Economics

A range of technologies are available that can enable audit team members to collaborate effectively in real time, even when working remotely in different locations.

Auditors turn to new tech amid COVID-19 crisis


The experience from similar schemes interstate has shown no evidence of significant adverse impacts to employers or employees in the  covered industries or to the economy generally.

Taking it with you: should long service leave be portable?


Reconstruction work at The Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011.

Rising from the rubble: how Christchurch rebuilds


Accountants must recognise that they are living in environmental systems that are under severe stress.

Corporate sustainability and ESG: counting on accountants


AFCA chief David Locke. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

AFCA chief David Locke's clean slate


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Impacts of COVID-19 on reporting entities and auditors


Overall results of the Malaysian Business Sentiment Survey reveal that about 74 per cent of business leaders are cautiously proactive about their company’s prospects through 2020.

Business confidence rises in Malaysia


The government has earmarked HK$6.5 billion for implementing several harbourfront development initiatives at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.

10 under-the-radar items from the Hong Kong 2020-21 Budget


Businesses that achieve astronomical growth in short periods of time inspire other entrepreneurs to come out of the shadows and have a go.

Supercharging start-up investment: risks and rewards


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is illuminated by a New Year’s Eve fireworks display on 31 December 1999. The Goods and Services Act was introduced earlier that year.

GST in Australia 20 years on: looking back on taxing times


In Australia, the proportion of households who are over-indebted rose from 21 per cent in 2003-2004 to 29 per cent in 2015-2016.

Why a squeezed middle class spells trouble


Payment methods are changing in business, led by a boom in fintech companies and government digitisation projects.

New payment technologies: challenging business as usual


Former Treasurer Paul Keating (left) and Prime Minister Bob Hawke in June 1988 at the Australian Labor Party national conference.

Recession in Australia in 2020: weighing up the odds


In announcing the Budget, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said the focus will be on "supporting enterprises, safeguarding jobs, stimulating the economy and relieving people's burden."

Hong Kong announced expansionary budget to support economy


Singapore’s Budget 2020 is focused on assisting business and the broader community to manage the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Singapore Budget seeks transformation and growth through partnerships


As economies slow around the world, the onus will be on CEOs, accountants and finance professionals to guide businesses of all sizes through stormy waters.

Business issues 2020: brace for challenges ahead


Hong Kong’s skyline shrouded in a thick haze of pollution, October 2018.

ESG on the radar


Some critics suggest consumers should be more proactive in chasing the best possible deals when renewing contracts such as insurance.

Customer loyalty doesn't pay. Here's why.


Australia needs to confront a fundamental question: what is the purpose of private hospital care?

Why Australia's health industry is feeling the pinch


Can we measure wellbeing and happiness and apply those measures to public policy, and how much of a change can a wellbeing perspective make to the world?

How to measure the economics of happiness


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