Economics

With climate extremes increasing at an alarming rate, including those that exacerbate bushfires, more than 445,000 Australian homes are predicted to be uninsurable within 30 years.

Bushfire insurance: Is government intervention the answer?


While the foundational thinking for IFRS 9 is sound in principle, what is unclear is if it is fit for purpose amid a health emergency that has triggered unquantifiable hits to future corporate earnings.

Will IFRS 9 pass the pandemic test?


Some businesses will never come back, simply because they didn’t have the financial resources to survive whatever shutdown was imposed on them.

The incomplete economy: The missing 10 per cent


While Generation Z are just starting their economic lives, their plans for the year and their dreams for the future have been brought to a screeching halt.

Youth unemployment: Gen Z rise to the challenge


A recent inquiry by the office of the ASBFEO found SCF products were being “weaponised” by larger companies to pressure their suppliers into signing agreements in return for being paid on time.

Supply chain finance reform on the agenda


InterGuard gives employees a productivity score based on what they are doing on their computer.

The role of health in predicting future economic movement


Are we seeing the emergence of a new type of nationalism, a return to a perceived security of production?

Supply chain management: Diversifying sources of supply


Phu My Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Infrastructure projects: Australia's path to economic recovery


The welcome departure from drought conditions is likely to boost the supply of fruit and vegetables, milk, cereals and canola over the next few months.

Agriculture insights to help drive value


Government COVID-19 stimulus packages have created great uncertainty for tech start-ups in Australia.

Support for tech start-ups to accelerate Australia's recovery


Research by the OECD reveals that zombies hamper productivity growth, diverting credit, investment and skills from flowing to more productive and successful firms.

The economic impact of keeping zombie companies afloat


By early June, more than 2.1 million Australians had applied to the ATO to draw on their superannuation, representing an average payout amount of A$7,500.

What is the purpose of superannuation in Australia?


This Tesla Roadster, with a dummy named Starman, was launched from SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018, and is known to have made it beyond the orbit of Mars. A little over two years on, in May 2020, SpaceX successfully launched a manned rocket into orbit.

Full speed ahead for electric vehicles


Although Australia is not without innovators, the statistics appear to tell a tale of reluctance to invest in the R&D that is vital to innovation.

Research and development tax incentives on the agenda


Unemployment forecast to go up as Australia's economy shrinks in 2020/21.

Economic forecast: mixed outlook for 2020/21


Globally, most businesses have taken a major hit financially due to various governments’ responses to COVID-19, and many will not survive the COVID-19 lockdown phase.

Are higher taxes the best way to shore up the economy?


The BNPL business model is built around getting customers paying on time, compared  to that of the credit card model, which relies on customers being permanently in debt.

Why buy now, pay later providers are here to stay


Amid the hardship of the past six months, glimmers of optimism have emerged, and the next version of normal is slowly taking shape.

7 predictions for the new normal post-pandemic


Five experts explain why SME owners in this group should build an effective online sales presence and how they can go about doing so.

Build your business: 4 tips for selling online


Property stamp duties are entirely pegged to market conditions, and therefore are an inherently unstable revenue source for the states and territories.

Should land tax replace stamp duty in Australia?


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