Economics

Quiz: Test your FX knowledge


Every day, millions of people around the world experience virtual worlds, and the ways in which they interact with these worlds and other players can often take unexpected turns.

Big business: The growth of virtual economies


IFRS 17 is about 20 years in the making and is unusual in being the only reporting standard that is directed at a specific industry.

IFRS 17: What you need to know


NFTs “provide a way to assign each unique digital asset, like a piece of art, with a digital signature to prove ownership of the original”.

NFTs: fad or breakthrough?


For business, the budget doesn’t yield many new announcements. However, it does continue to deliver previously announced COVID-19 stimulus.

SA budget: stimulus continues but government keeps powder dry for election


The NSW budget has committed significant funding to stimulate the visitor economy.

NSW budget: A grab bag of measures to support the economy


With increased transparency surrounding large organisations' payment times, Australia’s small businesses will be able to make informed decisions about which large organisations they supply.

Payment times reporting: Keeping up with the times


Even operators who’ve successfully pivoted to domestic tourism are being thwarted by interstate restrictions, which make customers hesitant to book holidays.

Queensland budget: sound strategy but economy still in a COVID straitjacket


Banks introduce negative interest rates to bolster economies


Olympic Rings installation in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

Is hosting the Olympics Games worth the investment?


Leaders have had to step up in a big way, and with the end to disruption and uncertainty nowhere in sight, the only way forward is to learn to live with – and lead through – fear.

How to make decisions in times of fear and uncertainty


Australians lose a staggering A$24.9 billion a year to gambling and are some of the world’s heaviest gamblers per capita.

How policy reform can solve the problem of gambling in Australia


Businesses that were agile and proactive emerged healthier after lockdowns.

Economic knockout: Boxing strategies for SME survival


The small business environment is looking positive, and the economic data from all the markets that were surveyed are headed in the right direction.

Asia-Pacific SMEs cautiously optimistic in the wake of COVID-19


Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas (right) delivers his budget speech in the Legislative Assembly at Victorian State Parliament in Melbourne. (AAP Image/James Ross)

Victoria budget focuses on repair, mental health and higher taxes


New Zealand spends as the economy recovers


The Australian Government will provide $4.3 million in 2021-22 to support agricultural showmen and women.

Beyond the budget headlines – 16 items you might have missed


Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his third Federal Budget. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Federal Budget 2021: Free spending budget for unprecedented times


Studies have shown that people spend significantly more when they use “virtual” as opposed to physical money.

6 reasons why we still need cash


The discovery of double Irish Dutch “sandwich” structures used by some multinationals to circumvent tax laws brought the discussion into the public consciousness.

Do big businesses pay their fair share of tax?


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