Minoo Master Chartered Accountants Limited

“Modern businesses are constantly exposed to risks, fierce competition, and other extraneous factors which can be addressed through financial discipline and sound financial reporting. In each of these, the presence of a professionally qualified and competent accountant is imperative,” Minoo Master, a senior Chartered Accountant said. As Founder-Director of Minoo Master Chartered Accountants Limited, he possesses a wealth of technical…

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New system pushes students to become tradespeople

Rowan Quinn High school students are being encouraged to spurn university for a trade, with promises they can buy houses earlier than their academic counterparts. Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation, which provides building apprenticeships, has launched a new system in schools that allows students to build their own CV of NCEA credits, skills and other qualifications. Prospective employers will…

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No-Surprise Budget sets new priorities, scraps tax cuts

Families to get $5.5 billion, Housing ($3.8 billion), Health ($3.2 billion) Venkat Raman The first Budget of the Labour-led government presented by Finance Minister Grant Robertson had few surprises, given the promises made during the election campaign last year and the course set by the ‘100-Day Plan.’ It is equally expansionary, although there is caution in spending in some areas,…

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Budget for transformation and greater productivity

$9 billion more for infrastructure but debt to fall Venkat Raman The government will borrow $9 billion to fund infrastructure and priority areas but Finance Minister Grant Robertson made no apology for the additional loans saying that New Zealand needs to improve its public services and ‘New Zealanders want it.’ Introducing his first Budget to Parliament this afternoon, he said…

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Good fiscal management with investment in priority sectors

Budget 2018 sets the path for meeting promises Michael Wood May 17, 2018 saw the Coalition Government deliver its first Budget. It saw the implementation of many key election pledges and built the foundations for a better and fairer New Zealand. There are major social and infrastructure deficits that need to be addressed, and while we cannot do all these…

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Budget 2018 is hugely disappointing says National

Simon Bridges The Labour Government has delivered its first Budget. It was a hugely disappointing Budget with no plan beyond tax, borrow and spend. This Government was gifted an incredible legacy by hard working New Zealanders and by National. They inherited a strong, growing economy improving the lives of New Zealand families. They inherited a much more prosperous and outward…

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Compassion determines quality of life here and hereafter

Khaled Al-Maeena The celebration of Eid Al Fitr culminates a month of fasting wherein the faithful have spent their time praying and beseeching God for forgiveness and mercy. For many, Ramadan was not just an abstention from food and drink. Rather, it was an exercise in patience and discipline. Eid is the celebration for those who fasted and obeyed God’s…

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