The pandemic and a weak global economy have had an impact on business confidence in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Malaysia, according to surveys conducted by CPA Australia and Monash University Malaysia.
The idea of a universal basic income has divided economists for years. Some argue that the payment offers a solution to poverty, while others say it would do little to address inequality.
The lives of thousands of urban workers revolve around the modern central business district, but as more of us are able to work remotely, how different will our cities look in the post-COVID-19 world?
Women have borne the brunt of the pandemic-induced economic downturn, and initiatives to boost female participation in the workforce are an important pathway out of challenging times.
Two pandemics swept the world in 2020. The second - the growing use of single-use plastic as a COVID-safe measure - was considerably less reported, but no less dangerous.
In the past, shareholder votes on the environment were relatively rare, but the climate is now changing - in more ways than one.
The way we pay for goods and services has changed, with more consumers shunning credit cards in favour of alternatives, online and off. Are the days of record-high credit card debt numbered?
The Australian Treasury’s Retirement Income Review report potentially supports the government’s plans to slow down the increase in the superannuation guarantee and encourage retirees to use the equity in their homes to fund their retirement. Is this a viable way forward? Three experts weigh in.
Efforts to chart an economic recovery after COVID-19 will be complex but crucial - and they should start now.
Does productivity boost the economy or vice versa? For a combined end goal of economic growth and improved productivity, the two must be viewed as both cause and effect.
Amid a record budget deficit, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan last week unveiled more than HK$120 billion in measures to support businesses, reduce the hardship many are facing and revive the economy.
In a largely upbeat 2021-22 Budget, the Hong Kong Government is offering electronic consumer vouchers for residents while increasing the stamp duty on stock trading to help raise revenue.
Singapore unveiled an expansionary Budget 2021 that balances providing additional support to help businesses and people manage through COVID-19 together with reforms to deal with long-term challenges.
As Australia faces an ageing population and decreasing housing affordability, the next generation of CPAs are driving calls for a restructure to the retirement income system to mitigate the risk of more Australians living in poverty in retirement.
Singapore unveiled a wide-ranging Budget 2021 that focuses on continued economic restructuring to deal with long-term challenges while balancing the immediate priorities of supporting its businesses and people through COVID-19.
The employment-intensive manufacturing sector is considered a good vehicle for the road to recovery, and harnessing the potential of renewable energy could be just what is needed to boost activity in the sector.
As we draw closer to what is arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated vaccines in recent history, industry experts describe how the race to a COVID-19 vaccine is changing the way vaccines are developed and brought to market.
Much is at stake for the growing yet deeply troubled aged-care sector, which is grappling with issues of abuse, neglect and overall mismanagement.
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Financial experts weigh in on what needs to be done to pull the economy out of the recession, looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead.