Economists are divided on whether interest rates in Australia are headed up or down, but they do see demand for labour rising. Here’s the interest rate forecast for 2019.
What is the outlook for Australian property prices now that the property market has passed its peak? Will house prices continue to deflate in key markets?
Despite economic growth, low inflation and a tightening job market, global interest rates remain stubbornly low and show no sign of increasing significantly anytime soon.
Will the UK’s prolonged divorce from the European Union be an opportunity to restore the country to global eminence by reinvigorating the Commonwealth as a trading network?
When it comes to money, humans are not rational creatures. Behavioural economics uses subtle prods to shift our bad habits.
It’s a worldwide problem: economic productivity should be rising … but it’s not. Experts can’t agree on whether it’s due to the global financial crisis (GFC), zombie companies or a complex mix of other factors, but they all agree that things haven’t been this bad since the 1950s.
Finance professionals will be extra busy this year, as a swathe of new accounting standards come into force. Accountants need business acumen, data analytics and leadership skills to provide strategic advice. Competition for the smartest people in the room is tougher than ever.
Zombie firms – dud businesses that refuse to die despite not being commercially viable – are not only surviving but multiplying, and acting as deadweight on productivity and growth.
Stopping people using and hoarding large sums of cash could be a crucial step in cracking down on tax avoidance.
With Asia’s expanding middle class hungry for its produce, you’d think Australia’s agricultural sector would have institutional investors lining up to plough money into future growth – but they’re not.
For many businesses, the lure of the initial public offering has lost its gloss. In the US, especially, the number of publicly listed companies has plunged. What’s behind this big change?
Bitcoin and blockchain have the potential to change the way Papua New Guineans gain access to funds and credit.
As the world’s zero-tax havens disappear and corporate tax rates are slashed, many economists say the outcome will be smaller government budget deficits, stronger growth, higher wages and more jobs. While presidents and prime ministers are advocating tax reform, not everyone is convinced.
Oil-producing countries are being forced to rethink their tax mix as oil prices remain low.
War, recession and increasingly reactionary politics are shaking the international order. As the UK exits the European Union and the US baulks at multilateral trade and security agreements, the world is changing rapidly, further shifting power to giants China and India.
Governments globally are cutting – or promising to cut – company tax rates, but what does this mean for advanced economies?
Manufacturing makes more products than ever before, but not the jobs that once went with them. How can struggling economies resurrect their rust belt regions when factories employ more machines than people?
The Queensland Audit Office is leading the way on analysing large amounts of complex audit data to unlock insights into government agencies.
Many parents who were looking forward to a debt-free retirement are helping adult children enter the property market – and the Australian Treasury is worried.
More and more regulators are following the ATO’s example of using less of the big stick approach and more of the consultative process in dealing with business.