Economics

The new Banking Code of Practice outlines enforceable standards that customers can expect from Australian banks.

Banking Code of Practice tightens rules on bank of mum and dad


Getting fiscal stimulus right for Australia's economy


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


As the world increasingly favours card, online and contactless payments, society is grappling with the implications, good and bad, of a possible cashless society in the near future.

The backlash against contactless payment has arrived


Australians are living longer and due to compulsory superannuation, the superannuation death benefit may be the largest asset in the estate.

Wealth and longevity pose new challenges to estate planning


Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan.

ATO Commissioner Jordan on incorrect tax claims on rental income


Malaysia's government is forecasting that the budget deficit will fall from RM51.8 billion in 2019 to RM51.7 billion.

Highlights of Malaysia's 2020 budget


“There is certainly a lot going in gold’s favour at the moment,” says Daniel Hynes, senior commodity strategist at ANZ Bank.

The price of gold shines again


Australian directors face the greatest potential liability from the impact of climate change on their businesses.

Company directors may be headed for litigation over climate change


Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Chair Bernard Teague (centre) and fellow Commissioners Ron McLeod (left) and Susan Pascoe (right) listen to submissions at the County Court in Melbourne on 20 April 2009.

Where to next for royal commissions? Try social issues.


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