Bank tax is Bowen's idea: Hockey

Bank tax is Bowen's idea: Hockey

AAP Treasurer Joe Hockey has been quick to blame Labor for a potential bank tax, saying it was the shadow treasurer Chris Bowen's idea. Mr Hockey said when Labor was in government, the then treasurer Mr Bowen proposed a bank tax on deposits on the recommendation of all regulators. The planned five basis point fee on deposits is meant to pay for a potential bank failure and to pay for a governmen…

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  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $24.86. Snap-On rose $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $144.06. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.38 or .3 percent, to $110.02. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $68.75. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.05 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.44 or 1.2 percent, to $122.55. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.27 or .7 percent, to $40.08. Dr Pepper Snapple ...