Do the Chancellor’s sums add up.
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Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
Osborne, managing expectations?
Part two of British chancellor George Osborne's case for staying put is realistic but flawed.
The Federal Budget is put together by the Department of Finance and Treasury, unlike PEFO.
The Pre-election Fiscal Outlook shows two things, the ridiculousness of 10 year forecasts and that we need a tougher Parliamentary Budget Office.
Australia’s AAA rating is in the spotlight.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
Tangled up in blue and yellow.
Boris Johnson has made this claim repeatedly – and he's not the only one.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
Outers are crying Project Fear, but it's not easy to predict what would happen if Britain voted to leave the EU.
South Africans take their cue from what Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says about the country’s economic outlook.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers
Treasury secretary John Fraser says if Australia were to permanently reduce net debt, it would have to achieve sustained structural budget improvements.
Australia should not be complacent about maintaining its top credit rating, which depends on achieving budget repair and a more diverse economy, Treasury secretary John Fraser has said.
South Africa’s Justice Sisi Khampepe swears in David van Rooyen as the new Minister of Finance while President Jacob Zuma looks on.
The sudden expulsion of the finance minister makes it hard not to be pessimistic about the South African government's ability to manage the difficult challenges it might face in 2016.
Time for some fresh thinking.
To successfully achieve his goal of boosting Australian prosperity, new PM Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will need to bust some myths about economic reform.
A budget without bite for tackling a shortfall of homes.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.
Hamilton’s political enemies unduly tarnished his legacy.
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Alexander Hamilton's story is our story. It would be a mistake to remove him from the $10 bill.
Oil workers are among those whose tax bills could get complicated.
Devolving income tax north might seem like an issue for Scots only. Far from it, as it turns out.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey is preparing to make the case for generational change.
A brief look at intergenerational reports past shows just how difficult it is to deliver long-term reform.
Could a Turnbull-Abbott partnership be the circuit breaker the government needs?
In the wake of Monday’s attempted Liberal leadership spill, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott clearly needs to do something to shore up support. He’s been offered all manner of unsolicited advice…
The relationship between PM and treasurer can make or break a treasurer’s reign.
For a number of reasons, now is not a good time to be Australia’s federal treasurer. The resources boom has lost its mojo, the economy is faltering and the dollar is falling along with the terms of trade…
The Wood Review has become obsolete.
Predicting oil price movements is as risky as exploring for oil itself. The average price for crude fell 10.3% from the start of 2014 to the date of the Scottish independence referendum on September 18…
A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office could help Joe Hockey sell his budget.
Growth in government spending on big-ticket items including Medicare, public hospitals and the aged pension is expected to…
Financial accountability? Transparency? Why look, there’s a plane…
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Royal finances have come under close scrutiny in recent days after the Public Accounts Committee told the royal household it must earn more and spend less – a bit like the rest of the country in an era…