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Adam Courtenay

Adam Courtenay writes general business, investment and market-related stories for several major newspapers in Australia including The Sydney Morning Herald/Age and the Australian Financial Review. He also works for Denmark-based TradingFloor.com as both an Asian correspondent and copy editor. He recently wrote his first eBook, Grand Mistresses of the Amazon, and is currently writing his second.

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'Amy Foo CPA, Melbourne-based managing director of the San Francisco software company Zendesk lives and breathes digital finance. Photographer: Anthony Geernaert.

Zendesk's Amy Foo CPA is on a mission to go for growth


Ruth Medd FCPA (right) and Claire Braund, co-founders of Women on Boards. Photographer: Nic Walker

Women on boards: are we making any progress?


The basis of "The Entrepreneurial Accountant" author Phil Richards' advice to up-and-coming CPAs is to stay focused on what he calls his Five F's. Photographer: Luke Marsden.

What The Entrepreneurial Accountant can teach CPAs about success


For most businesses, blockchain is part of a distant future they don’t quite understand, but proponents say it has the potential to transform the engine room of financial services.

Blockchain reaction: is your data safe from hacking?


Ayesha Khanna will talk about AI and machine learning at WCOA 2018.

Learning to love AI: Dr Ayesha Khanna sees a new way forward with artificial intelligence


The Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan.

Pokemon v Redbubble heads for round 2


Helen Coonan, the chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), has a CV studded with political, legal and commercial expertise. But just as importantly, it’s underwritten by a strong social conscience. Photographer: Nic Walker.

The Complaints Whisperer: Helen Coonan's clear vision for the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority


Diana B. Henriques, New York Times finance reporter, watched from the sidelines as Bernie Madoff evolved into an investment titan.

Hunting Bernie Madoff, the wizard of lies


Age discrimination far outweighs other forms of bias in the job-seeking process, so those over the age of 55 are finding it difficult to find work, despite a willingness to participate in the workforce.

Over 50 and out to pasture? Time for employers and government to stamp out age discrimination.


It probably comes as no surprise that social media defamation suits are rising exponentially across the world. Illustration: Ellen Porteus.

Social media defamation: how bad 'netiquette' can cost you in court