EDITOR'S PICKS

In this week's essential reading guide Kohler says Swan's budget savings won't show til he's gone; Gottliebsen explains what the budget did to the dollar; Koukoulas tips a surplus after seven years; and Bartholomeusz breaks down Virgin's failed earnings calculations.

BUDGET 2013: Not tough, not clean but not bad
Alan Kohler
Look past the forward “guestimates” and Swan’s last budget is not a tough one. Any big savings will appear long after he’s gone.

The dollar's fall reveals a budget mess
Robert Gottliebsen
The Australian budget gave currency traders a clearer view on the medium term prospects for the Australian economy. It seems they don't like what they see.

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