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Election 2014 - your GST vote

This weekend’s New Zealand general election offers some choice in GST policy.

So, if you’re a GST geek like me you might be swayed by what the different parties intend doing about GST. 159 more words

Legislative Developments

Retail Sales Much Stronger?

Financial FAQs

The jump in retail sales was huge, plus upward revisions to past months that made more sense with other indicators of a growing economy. 342 more words

Weekly Financial News

Consumer spending showing renewed life

Economists are revising up estimates for consumer spending in the current quarter and the rest of 2014 after last week’s solid retail sales report and strong data on health care outlays. 15 more words

U.S. Consumer Spending - no money to save you say⁉️

Who would have thunk it? Americans have discretionary income to spend‼️According to Gallup poll Americans spend nearly $100 a day on stuff beyond normal monthly bills and major purchases. 272 more words

Observations On Life

Is Japan On Track With its Economic Growth Plan?

Is Japan making the same mistakes as everyone else with respect to its economy? So far, it seems like it. The Japanese economy has been in a slow growth mode for many years. 453 more words

Education And Finance

Why You Should Never Pay £65 For A Shrink Wrap

They say that every so often, you will have an epiphany. For me, that was while I was a prisoner wrapped in industrial strength cling film, slowly choking under a white duvet. 867 more words

Fed Beige Book survey finds economic pickup

The U.S. economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace over the past six weeks as a booming auto industry and tourism continued to drive growth, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. 18 more words