A measure of Australian consumer sentiment eased slightly in April as worries about the future for family finances just managed to offset optimism about the economic outlook. A Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank survey of 1,200 people published on Wednesday showed its index of consumer sentiment dipped 0.6 percent in April, from March when it
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The total number of high profile investors and venture capital funds continues to increase in 2018 – a trend Space Angels traces back to 2009. Andreeseen Horowitz and Accel Partners are the latest Silicon Valley funds to back space ventures, with the former investing in satellite start-up Astranis and the latter funding World View. Jeff
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Considering that many families spend more than 100 percent of their income after taxes on monthly expenses alone, personal finance site GoBankingRates measured how long $1 million in savings would last in cities across the country by comparing average expenses for people age 65 and older, including groceries, housing, utilities, transportation and health care. Dollars
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These breaks are best because they’re accessible to all filers, regardless of whether they itemize. Health savings account: If you’re eligible, make a tax-deductible contribution to your HSA by April 17. HSAs have a triple-tax benefit: Contributions are either tax deductible or pretax, savings grow on a tax-free basis and users can make tax-free withdrawals
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During these recent management changes, there has also been intense pressure on Paul Achleitner himself, who has appointed three new chiefs during his tenure. On Monday, Hans-Christoph Hirt, the head of Hermes Equity Ownership Services at Hermes Investment Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe,” that Achleitner has a number of questions to answer. Hermes Equity
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As a result, traders are turning to bond futures, where having more buyers and sellers makes entering and exiting positions easier. The futures market is often used for trading in oil, gold and agriculture products. Using the derivative products allows traders to bet on where prices will go without the hassle of having to buy
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If you’re still procrastinating on filing your 2014 tax return, time is running out for you to collect your refund. About one million taxpayers have yet to file a return for that year. Unpaid refunds from those returns total more than $1 billion, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The median refund is $847. The
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If this is the beginning of a bear market in bonds, however, it is unlikely to be a very long or painful one. Already, the 10-year yield has dropped back to 2.8 percent — largely as a result of President Donald Trump’s desire to initiate trade wars. “I don’t consider this a bear market,” said
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“Tax reform will provide the largest boost to previously high-tax rate sectors such as Telecom Services and Consumer Discretionary,” Kostin wrote. “Consensus expects the reduced tax rate will contribute 7 percentage points to full-year EPS growth of 19 percent. However, our 14 percent top-down 2018 EPS growth estimate in part reflects the fact that all
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While some of us get excited for a long-awaited tax refund, many stress over getting their taxes filed correctly and paid on time. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 into law means that upcoming tax seasons may be all the more stressful as people struggle to make sense of
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David Mareuil | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images People gathering near the Japan Parliament hold placards against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Yasunori Kagoike, head of the Moritomo Gakuen group, gives sworn testimony in the Diet on March 23, 2017. Japan’s Finance Ministry proposed crafting a cover story with a school operator at the
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