Economics

The Australian property market recorded the weakest conditions since the global financial crisis, with national home values down by 4.1 per cent over the year to November.

Property downturn affects SME confidence


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


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