In super, size is the new black – and the big are getting bigger.

Struggling super funds pushed to merge

CPA Australia's 2017 small business survey found a growing sense of optimism in the small business sector. Overall, 2017 was slightly more positive than 2016, with a moderate increase in the number of businesses reporting that they grew.

Small business owners in the Asia-Pacific feeling optimistic: survey

Start typing Bernard Salt's name into Google and the very first thing that comes up is "Bernard Salt avocado". Sadly for him, this does not mean Salt has a prolific sideline as a TV chef. Photos by Jarrod Barnes.

No trust, no job security: Bernard Salt on the uncertain future

Smart city, in broad terms, describes a city that uses technology and data to  improve operations, enhance quality of life and reduce running costs. Illustrations by Ellen Porteus.

Get smart: making our cities great places to live

Hong Kong’s public finances are forecast to remain one of the healthiest, if not the healthiest in the world.

Hong Kong budget 2018: strong surplus and a focus on innovation

Although Australia has managed a remarkable 26 years of unbroken economic growth, productivity has slowed here, too. Illustrations by Ben Sanders.

The global phenomenon of slowing productivity

Greg Dickason forecasts that within 5 to 10 years, fractional property investment could represent a sizeable portion of the total property market in Australia.

Investing in property one brick at a time with fractional investments

The Albany Wind Farm in Western Australia produces 80 per cent of Albany's power needs

Renewable energy gets set to outsmart coal

Who owns Australian farms? INFOGRAPHIC

With signs of a slowing property market, what will this mean for the economy?

How will the slowing property market affect the economy?

Buying bitcoin in Hong Kong.

Should governments control bitcoin?

Having a single set of high-quality, global accounting standards makes the flow of trade and capital stronger and more transparent.

The journey to international accounting standards

In late 2017, the Australian Government confirmed its commitment to tackling illegal phoenixing, announcing a director identification number (DIN).

New laws to fight phoenix activity

Foreign Investment, national security, FIRB, Foreign investment review board. Photos by Rohan Thomson.

The strategy of foreign investment

Consumer confidence was at a four-year high at the beginning of January, according to ANZ Roy Morgan figures.

Will consumer spending boost economic growth in 2018?

Class actions have been a part of the Australian legal system since 1992, but are they worth joining?

Class actions: business or justice?

In the 2017 financial year earnings reporting season, 64 per cent of companies increased their dividends from a year ago.

Will the global dividend boom continue?

Housing affordability eBook cover

eBook: Solving the housing affordability challenge

Killing off zombie firms in the real world is much more difficult than annihilating fictional ones in the movies.

How zombie firms stifle economies

Gore at the premiere of An Incovenient Sequel at the 13th Zurich Film Festival on 8 October 2017

Al Gore calls for faster action on climate change

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