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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


Many experts argue that something needs to be done to make property more affordable and accessible for lower and middle-income households.

Should the Australian property market be cooled down?


The Tasmanian 2021-22 budget announced that $500,000 will be spent on the Bee Industry Futures Report.

Tasmanian budget: modest spending while economy remains strong


Tracing the primary sources of outbreaks, their immediate contacts, and identifying exposure sites as quickly as possible, has been critical in helping to contain the spread of the virus.

How does contact tracing work?


Many countries that struggled with containing COVID-19 are now well ahead of Australia when it comes to vaccinations.

Vaccine rollout a shot in the arm for multi-speed recovery?


Once launched, central bank digital currencies are expected to greatly reduce the number of physical bank notes and coins that need to be manufactured and kept in circulation.

The rise of central bank digital currencies


The bustling central Vietnamese city of Da Nang in November 2017, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Will Vietnam's economy remain strong?


Australia’s dairy industry is a key sector of the agricultural economy, coming in fourth behind beef, wheat and sheep.

How Naturo is disrupting the fresh milk market


Quiz: Test your FX knowledge


Every day, millions of people around the world experience virtual worlds, and the ways in which they interact with these worlds and other players can often take unexpected turns.

Big business: The growth of virtual economies


IFRS 17 is about 20 years in the making and is unusual in being the only reporting standard that is directed at a specific industry.

IFRS 17: What you need to know


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