Economics

Studies have shown that people spend significantly more when they use “virtual” as opposed to physical money.

6 reasons why we still need cash


The discovery of double Irish Dutch “sandwich” structures used by some multinationals to circumvent tax laws brought the discussion into the public consciousness.

Do big businesses pay their fair share of tax?


Prior to the pandemic, there was already a growing movement against globalisation and its long supply chains.

Resilience key to supply chain success


The current negative population trend is set to continue in 2021-2022, with the number of Australians expected to leave the country likely to increase.

Why declining migration stalls economic recovery


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


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