Economics

For those willing to put in a bit of effort, property funding is still available.

Property investment advice: 5 tips for investors


Regional businesses that employ 85 per cent or more local workers will receive a payroll tax discount of 1 per cent off the set rate.

Queensland State Budget 2019-2020


While declining bond yields may encourage talk of recession, conditions need to conspire a lot more aggressively against the Australian economy for that to eventuate.

What the yield curve reveals about the economic outlook


While small business innovation is still strong in Asia, small businesses in Hong Kong are under pressure from global trade tensions and soaring rents.

Global trade tensions hit business confidence: CPA Australia Small Business Survey


FIRE (financial independence, retire early) is an international movement of people who seek financial control and flexibility by strict budgeting and frugal living.

Inside the FIRE movement: fantasy vs fact in early retirement


Various ideas for digital taxes have been floating around the international tax community, using terms such as “virtual PE” and “formulary intangibles”.

Digital tax: what happens when the taxman takes on the cloud?


The 2019-20 Budget continues its investment in infrastructure, by removing level crossings and overhauling the public transport network.

Victoria's State Budget: here's what's in store


Rick Shine, a professor of biology at Macquarie University, believes there needs to be broader conversations about wildlife and practical conservation.

The economic argument for protecting wild animals … by killing some


The election result has also given a strong indication that people want more positive action on climate change. AAP Image.

Federal election result positive for financial certainty


One advantage of mergers is the ability for team members to develop their career paths into specialisations.

Accounting firm mergers: what’s behind the urge to merge?


While a trade deal between China and the US appears close at the time of writing, only time will tell how these dynamics play out across the region.

Opportunities for some businesses from trade wars


Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) providers don’t have to operate under the same rules as traditional credit providers because their offerings are not captured by the National Credit Act.

Should credit rules apply to Afterpay and other buy now, pay later plans?


As we move toward a cashless society, it appears cryptocurrencies and digital currencies are here to stay.

Cryptocurrency trend: Bitcoin crash gives way to steady growth


The proposed trust tax policy will hit the standard of living of many small business owners and is raising significant concerns among CPA members and their clients.

CPA Australia: small business will suffer under proposed trust tax policy


What might seem on face value like a renovation only might have components of repairs. For instance, repainting an existing room would count as a repair.

5 tax tips when renovating property


A protester holds a French flag as he faces French anti-riot police officers in front of the Eiffel Tower. (Credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Brexit and beyond: 5 ways to wreck an economy


The trade tensions between the US and China trade is already affecting businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

US/China trade tensions: some Asian businesses see opportunities


Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten waits to deliver the 2019-20 Federal Budget Reply speech. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Budget 2019: Labor spends big in voter pitch


Funding has been brought forward on the Pest and Disease Preparedness and Response Program to begin the fire ant project.

Budget 2019: 13 under-the-radar items that didn’t make headlines


The 2019-2020 Budget was handed down to Parliament on the 2 April 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Federal Budget 2019: More winners than losers


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