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US company tax cut boost

US President Donald Trump’s ‘‘massive’’ tax reduction plan, details of which are expected on Thursday, will have direct benefits for Australia, Vice-President Mike Pence says. The Fin

 

More than a third of ASX100 CEOs foreign

More than a third of chief executives of ASX100 companies are foreign-born, exposing how dramatically the federal government’s visa changes could reshape the C-suite. The Fin

 

WorleyParsons CEO is ‘not a seller’

WorleyParsons will consider teaming up with the Dar Group to work on global engineering and infrastructure projects after the Dubai-based group snapped up 19.9 per cent of the Australian company. The Fin

 

PM regains ground on citizen rules

The Coalition has regained ground in the wake of Malcolm Turnbull’s controversial move to toughen Australian citizenship rules, narrowing Labor’s lead to 52 to 48 per cent in two-party terms but failing to generate a more powerful shift in voter support. The Aus

 

Tatts suitor sweetens cash bid

The Macquarie Group-led consortium has sweetened its bid for Tatts to head off analysts’ criticism of the deal and boost its chances of getting the board to give it a look at the books ahead of an expected bidding war. The Aus

 

Vodafone cool to TPG threat

Vodafone Australia boss Inaki Berroeta has played down talk that TPG Telecom is going to eat its lunch in the mobiles market through a combination of cheaper prices and unlimited data plans. The Aus

 

Big changes for Perth skyline

Cranes are set to dot the city skyline again, with about 60 buildings under construction or likely to begin soon after gaining development approval from the council. The West

 

WA the nation’s economic laggard

Despite signs the WA economy has bottomed out, a report says the State continues to be the nation’s laggard with the gap widening between here and other stragglers. The West

 

Local liquidator in pizza war

A West Perth liquidator is taking on one of the world’s biggest fast-food companies on behalf of almost 200 Pizza Hut franchisees who lost out when they were ordered to slash the prices on their menus. The West

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: US President Donald Trump’s ‘‘massive’’ tax reduction plan, details of which are expected on Thursday, will have direct benefits for Australia, Vice-President Mike Pence says.

The booming housing market could finally be about to turn, with auction clearance rates falling back over the weekend and analysts from investment bank UBS ‘‘calling the top’’.

Page 2: Australian e-tailers enjoying growth in their own right should ignore Amazon’s invitation to join its ‘‘Marketplace’’ platform for third-party sellers, an e-commerce entrepreneur has warned.

Page 4: Voters are more concerned about health, economic growth, and welfare than they are housing affordability when it comes to priorities for the forthcoming May budget, exclusive new research reveals.

Page 5: Tax experts say a lot of investors are considering setting up a second selfmanaged super fund to minimise their tax bill when a raft of super changes start in July.

Page 8: More than a third of chief executives of ASX100 companies are foreign-born, exposing how dramatically the federal government’s visa changes could reshape the C-suite.

Page 13: WorleyParsons will consider teaming up with the Dar Group to work on global engineering and infrastructure projects after the Dubai-based group snapped up 19.9 per cent of the Australian company.

Page 17: Companies and internet service providers should lift efforts to educate small business customers about cyber risks as the government adopts a more active role blocking malicious internet activity, said the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Dan Tehan.

 

The Australian

Page 1: The Coalition has regained ground in the wake of Malcolm Turnbull’s controversial move to toughen Australian citizenship rules, narrowing Labor’s lead to 52 to 48 per cent in two-party terms but failing to generate a more powerful shift in voter support.

Page 2: Australia will pursue a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong that could secure significant access for service industries to our largest offshore business base in east Asia.

Page 4: The federal government has reversed proposed cuts to community legal centres and is pouring in an extra $55.7 million as part of a plan to spend record levels of public money on legal assistance.

Page 7: Two of Australia’s most influential corporate leaders are backing Danielle Roche to topple John Coates as Australian Olympic Committee president, following a series of revelations about the spending priorities and workplace culture of Australia’s national Olympic body.

Page 17: Harvey Norman founder Gerry Harvey has launched a blistering attack on Amazon by stamping it the “Attila the Hun” of the retail world in its zeal to destroy everything in its path, while vowing to give the US online giant the fight of its life when it sets up in Australia.

The Macquarie Group-led consortium has sweetened its bid for Tatts to head off analysts’ criticism of the deal and boost its chances of getting the board to give it a look at the books ahead of an expected bidding war.

Page 19: Vodafone Australia boss Inaki Berroeta has played down talk that TPG Telecom is going to eat its lunch in the mobiles market through a combination of cheaper prices and unlimited data plans.

 

The West Australian

Page 1: Cranes are set to dot the city skyline again, with about 60 buildings under construction or likely to begin soon after gaining development approval from the council.

Page 6: Despite signs the WA economy has bottomed out, a report says the State continues to be the nation’s laggard with the gap widening between here and other stragglers.

Page 7: The Federal Government is under pressure to use next month’s Budget to inject hundreds of millions of dollars into a string of big infrastructure projects, led by a key part of the new WA Government’s Metronet plan.

Page 12: The university sector is demanding the Federal Government stop using it as a Budget cash cow while warning against moves to load more debt on to the nation’s one million students.

One of Australia’s biggest gas pipeline operators says a touted “nation building” pipeline from WA to the Eastern States will cost up to $5 billion to develop.

Page 54: A West Perth liquidator is taking on one of the world’s biggest fast-food companies on behalf of almost 200 Pizza Hut franchisees who lost out when they were ordered to slash the prices on their menus.

Many at Boeing never wanted to build the world’s bestselling and most reliable plane and at one stage the non-believers almost sold the design to a consortium of Japanese aerospace manufacturers.

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