Economics

One in four Australians fear their credit score could stop them from getting a new loan or credit card.

Take charge of your credit score


Australian's have a big appetite for debt - and financial institutions have been happy to indulge us.

Australia's big appetite for consumer debt


How does blockchain work?

区块链是如何运作的?


While bitcoin is the most recognisable cryptocurrency, there are plenty of “altcoins” that have marketed themselves as competitive substitutes.

5 alternative cryptocurrencies to bitcoin


The Australian Government has provided funding for safety standards and compliance of drones in the 2018 Budget.

The 11 most unusual items from Budget 2018


With the Budget delivered, what is in the fine print?

Budget 2018: Finance items in the fine print


Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his third Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Federal Budget 2018: This year’s winners and losers


As more drivers switch to battery-charged vehicles, could the fuel excise revenue stream start to dry up?

Are electric car owners getting a free ride on the taxpayer?


The Victoria State budget has earmarked $712 million for the second stage of the upgrade to the Monash Freeway

Victoria State Budget: strong revenue growth to be funnelled into infrastructure and increased spending


Wayne Reaburn FCPA, director of finance and administration at the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority. Photos by James Braund.

On budget and on time: the strategy for Melbourne's rail tunnel project


To the relief of borrowers and the chagrin of savers, there is no sign that official interest rates will return to the levels they reached before the GFC in 2008.

The forces working to push interest rates lower


Even when lending to those closest and dearest to you, you should be seeking independent advice.

Protect yourself when lending money to family


Providing a better customer experience is becoming critical for Australia's financial services providers, as consumers have more choice than ever before.

Finance professionals: disrupt or be disrupted


Universities train workers of the future, and university research impacts on every sector of Australia's economy.

As government funding drops, how do Australian universities respond?


Queen Elizabeth II touring Papua New Guinea.

After Brexit: reinvigorating the Commonwealth


Richard Thaler suggests that people can be steered in their choices by the way decisions are framed.

Can behavioural economics really change habits?


The problem with the argument that driverless cars might be dangerous is that it presumes Australia's roads are currently filled with wonderful, attentive and responsible drivers.

Would you travel in a driverless car?


Like many tax authorities, the ATO believes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of property rather than being a true currency. Illustrations Eirian Chapman.

Bitcoin taxation: a global challenge for tax authorities


Warships during the Royal Australian Navy's Ocean Raider 2017 exercise.

Australia's defence boom: accountants are needed


Australia's natural treasures, such as the Twelve Apostles, are a hit with Chinese travellers.

Australian businesses set their sights on Chinese tourists


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