Strategy

Three experts forecast what the top issues will be for global business in 2019.

Business forecast 2019: the top issues


Singapore Accountancy Commission chairman Chaly Mah FCPA. Photographer: Weave

The technology bandwagon is moving fast and now is the time for accounting and finance professionals to get onboard


For most businesses, blockchain is part of a distant future they don’t quite understand, but proponents say it has the potential to transform the engine room of financial services.

Blockchain reaction: is your data safe from hacking?


The term “shadow bank” was initially coined in the US, just before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), to describe the risky mortgage-backed securities structures set up by banks to offload unwanted loans from their balance sheets.

Shadow banks: a disaster in the making?


Failing to consider certain financial matters before you travel overseas could result in the trip costing a whole lot more than you budgeted for.

How to manage your money when you travel overseas


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eBook: Connecting the biggest minds at CPA Congress 2018


The first incarnation of Singles’ Day as a retail event in China didn’t take place until 2009, when Alibaba got on board.

China’s Singles’ Day: why November 11 is the world’s biggest retail event


“Everyone thinks data is a great idea until you start making decisions based on it,” says former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English.

Expect resistance from data insights


The Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan.

Pokemon v Redbubble heads for round 2


Anna Tantau CPA encourages other financial professionals to choose a social justice cause that they are passionate about, and fight for it. Indeed, she thinks it is their public duty.

Bringing social justice to accounting work: Anna Tantau CPA


Making simple changes to your freight logistics could deliver big savings.

5 freight mistakes costing your business big money


One of the best ways accounting firms can protect their information from cybercrime is with an integrated IT security system.

Proven strategies to protect your accounting firm against cybercrime


The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a cluster with huge potential – a population of 68 million people, some of the world’s largest tech giants and very advanced manufacturing.

Realising the vast potential of China's Greater Bay Area plan


The big business of running an airport in Australia: In 2016-2017, the country's four biggest airports reported just over A$2.1 billion in combined revenue from aeronautical and car parking operations.

Running an airport in Australia: a licence to print money?


'Most of us tend not to look much more than a year ahead – we haven’t changed from the Stone Age, where four seasons is about as far as anyone looked.' IBISWorld is different. Photographer: Damien Pleming.

The future according to IBISWorld's Phil Ruthven


Perhaps most important in understanding whether entrepreneurship can or cannot be taught, is understanding entrepreneurship itself.

Entrepreneurs: born that way or raised?


Neto is a comprehensive cloud platform for retailers or wholesalers seeking to transform their business.

7 transformative cloud computing tools


The tornado chart approach is based on the 80/20 rule focusing on drivers that stand out beyond the rest.

Modelling with tornado charts in Excel


'My team was charged with finding out where the Taliban got its money from and how much.' US Navy Lieutenant Bill Conway, who used his accounting acumen to fight terrorism. Photography: Chris Strong.

From accounting to bringing down the Taliban


Chris Powell's aim is to make Integrity Life, a new Australian life insurance company, 'the easiest life insurer to do business with'. Photos: Jeremy Park.

Start-up insurer Integrity Life gets set to disrupt the life insurance powerhouses


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