Economics

In the face of persistent economic uncertainties and challenges, it is important organisations focus on maximising efficiency, ensuring financial health and cautiously identifying growth opportunities.

Businesses turn to digital to weather tough economy


In April 2020 a YouGov poll in the UK found that 51 per cent of the public supported the introduction of a UBI, whereby all adults would receive a guaranteed monthly wage, regardless of their employment status.

Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


As rents in the CBD become cheaper owing to weaker demand, those companies that couldn’t previously afford a CBD address may move in.

The future of cities in a post-COVID world


As workforce data emerged in the first few months of the pandemic, experts started referring to its impact on women’s employment as a “pink recession”.

Staving off a pink recession


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


Annual general meetings (AGMs) have heated up over the past few years, and activist investors focusing on climate risk disclosure are responsible for much of the excitement.

Shareholder activism on climate change heats up


According to RateCity, Australians are reported to have closed almost 400,000 credit card accounts between March and June 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are the days of credit card debt numbered?


What has become ingrained is the understanding of the need to save for retirement from an early age.

Should Australia delay its super guarantee increase?


Economists anticipate prolonged economic uncertainty, but are confident recovery will certainly be led by technology-intensive jobs and industries.

8 ways the COVID-19 recession will change your life


If productivity is the engine that drives the economy, it is not too hard to draw the conclusion that it needs to be serviced.

Can boosting the economy improve productivity?


The government has earmarked HK$55 million to improve ten popular hiking trails in country parks.

10 items you may have missed from the Hong Kong 2021-22 Budget


A highlight of the budget are HK$5000 electronic consumer vouchers that will be handed out to every eligible Hong Kong permanent resident and new immigrants aged 18 or above.

Record deficit, but Hong Kong banking on economic growth again


Each Singaporean child up to the age of 20 in 2021 will receive a one-off top-up of S$200 to their child development, Edusave, or post-secondary education accounts based on their age and education level.

11 announcements you may have missed from the 2021 Singapore Budget


If more people own their home at retirement, it could reduce the number of people accessing the Age Pension if the asset was included in the means test for eligibility.

Addressing the financial timebomb of ageing Australia


The 2021 Budget will support initiatives to drive sustainability, digitalisation and innovation, and help businesses and workers succeed in a post-pandemic future.

Singapore unveils expansionary 2021 Budget to emerge stronger from COVID-19


With COVID-19 decimating jobs, Dan Nahum thinks Australia has a huge opportunity to reboot its manufacturing sector through the harnessing of renewables, especially wind and solar.

Green manufacturing to boost Australia's economy


The vaccine market makes up a small percentage of the trillion-dollar worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

Immunity challenge: The economics of vaccines


Non-compliance, financial abuse of the elderly, a lack of education and training, financial viability for the sector and funding issues are all on the table as the Royal Commission continues hearings in preparation for the release of the final report in February 2021.

Calls for financial reform in aged care sector


Most business owners seek financial support at various stages of their lifecycle, and establishing a strong connection with their bank can facilitate the process.

Business banking essentials for every stage of growth


The first obvious step to allow for any economic recovery to succeed is to be able to manage the coronavirus.

The 4 pillars of a post-pandemic economic recovery


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