What’s going to keep CFOs awake in 2020? Disruption in the financial services sector and governance are front and centre, but there’s also trade tension and managing risk at a tumultuous time. Three experts weigh in on the economic outlook.
Australians pay a high cost for their compulsory superannuation system.
Three experts weigh in on what 2020 could look like amid the continuing US-China trade tension, market volatility and predictions of the global economy growing at its slowest pace since the GFC.
After years of trying to measure the value of the internet, economists are coming to an unexpected conclusion.
Placing a value on iconic artworks and cultural artefacts is a challenging job for accountants, CFOs and finance staff working in galleries and museums.
CPAs considering working in parts of the electoral process need to understand legislations and how they need to be implemented in various circumstances.
The new Banking Code of Practice is expected to reduce loans from the "bank of mum and dad" - parents lending money to help adult children buy a home.
With interest rates at historic lows, how does a government stimulate the economy? Every time a further cut is made, there is less room to move and a risk that low-quality loans will be made.
Franchising is big business in Australia, contributing about 9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to about A$170 billion. It is a sector, however, in which the rewards and the power can be unbalanced and contentiously distributed.
The seemingly inevitable switch to cashless payments is great for everyone in society, right? Well, perhaps not.
Rising wealth and longevity - throw blended families into the mix and conditions are ripe for family acrimony and legal action when someone dies and their estate is distributed.
Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is focusing on rental income as it pays more attention to “individuals not in business”.
Malaysia’s finance minister, Lim Guan Eng, delivered the Malaysian Government’s budget on Friday 11 October 2019, his second as finance minister.
Gold prices have been rising strongly but opinion is divided over whether this is a new bull run for the metal’s price volatility.
The Commonwealth Climate Law Initiative is investigating how company directors may be drawn into climate change-related litigation.
Australia has a long history of holding royal commissions, and they're now being used to tackle complex social issues like aged care, domestic violence and more.
The Australian government has pledged a new first-home buyers' scheme that allows a minimum 5 per cent deposit. Is it wise to encourage home buyers with limited savings to enter the property market when interest rates are low?
Indonesia is the latest country to embark on a plan to move its capital city. Experts caution that it can take generations to see any benefits.
20 years of demographic changes have altered societies and created new groups of consumers.
Proposed legislation to curb black economy activities by reducing cash payments could punish people who have legitimate reasons for paying in cash, says CPA Australia.