Economics

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ACT’s 'business-lite' budget ignores potential for economic winter


With a stockpile of cash raised from investors, the sole objective of the venture capitalists behind each SPAC is to seek out a privately held company that can be acquired and then taken public.

Why the ASX is watching SPACs closely


Taking advantage of record low interest rates, companies around the world have been going to banks to borrow additional capital.

How will debt affect our economic future?


The pandemic is going to be with us for another couple of years, so we need to have a different strategy for managing COVID-19, in part because of the  economic and humanitarian costs.

How to prevent a K-shaped economic recovery


Growing numbers of retailers receiving payments from international e-commerce marketplaces need to contend with a whole new world of payment gateways, country-specific rules and regulations, fees and payment structures.

Best-practice solutions for foreign exchange


$16 million to increase maintenance on Rottnest Island, including a new battery energy storage system and upgrade of a wastewater pumping station.

WA budget: labour shortages anchor down WA’s budget treasure ship


The HPI combines four elements – life expectancy, wellbeing, ecological footprint and inequality – to show how efficiently people in different countries are using environmental resources to lead long, happy lives.

GDP alternatives: 8 ways of measuring economic health


As of July 2021, more than 130 Inclusive Framework member jurisdictions have committed to a two-pillar solution, with a detailed implementation plan to be finalised by October 2021.

Addressing the tax challenges of digitalisation


Countries that successfully handled the health crisis of COVID-19 achieved the quickest, and best, economic recoveries.

Can we crisis-proof the economy?


Investment bubbles are defined as the swift escalation of an asset price followed by a rapid and often devastating fall.

The impact of social media on investment bubbles


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