Economics

If the stigma around bankruptcy diminishes, rogue bankrupts could become less concerned about the consequences and creditors could suffer greater losses.

Bankruptcy exclusion period: will dropping it to one year really improve economic growth?


Three experts forecast what the top issues will be for global business in 2019.

Business forecast 2019: the top issues


A perfect storm of ageing populations, low interest rate environments that stymie compound interest, and high government debt is placing enormous pressure on many retirement systems.

Retirement: future-proofing your nest egg


The term “shadow bank” was initially coined in the US, just before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), to describe the risky mortgage-backed securities structures set up by banks to offload unwanted loans from their balance sheets.

Shadow banks: a disaster in the making?


The Australian Government’s long-awaited equity crowdfunding reforms have finally been passed.

New era for equity crowdfunding


The first incarnation of Singles’ Day as a retail event in China didn’t take place until 2009, when Alibaba got on board.

China’s Singles’ Day: why November 11 is the world’s biggest retail event


Brian Forde believes developing countries will move into cryptocurrency adoption ahead of developed countries.

Brian Forde: Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust


Don’t be fooled into thinking people are data-driven – they’re just fishing for data to support the decision they have already made.

How behavioural economics can transform accountant/client relationships


Accountants should remember that they will remain the “anxiety transfer experts” for clients, allaying fears and concerns and delivering insights into their business.

Accountants and AI: adapting to the digital future


The Malaysian Government is forecasting that the budget deficit will grow to RM53.3 billion in 2018 from RM40.3 billion in 2017.

Malaysian budget highlights: 3 key areas of focus


Like what you're reading? Enter your email to receive the fortnightly INTHEBLACK e-newsletter.