Economics

Good-quality properties are still selling on auction day, and usually at the top end of their quote ranges.

Is property still a good investment?


Actively planning for retirement helps counter the loss of identity, income and status that can accompany the exit from the workforce.

Know when to change gear: judging the right time for retirement


Although it’s commonly regarded as a single technology, there are different types of blockchain: public and private.

What’s the difference between a private and public blockchain?


The government will establish a multi-agency Black Economy Standing Taskforce to lead a cross-agency approach to combating the black economy.

Back in black: taskforce combats the black economy


We live in a highly digitalised society, where the concept of “public image” has a completely different meaning than it used to.

Pros and cons of 'fame tax' on celebrity image rights


The beginning of the global financial crisis prompted widespread economic hysteria.

10 years on: looking back on Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis


Not all design trends stand the test of time. What features should you look for in your property investment?

Designs to future-proof your property investment


Public sector agencies are exploring the potential of blockchain technology.

How governments are using blockchain technology


Regulators have made it clear that companies will be expected to provide disclosure on climate risk in line with the generally accepted principles of corporate governance.

Company directors face questions on climate change risk


The property market is deflating, but with a gentle hiss rather than a cacophonous bang. House prices in Sydney have been hit the hardest.

Outlook for property prices: lower for longer?


Parents can influence their children’s financial behaviours by displaying and reinforcing disciplined approaches to money matters.

5 ways to teach your kids about money and improve their financial literacy


Estimates indicate that there are up to 45 million victims of modern slavery worldwide.

Modern slavery: what companies can do to wipe it out


Optimism bias is the human tendency to believe that things will turn out better than they will.

Is optimism bias ruining your investments?


The Australian superannuation system is designed to be universal.

Is the superannuation guarantee a barrier for women, low-income earners and those with multiple jobs?


India is experiencing an e-commerce boom as start-ups emerge and consumers jump on the digital bandwagon.

India's road to global economic powerhouse is paved with reform and innovation


A potential food security crisis looms in the decades to come, if not sooner.

Global food security: are we running out of time?


Transport in particular has been fertile ground for Singapore’s sharing economy - or shareconomy - with bike sharing services taking off, and car and van sharing services following suit.

Inside Singapore's sharing economy


As people age and retire they not only stop paying income tax but increasingly direct their spending to categories which do not attract GST.

Workers the losers as consumption taxes shrink


There are plenty of stories on the topic of a Royal Commission-driven credit crunch right now, and not all of them are based on fact.

Are consumers and small business facing a credit crunch?


It is not only longevity risk – fear of outliving money – that is the main driver of retirees not spending.

Why won’t retirees spend their superannuation?


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