credit where its due – the nation is forecast to return a budget surplus for the first time in more than twelve years. The government’s sound economic management has the nation back in the black (with recent help from the strengthening... Read more