Economics

In the face of persistent economic uncertainties and challenges, it is important organisations focus on maximising efficiency, ensuring financial health and cautiously identifying growth opportunities.

Businesses turn to digital to weather tough economy


In April 2020 a YouGov poll in the UK found that 51 per cent of the public supported the introduction of a UBI, whereby all adults would receive a guaranteed monthly wage, regardless of their employment status.

Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


As rents in the CBD become cheaper owing to weaker demand, those companies that couldn’t previously afford a CBD address may move in.

The future of cities in a post-COVID world


As workforce data emerged in the first few months of the pandemic, experts started referring to its impact on women’s employment as a “pink recession”.

Staving off a pink recession


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


Annual general meetings (AGMs) have heated up over the past few years, and activist investors focusing on climate risk disclosure are responsible for much of the excitement.

Shareholder activism on climate change heats up


According to RateCity, Australians are reported to have closed almost 400,000 credit card accounts between March and June 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are the days of credit card debt numbered?


What has become ingrained is the understanding of the need to save for retirement from an early age.

Should Australia delay its super guarantee increase?


Economists anticipate prolonged economic uncertainty, but are confident recovery will certainly be led by technology-intensive jobs and industries.

8 ways the COVID-19 recession will change your life


If productivity is the engine that drives the economy, it is not too hard to draw the conclusion that it needs to be serviced.

Can boosting the economy improve productivity?


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