Alibaba’s customer-to-business model shows how to use the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to respond to customers’ desires. A book by the company’s chief strategy officer, Ming Zeng, charts Alibaba’s innovative use of technology.
Leading economist, Reserve Bank of Australia board member and now dean of one of Australia's most prestigious business schools, Professor Ian Harper has plans to bring academia and business closer.
Each year, dozens of studies are published about the challenges that surround Australian contemporary life. None, however, reveals the nation's changes as much as the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Here's what it reveals about the country's financial literacy.
Slavery and bribery are likely to be top of the agenda for financial regulators in 2019. Here's a look at the landscape for regulations in the Asia-Pacific.
Countries are testing a range of concepts, from facial-recognition payment systems to fully automated convenience stores. Here's why China is now the world's retail laboratory.
The exodus of ageing baby boomers from the workforce means organisations risk losing access to valuable institutional knowledge. Read on for ways to share skills and experience and turn boomers into boomerangs.
A new CPA Australia survey finds businesses in China cautiously optimistic in 2019 amid global uncertainties.
The fall in property prices is likely to exacerbate the credit squeeze for small to medium businesses. Here’s what the property downturn means.
Australia's bankruptcy exclusion period is being reduced from three years to one year. Will this really reduce barriers and improve economic growth?
With another year comes another set of business challenges. What does 2019 have in store for global business? Three experts share their predictions.
Public pension schemes are coming under pressure in many countries, raising questions about how people will fund their retirement lifestyles. Here are some steps to future-proof your nest egg.
As access to bank funding has become harder to obtain, more alternative lenders have emerged from the shadows. These lenders (or shadow banks) are not regulated to the same degree as traditional banks. Could some be a disaster in waiting?
Reforms to equity crowdfunding laws allow proprietary limited companies to raise funds without having to become public companies but it is high risk for investors.
It began as a celebration of singlehood, but the impact of China's Singles’ Day retail event is now being felt around the globe.
Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust in financial transactions, one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrencies, Brian Forde, told the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) meeting in Sydney on November 7, 2018.
The role of the accountant is changing, with technical skills needing to be supplemented by strong interpersonal relationships and the ability to influence clients. These soft skills are crucial in protecting the future value and authority of industries like accounting, where much of the work can be delivered by an algorithm, attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain would “cut out the middleman” in financial services, leaving the accountants of the future to focus less on compliance and more on strengthening relationships and delivering insights to clients, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard today.
Malaysia’s finance minister Lim Guan Eng delivered the Malaysian Government’s budget on Friday 2 November 2018, outlining three key areas of focus.
Pokemon Company International was initially awarded a pittance over an alleged copyright infringement by Australian manufacturer Redbubble, but the gaming giant is gearing up for another round.