Residential real estate holds significant value for Australians. Financially, it is the country’s largest asset class, with a valuation of over $7 trillion. Emotionally, it defines the Great Australian Dream.
Zombie firms – dud businesses that refuse to die despite not being commercially viable – are not only surviving but multiplying, and acting as deadweight on productivity and growth.
It’s easy to feel pessimistic, but with his 2017 documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel", former US vice president Al Gore continues to rally the fight for the planet.
In an era of high debt-to-income ratio, are Australian households over-leveraged?
As the baby boomers stay put in their family homes, governments are left with the twin headaches of a lack of affordable housing and a younger generation shut out of an expensive market.
Public-private partnerships are a common way of getting major infrastructure projects across the line, but some failed deals have left governments and investors with burnt fingers.
With Asia’s expanding middle class hungry for its produce, you’d think Australia’s agricultural sector would have institutional investors lining up to plough money into future growth – but they’re not.
Wild gyrations in the price of bitcoin have some experts calling the market a bubble.
Water has always been a precious commodity for Australian farmers, and it’s becoming equally valuable to those investors who can understand the market’s complexities!
In January 2017, Bega Cheese surprised the market when it announced a A$460 million deal to buy back Vegemite from US food giant Mondelez. This is the happy story of Vegemite's return home.
Its population is just 8.5 million, but Israel has become a high-tech start-up powerhouse and is attracting major Japanese and Chinese players on the hunt for ingenuity.
For many businesses, the lure of the initial public offering has lost its gloss. In the US, especially, the number of publicly listed companies has plunged. What’s behind this big change?
New research shows the secret to creating an age-friendly workplace is to take age out of the equation.
Homeowners considering a reverse mortgage need an informed assessment of the benefits and pitfalls. CPA Australia’s Third Age Network has prepared a paper to help members give clients the advice they need.
Proposed changes on tax deductibility will affect some landlords more than others.
It’s 30 years since the October 1987 crash, and 20 years since the Asian currency crisis. Should investors be worried about another stock market crash?
Three experts weigh up the benefits of providing a tax deduction for a healthy lifestyle.
The Finkel Review into energy security has pointed to solutions, but the most urgent question is will Australia have enough power to see it through the coming long, hot summer?
Asia and the Pacific needs US$1.5 trillion of infrastructure spending each year if it’s to maintain economic growth, but currently it attracts little more than half that amount. Will the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank fill the gap?
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