Asia Pacific round-up: China vows more targeted policy steps to lift economy, and more

31 Jul 15

A round-up of recent public finance stories from Asia Pacific you might have missed.

China’s Politburo has promised to step up “targeted” adjustments to economic policy to foster stable growth in the world's second-largest economy, media said on Thursday. (Reuters)

Malaysia anti-corruption agency panels call for transparent probe

The five independent panels overseeing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission have called for the graft probe against state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad to be conducted in an independent, transparent and professional manner. (Channel News Asia)

Western Australia has highest payroll tax in the country, report finds

Western Australia now has the highest payroll tax costs in the country, as recent changes to the exemption threshold add more pressure to businesses, according to a new report. (abc net)

New Zealand’s push for workplace safety reforms criticised

New Zealand's recent push to introduce more health and safety regulations has sparked criticism from some of the political parties. (International Business Times)

Delhi government anti-corruption helpline examined in graft probe

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's pet scheme, the anti-corruption helpline is reported to be under graft scanner. (One India)


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