Economics

The durability of small super funds is seen as another telling sign of inadequate competition.

Supercharged: How high fees eat into super returns


Containers are loaded off a ship and onto trucks at a container terminal in Hong Kong.

Top business issues for 2020


The internet, it seems, is now too deeply ingrained in our society to be assessed with mere money.

How much is the internet worth?


The Mona Lisa is impossible to replace, which cuts to the heart of the issue many accountants face when valuing precious works: how do you put a price on that which has no peer, and a high degree of cultural weight?

Valuing priceless objects: can you put a price tag on heritage assets?


People line up to cast their votes at Moonee Ponds West Primary School, the electorate of Maribyrnong,, on May 18, 2019 in Melbourne.

What does it take to run federal elections? A lot, it turns out.


The new Banking Code of Practice outlines enforceable standards that customers can expect from Australian banks.

Banking Code of Practice tightens rules on bank of mum and dad


Getting fiscal stimulus right for Australia's economy


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


As the world increasingly favours card, online and contactless payments, society is grappling with the implications, good and bad, of a possible cashless society in the near future.

The backlash against contactless payment has arrived


Australians are living longer and due to compulsory superannuation, the superannuation death benefit may be the largest asset in the estate.

Wealth and longevity pose new challenges to estate planning


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