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As the popularity of online video games continues to grow, all eyes are on the virtual economies that are emerging around them.
Interesting times lie ahead for insurers, who are readying for more transparency under a new accounting standard while preparing for a heavy flow of potential pandemic-related claims.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been in the headlines ever since celebrity supporters Elon Musk, Snoop Dogg and Mark Cuban expressed their interest in them. Are NFTs hype or the start of a revolution?
South Australia’s 2021-22 budget provides the second act to last year’s COVID -stimulus, while keeping the government’s economic powder dry ahead of next election.
The 2021-22 budget delivers an expansionary budget that increases the fiscal deficit for the coming financial year. While NSW is experiencing a faster-than-expected economic recovery, it won’t get to full recovery until successful vaccine roll-out and re-opening of Australia’s international borders.
There’s a new regulatory scheme putting large businesses’ payment habits under the microscope. You should have heard of Payment Times Reporting Scheme by now, because it began in Australia on January 1 2021.
The 2021-22 budget has a jobs fund as its centrepiece but the state won’t experience full economic recovery until a successful national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and re-opening of Australia’s international borders.
Several central banks around the world, including those of the European Union, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Japan, have introduced negative interest rates to bolster their economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Has this bold strategy produced the desired effect?
In March 2020, COVID-19 claimed one of its most high-profile "victims" - the Tokyo Olympic Games. The cost of the delay may make it the most expensive games yet. Given the financial risks, is hosting the Olympic Games worth the investment?
In uncertain times, it is all too easy to feel crippled with indecision due to fear of what lies ahead. Having courage doesn't mean dispelling fear, but acknowledging it and tapping into self-certainty while planning for the future.
Australians are among the heaviest gamblers in the world and are high up on the list of biggest losers, with a per capita gambling loss of A$1292 during 2017-2018. To what extent can policy reform address the problem?
The businesses that are fighting fit during the challenges of the ongoing pandemic are those that have the agility to shift strategies quickly and efficiently in response to changes in the operating environment.
Small businesses in the Asia-Pacific region are upbeat about their future as they begin to emerge from the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
The Victorian Government’s 2021-22 budget has a strong focus on budget repair and a welcome emphasis on improving the state’s mental health system, but higher taxes at a time of uncertainty will make many businesses and investors upset.
The New Zealand Government boosts spending on social benefits, health and infrastructure while forecasting that net debt will hit 43.6 per cent of GDP by 2025, around double the level before the COVID-19 crisis.
Now that the big headline programs have been announced and dissected, there’s an opportunity to look at some of the lesser known items in this year’s Federal Budget.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered a free spending budget designed to drive employment growth, while also allocating increased funding to social programs such as disability services, aged care and mental health, as well as women’s economic security.
Cash may no longer be king for many of us, but that doesn’t mean that it should be consigned to history. Here are six reasons why we shouldn’t discount cash.
With COVID-19 affecting global economies, and governments spending big, the issue of whether companies are paying their fair share of tax remains topical.