Can the government hold onto its surplus?

This week on Talking Finance, Alan Kohler speaks with Malcolm Farr, National Political Editor for news.com.au about why this isn’t an appropriate year for a surplus. There's also market news with Evan Lucas, Chief Market Strategist at InvestSMART; economics with Stephen Koukoulas, Managing Director of Market Economics; and the latest on privacy with Steve Sammartino, Author and Futurist.

This week on Talking Finance, I speak with:

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Hello and welcome to Talking Finance, I'm Alan Kohler and I'm back from holidays. So here we go. This week on the show, let's talk to Malcolm Farr, National Political Editor for news.com.au about what's going on in politics and whether the government can hold onto its surplus. Evan Lucas, Chief Market Strategist at InvestSMART discusses new record lows in the bond market and highs in the equity market. Stephen Koukoulas, Managing Director of Market Economics lets us know what's going on with interest rates and this week's rate cut from the Reserve Bank. And Steve Sammartino, Author & Futurist talks us through what's happening with privacy and there's quite a lot going on in that space as well.

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