The ACT’s 2021-22 budget provides some notable spending on health, education and infrastructure but little in the way of post-lockdown support for business.
Last year saw record-high capital being raised from listings of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. Here's how it could play out in Australia.
COVID-19 has triggered a global debt binge, sparking concerns about the effects of debt on our long-term economic future.
Most economists agree that the gulf between rich and poor has widened as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns about a "K shaped" recovery.
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Western Australia’s 2021-22 budget affirms that its pandemic lock out approach and record high iron ore prices helped the state post one of the world’s strongest growth rates last financial year. But labour shortages will act as a drag on the economy until its borders re-open.
Governments and organisations are considering measures to supplement the commonly used Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to provide a more holistic picture of economic health.
The OECD/G20 inclusive framework has recently made progress towards addressing the tax challenges associated with digitalisation, with more than 130 jurisdictions committing to a joint solution on corporate taxes.
Many scientists warn that COVID-19 will not be the last or the worst pandemic of our lifetime. Is there a way to pandemic-proof our economies? Three experts weigh in.
Investment bubbles are by no means a recent phenomenon, but the influence of social media on the herd instinct can have a crippling effect when the bubbles burst.
The Australian property market has grown exponentially over the past few decades, defying the global financial crisis (GFC) and now a pandemic. What makes it so resilient, and should steps be taken to cool it down?
Tasmania’s 2021-22 budget affirms that its lock out approach during lockdowns helped it to record strong growth. But as Australia moves to an 80 per cent vaccination rate, this strategy is reaching its expiry date.
Mandatory check-ins via QR code have become a common sight. What are the behind-the scenes workings of a system that is crucial to containing outbreaks of COVID-19?
As countries around the world race to get their populations vaccinated, economists are closely watching for correlations between COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and economic recovery.
With the use of physical cash in decline, the world's central banks are working fast to create digital versions of national currencies. What implications does this have for the world of finance?
Vietnam's demographics and strong manufacturing base, developed over two decades, have put it in a favourable position to weather current challenges.
Naturo's patented Haelen method of extending the shelf life of fresh milk is a world-first, and has the potential to boost Australia's dairy industry with new export opportunities and an increase in farmgate prices.
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As the popularity of online video games continues to grow, all eyes are on the virtual economies that are emerging around them.
Interesting times lie ahead for insurers, who are readying for more transparency under a new accounting standard while preparing for a heavy flow of potential pandemic-related claims.