Why are some super funds struggling when funds are pouring into them all the time?
Small businesses in the Asia-Pacific region are successfully leaping into the digital era and are optimistic about the future, according to CPA Australia’s 2017 small business survey.
There’s so much more to demographer and analyst Bernard Salt than a quip about A$22 smashed avocado on toast.
To remain livable and economically competitive, rapidly growing cities need to embrace high-tech solutions to solve their many practical problems. However, how willing are citizens to sacrifice their privacy for the benefits of smart cities, and can government regulations keep up with new tech?
The Hong Kong budget, delivered by Financial Secretary Paul MP Chan FCPA on 28 February, announces a surplus of HK$138 billion for 2017-18.
It’s a worldwide problem: economic productivity should be rising … but it’s not. Experts can’t agree on whether it’s due to the global financial crisis (GFC), zombie companies or a complex mix of other factors, but they all agree that things haven’t been this bad since the 1950s.
With steep house prices frustrating a whole generation’s dreams of owning their own home, tech-friendly fractional property investment offers the chance to start small while thinking big.
Plummeting prices for renewable energy sources coupled with high-tech energy storage solutions are putting the heat on old-school coal-fired power generators.
In its June 2017 audit of foreign farm ownership, the Australian Taxation Office found just 13.6 per cent of agricultural land is in in foreign hands.
While many property experts are calling time on the boom that has seen house prices surge across Australia, economists are optimistic the slowing property market will not dent the economy.
It’s estimated that about half of all trade in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is for criminal activity. Governments are starting to act.
A memorandum of understanding between the World Bank and the IFRS Foundation is yet another step on a journey towards the global harmonisation of financial reporting standards.
The Australian government's proposed director identification number is just one weapon in the war against company phoenixing.
David Irvine, chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board, has the last word on what foreign investment deals in Australia fly or fail.
What is the outlook for the Australian economy for 2018 when consumer confidence is up but household budgets are under pressure?
It is worth joining a class action? Some controversial settlements have seen lawyers and litigation funders garner most of the money.
Dividends globally are at a record high, but can this last?
Residential real estate holds significant value for Australians. Financially, it is the country’s largest asset class, with a valuation of over $7 trillion. Emotionally, it defines the Great Australian Dream.
Zombie firms – dud businesses that refuse to die despite not being commercially viable – are not only surviving but multiplying, and acting as deadweight on productivity and growth.
It’s easy to feel pessimistic, but with his 2017 documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel", former US vice president Al Gore continues to rally the fight for the planet.