Economics

Globally, most businesses have taken a major hit financially due to various governments’ responses to COVID-19, and many will not survive the COVID-19 lockdown phase.

Are higher taxes the best way to shore up the economy?


The BNPL business model is built around getting customers paying on time, compared  to that of the credit card model, which relies on customers being permanently in debt.

Why buy now, pay later providers are here to stay


Amid the hardship of the past six months, glimmers of optimism have emerged, and the next version of normal is slowly taking shape.

7 predictions for the new normal post-pandemic


Five experts explain why SME owners in this group should build an effective online sales presence and how they can go about doing so.

Build your business: 4 tips for selling online


Property stamp duties are entirely pegged to market conditions, and therefore are an inherently unstable revenue source for the states and territories.

Should land tax replace stamp duty in Australia?


Despite slavery being abolished by most countries more than 150 years ago, its modern equivalents can still be found in supply chains across many industries.

Why accountants play a lead role in supply chain management


According to Rob Carnell, it's not the size of the package which is important, it is where the funds are targeted.

Helping hands: How stimulus packages stack up


Globally, corporate leaders are strategising to protect their businesses, while also looking to reposition them for the future.

In better health: How Asia has fought on financially


In an era where consumers are much less reliant on cash, central bank digital currencies could quickly fill the void.

Central banks firm up plans for digital currencies


Even in “normal” times, there is an element of art in economic forecasting.

Can we predict our economic future?


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