Economics

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


The government will spend A$40 million on the Great Barrier Reef, including supporting ecotourism to the reef.

Queensland budget sets stage for population growth but offers little for hard hit businesses


Many experts are predicting a surge in M&A transactions over the medium term, as opportunities arise out of the current crisis for companies to acquire distressed businesses and assets at heavily discounted prices.

The new-normal of mergers and acquisitions


Some economists insist that reforming the tax system is the only way to pull the nation back from the brink of economic disaster.

Is it time for tax reform?


Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work, based at the Australia Institute.

Jim Stanford: Why economics should be informed by social responsibility


The largely deserted forecourt of the Louvre in Paris, in October 2020. The Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world, but visitor numbers have dwindled to less than a third compared to the same time last year.

Tourism sector: Dealing with a vanishing market


Plant-based products can also complement animal products as Australia seeks to ramp up its meat exports.

A matter of taste: Meat alternatives market set for growth


120,000 vouchers worth A$200 each are available to encourage people to visit and stay in regional Victoria.

Victorian budget hit and miss: strong on community but light on business


People expect that if they make a change in their career, they have to take a massive pay cut, but that's not always necessarily true.

When is an average job offer too good to refuse?


The government announced a consultation on whether property buyers could opt-out of paying stamp duty and instead pay a smaller annual property tax.

NSW budget focuses on stimulus and job creation


6 ways community banking makes a difference


There are a host of initiatives designed to elevate the living standards of Malaysians.

Malaysian budget announcements you may have missed


Malaysia earmarks its largest ever budget spending allocation.

Malaysian 2021 Budget sees historic spend


Traditional retailers who were slow to diversify from their bricks-and-mortar retailing now realise that they have to have an online channel.

Retail trends: From transaction to experience


A mock-up of aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s crew lander vehicle that is set for launch in 2024 to take a team of NASA astronauts to the moon.

Watch this space: Why every business will be a space business


Car-sharing services were slow to take off in Australia, but the industry is now booming.

Car share industry drives sustainable future


More businesses and governments are engaging in ethical investing – in the pursuit of both financial returns and socially desirable outcomes.

Dr Dambisa Moyo: Responsible investing in the future


Accountancy has seen the rise of such subscription services, from basic consumer-level bookkeeping services through to complex industry-specific accountancy software for large firms.

Set and forget: Subscription services on the up and up


The budget allocates A$14.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to remove ghost nets from Australia’s northern waters.

11 items you didn’t hear about on budget night


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