Economics

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?


Despite slavery being abolished by most countries more than 150 years ago, its modern equivalents can still be found in supply chains across many industries.

Why accountants play a lead role in supply chain management


According to Rob Carnell, it's not the size of the package which is important, it is where the funds are targeted.

Helping hands: How stimulus packages stack up


Globally, corporate leaders are strategising to protect their businesses, while also looking to reposition them for the future.

In better health: How Asia has fought on financially


In an era where consumers are much less reliant on cash, central bank digital currencies could quickly fill the void.

Central banks firm up plans for digital currencies


Even in “normal” times, there is an element of art in economic forecasting.

Can we predict our economic future?


Uncertainty about the outbreak’s trajectory remains the biggest obstacle for experts trying to forecast what the future might hold.

6 tips to navigate uncertainty for brave finance professionals


As people turned to digital payment to fight the spread of COVID-19, the march toward cashless societies suddenly picked up pace.

Cashless payments spike in fight against COVID-19


Life has not been easy for those on the land over the past several years, but their jobs remain vital to the nation.

Tough for farmers despite food supply abundance in Australia


Will tough times foster disruptive innovation as consumers and businesses look for cheaper ways to get things done?

By the book: Disruption, innovation and COVID-19


The New Zealand Government announced the establishment of its COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund in its 2020-21 Budget.

New Zealand Budget highlights ‘Rebuilding Together’


Being alert for early signs of financial distress can give you a crucial head start on your competitors.

CPA Conversations: How Australia can learn from Asia’s COVID-19 response


Invented by DuPont scientists during the Great Depression of the 1930s, neoprene became a significant moneymaker and continued to make a lot of money for decades after.

Rising from the ashes: Turning crisis into opportunity


On top of their regular tax, accounting and lodgement services, business advisory and tax professionals are now playing a key role in supporting the delivery of the largest series of government support packages in Australian history.

JobKeeper stimulus: Relief for many, frustration for some


A range of technologies are available that can enable audit team members to collaborate effectively in real time, even when working remotely in different locations.

Auditors turn to new tech amid COVID-19 crisis


The experience from similar schemes interstate has shown no evidence of significant adverse impacts to employers or employees in the  covered industries or to the economy generally.

Taking it with you: should long service leave be portable?


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