Economics

Easing the regulatory burden on practitioners and improving Australia’s investment and savings regimes are the two main themes of CPA Australia’s submission to the Australian Government ahead of the Federal Budget to be delivered on April 2.

Encouraging investment, cutting red tape: CPA Australia's pre-budget submission


The two major political parties in Australia have contrasting views about who benefits from negative gearing.

Property investment: who really uses negative gearing?


During all the subsequent turbulence locally and abroad, the RBA cash rate has been a rare constant.

Interest rates Australia: the outlook for 2019


'Ho Chi Minh City skyline viewed from across the Saigon River.

Vietnam: Asia's quiet economic achiever


Study findings indicate that even in ideal circumstances disclosure does not ensure consumers make better decisions.

Insurance policies and other financial documents: Why consumers don't read the fine print


'David Mazzone FCPA brings problem-solving skills and a keen sense of justice to his role as COO of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. Photographer: Lightly Salted.

AI dispute resolution: is a robot coming for your divorce?


Many small business owners and their accountants don't yet have a clear understanding of fintech. Illustrations: Michael Killalea

How should accountants talk to clients about fintechs?


'Hong Kong's fintech initiatives have overtaken Singapore but are still no match for mainland China.

Government support spurs fintech optimism in Hong Kong


Bernie Madoff arrives at Federal Court in New York to face charges of fraud in 2009. His long-running commercial fraud spectacularly unravelled in 2008.

The upside of commercial fraud


Hong Kong’s 2019 budget proposes a HK$200 million Urban Forestry Support Fund to encourage students to pursue studies in arboriculture.

Hong Kong budget 2019: global economic headwinds lead to smaller surplus


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