Economics

A protester holds a French flag as he faces French anti-riot police officers in front of the Eiffel Tower. (Credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Brexit and beyond: 5 ways to wreck an economy


The trade tensions between the US and China trade is already affecting businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

US/China trade tensions: some Asian businesses see opportunities


Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten waits to deliver the 2019-20 Federal Budget Reply speech. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Budget 2019: Labor spends big in voter pitch


Funding has been brought forward on the Pest and Disease Preparedness and Response Program to begin the fire ant project.

Budget 2019: 13 under-the-radar items that didn’t make headlines


The 2019-2020 Budget was handed down to Parliament on the 2 April 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Federal Budget 2019: More winners than losers


If you access super early, you’ll lose its compounding benefit, reduce the amount that you have in retirement and potentially increase your reliance on the aged pension.

Early release of super: good idea or not?


Infosys' spaceship-like office in Pune.

The Indian economy: a juggernaut open for business


Easing the regulatory burden on practitioners and improving Australia’s investment and savings regimes are the two main themes of CPA Australia’s submission to the Australian Government ahead of the Federal Budget to be delivered on April 2.

Encouraging investment, cutting red tape: CPA Australia's pre-budget submission


The two major political parties in Australia have contrasting views about who benefits from negative gearing.

Property investment: who really uses negative gearing?


During all the subsequent turbulence locally and abroad, the RBA cash rate has been a rare constant.

Interest rates Australia: the outlook for 2019


'Ho Chi Minh City skyline viewed from across the Saigon River.

Vietnam: Asia's quiet economic achiever


Study findings indicate that even in ideal circumstances disclosure does not ensure consumers make better decisions.

Insurance policies and other financial documents: Why consumers don't read the fine print


'David Mazzone FCPA brings problem-solving skills and a keen sense of justice to his role as COO of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. Photographer: Lightly Salted.

AI dispute resolution: is a robot coming for your divorce?


Many small business owners and their accountants don't yet have a clear understanding of fintech. Illustrations: Michael Killalea

How should accountants talk to clients about fintechs?


'Hong Kong's fintech initiatives have overtaken Singapore but are still no match for mainland China.

Government support spurs fintech optimism in Hong Kong


Bernie Madoff arrives at Federal Court in New York to face charges of fraud in 2009. His long-running commercial fraud spectacularly unravelled in 2008.

The upside of commercial fraud


Hong Kong’s 2019 budget proposes a HK$200 million Urban Forestry Support Fund to encourage students to pursue studies in arboriculture.

Hong Kong budget 2019: global economic headwinds lead to smaller surplus


This is not the first bitcoin crash in a market known for its volatility.

Bitcoin crash gives way to steady growth


Singapore released its budget overnight. It includes a range of spending initiatives aimed at deepening the capabilities of its workforce. It also includes social welfare measures, especially for older Singaporeans.

Singapore unveils expansionary Budget 2019 to boost economic transformation


A new book by Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Dr Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Alibaba’s Ming Zeng: applying technology to every part of the purchase chain


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