The fall in property prices is likely to exacerbate the credit squeeze for small to medium businesses. Here’s what the property downturn means.
Australia's bankruptcy exclusion period is being reduced from three years to one year. Will this really reduce barriers and improve economic growth?
With another year comes another set of business challenges. What does 2019 have in store for global business? Three experts share their predictions.
Public pension schemes are coming under pressure in many countries, raising questions about how people will fund their retirement lifestyles. Here are some steps to future-proof your nest egg.
As access to bank funding has become harder to obtain, more alternative lenders have emerged from the shadows. These lenders (or shadow banks) are not regulated to the same degree as traditional banks. Could some be a disaster in waiting?
Reforms to equity crowdfunding laws allow proprietary limited companies to raise funds without having to become public companies but it is high risk for investors.
It began as a celebration of singlehood, but the impact of China's Singles’ Day retail event is now being felt around the globe.
Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust in financial transactions, one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrencies, Brian Forde, told the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) meeting in Sydney on November 7, 2018.
The role of the accountant is changing, with technical skills needing to be supplemented by strong interpersonal relationships and the ability to influence clients. These soft skills are crucial in protecting the future value and authority of industries like accounting, where much of the work can be delivered by an algorithm, attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on the second day of the event.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain would “cut out the middleman” in financial services, leaving the accountants of the future to focus less on compliance and more on strengthening relationships and delivering insights to clients, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard today.