A nation can have plentiful resources and an established commercial sector, but terrible policies implemented with determination can send its economy into a downward spiral.
Trade tensions in the Asia-Pacific region dampened growth for business last year, but the CPA Australia Small Business Survey has found that not everyone is gloomy about their prospects.
Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has put healthcare, apprenticeships and tax cuts for lower-paid workers at the centre of his electoral pitch as the Australian Labor Party sought to outbid the federal government’s budget measures in its appeal to voters.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg may not have thumped the desk about them on budget night, but there are a host of small and interesting items in the 2019 Budget papers.
Tax cuts, incentives for business investment and spending on health and welfare: tonight’s Federal Budget was crafted with Australia’s May election in mind. Read on for CPA Australia’s verdict on Budget 2019.
Thousands of Australians are already taking money from their retirement nest eggs to pay for treatments such as IVF or weight loss surgery. The government is also reviewing early release of superannuation to compensate victims of crime. However, accessing super early reduces the pot of money available in retirement.
Opportunities abound for savvy exporters targeting an Indian economy that continues to grow at speed. However, success takes patience and planning.
The CPA Australia pre-budget submission to Federal Treasury focuses on reducing regulatory burdens and encouraging investment innovation.
People who negatively gear investment property are most likely to be on higher incomes, yet the upfront tax benefits of negative gearing that they claim is relatively modest.
Economists are divided on whether interest rates in Australia are headed up or down, but they do see demand for labour rising. Here’s the interest rate forecast for 2019.
Hailed as the rising star of South-East Asia's economies, Vietnam has undergone considerable business and cultural transformation, courtesy of the Doi Moi economic renewal policy. The question now is where the country goes from here.
Detailed disclosure may be of benefit to some, but getting all consumers to read complicated financial documents, like insurance policies, and take note is another matter entirely.
David Mazzone FCPA is pioneering the use of AI (artificial intelligence) to ease some of the pain of separation and divorce. AI takes information entered by users and compares it against family law cases to provide a starting point for dispute resolution.
As traditional lenders ration their credit, fintech offerings become increasingly attractive. What advice should an accountant provide to businesses borrowing outside the big banks?
Hong Kong was slow off the fintech starting block, but with government support has made up for lost time. The smart money is on the Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative, which stands to escalate recent fintech developments.
Former regulator Dan Davies argues we should stop seeing fraud - like that of Bernie Madoff - as a sign of decay and accept that it will happen in a healthy, trust-based commercial society.
The Hong Kong budget, delivered by Financial Secretary Paul MP Chan FCPA on 27 February, announced a surplus of HK$58.7 billion for 2018-19, down from the surplus of HK$138 billion for 2017-18.
The price of bitcoin has crashed in early 2019 but some experts in the field argue that the news is not all bad, with the future for cryptocurrencies looking fairly strong.
The Singapore government has unveiled an expansionary budget for fiscal year 2019, focused on enhancing the capabilities of its companies and workers as the country transforms its economy for a digital future.
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.