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Tech Macquarie sale of Oceania Healthcare, take three

Part of the attraction for prospective acquirers is Oceania has pockets of premium real estate in Auckland - but it's a finite resources and the current owners have already trousered much of the potential profits. This time around Macquarie and its associates are asking for $550 million to $600 million for Oceania. Sources said the last time Oceania was up for sale Quadrant came close to buying it, but after putting forward its price, the owners demanded more.
Financial Review
03/05
53 Points
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Tech Fintech challenges Veda, Dun & Bradstreet

But CreditMe's primary customer is the small business rather than the bank, so it will get access to all their financials, which it claims will make for a more accurate assessment more akin to the big ratings agencies.Typically, an SME will go to their bank to ask for a loan, with a small number considering the numerous online alternatives that have cropped up in recent years.But CreditMe . It gives them a credit rating and then advises them on which lenders would be the best for them .
Financial Review
03/05
36 Points
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Tech Budget 2016: Midwinter Ball postponed for election

So while odds are against it, Malcolm Turnbull could well go down as the first Prime Minister never to address the annual ball (as PM) since its mid-winter inauguration in the mid-Howard era.Somewhere in the nation's capital, there's a sequin-and-bedazzler revise its second-half sales forecasts downwards. .
Financial Review
03/05
34 Points
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KPMG's top secret project: Solution 49

 They expect to double the team by July, although Mr Bryan said they are "not wedded to the number".Implications of changeWhile the bulk of their work stems from the impact of technology on revenue models, business structures, workflow, staff and consumer behaviour, Solution 49's specific focus is the implications of technological change, rather than the technology itself."In the first, second and third industrial revolution, industry created product to create consumer demand," Mr Bryan said.
Financial Review
03/05
64 Points
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Tech Bookings surge as diners flock to top restaurants

Financial Review
03/05
30 Points
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Budget 2016: Why can't we shake the deficit habit

which is massively short of the government's 1 per cent surplus level that's needed to seriously reduce debt.Federal spending, at the same time, is forecast to stay at an elevated 25.4 per cent of GDP for most of the next decade .  For the best part of a decade budget politics has been sorry litany of failure. For the best part of a decade budget politics has been sorry litany of failure. and  voters more generally, will once again be cursing their predecessors.Federal budget 2016 full coverage.
Financial Review
03/05
31 Points
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Tech Bitcoin creator Craig Wright no Obi-Wan

The cryptocurrency is supported by blockchain, a decentralised database that records every transaction.In interviews with the UK's BBC, The Economist and GQ and in a blog post on Monday, Dr Wright claimed he had created the technology "with the help of others" using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto to protect his identity.
Financial Review
03/05
32 Points
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Turnbull's federal budget puts paid to multimillion-dollar super balances

Mr Morrison has matched Labor on the contributions tax for high-income earners by lowering the income threshold to $250,000 at which the higher 30 per cent contributions tax is levied and, arguably, also on the generosity of tax concessions for wealthy savers.Mr Morrison has chosen a different route. With the super industry already maturing and feeling the impact of low wages growth, these latest changes might also force a rethink on the viability of some funds. .
Financial Review
03/05
31 Points
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Developers relieved that negative gearing escapes federal budget 2016 unscathed

Residential developers are relieved there are no changes to negative gearing in the budget but lament inadequate spending on infrastructure. Scant infrastructure spending is a big blow to the industry, said Ron Dadd  director of Sydney residential developer Thirdi Group. "The affordability solution is not a simple one and should centre around the delivery of good infrastructure." he said.
Financial Review
03/05
24 Points
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No credible reforms in the budget - just losses as far as the eye can see

)The fact year-on-year core inflation fell below the 2 per cent lower bound of the RBA's target band was a big deal, temporary factors or not. Yet fickle traders pulled back these probabilities to around 45 per cent hours before the RBA's release.Notwithstanding ongoing strength in auction clearance rates, house prices and credit creation, trend economic growth, and a decline in the jobless rate to 5.7 per cent, the RBA was always likely to pull the trigger.
Financial Review
03/05
20 Points
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Lower dollar crucial to budget 2016 plans

are helping to support economic activity by lowering borrowing costs for households and businesses."The weighted average lending rates faced by businesses are around their lowest levels in at least two decades, while the standard variable mortgage rate is close to its lowest level since the late 1960s," Treasury notes.But low interest rates are also an important weapon in a world where some major central banks are using monetary policy in a bid to drive their currencies lower.
Financial Review
03/05
16 Points
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ANZ convinces investors a dividend cut is worthwhile

A decision by ANZ Banking Group's new chief executive, Shayne Elliott, to drop low-value corporate customers and reduce lending in Asia was acclaimed by investors even though ANZ cut its dividend for the first time since the financial crisis.ANZ's first-half cash profit fell 24 per cent to $2.8 billion after the bank incurred several one-off charges. Instead, ANZ will focus on banking large multinationals."That will mean less, but more valuable, customer relationships going forward," Mr Elliott said.
Financial Review
03/05
17 Points
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Big business left out of Scott Morrison's budget, multinationals targeted on tax

He will start by extending last year's 1.5 per cent cut to companies with revenue of less than $5 million, then gradually roll that out to companies with higher levels of revenue over the next decade.Generous concessions on depreciation and other measures will be extended to companies with revenue of less than $10 million. Large construction companies will benefit from the continued federal government support for national road and rail projects.
Financial Review
03/05
17 Points
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Budget 2016 tax cut for average workers is a downpayment

Fleur Anderson Treasurer Scott Morrison has flagged further income tax cuts beyond the $6 a week tax relief for average wage earners, starting the day before the expected July 2 election.The government will spend almost $4 billion over the next four years to stop 500,000 taxpayers moving into the second-highest tax bracket, which now taxes every dollar earned over $80,000 at 37¢.
Financial Review
03/05
14 Points
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