Marvels of mastery: Exploring the Eight Wonders of the Ancient and Modern World

14 March

The concept of the “Wonders of the World” has evolved over time, with various lists compiled to encompass the world’s most spectacular natural sights and human-built structures.    The traditional list of the Ancient Wonders of the World...[Read More]

What does ethical investing mean? How does it relate to ESG investing?

14 March

Investing is typically perceived as a wealthy-only pastime with no regard for the environment or social issues. However, that is not always the case, and the old mindset of making money for its own sake doesn’t need to stay.   People have become...[Read More]

Are the Lipstick and Beer Indexes Reliable Measures of Consumer Behaviour?

14 March

Traditional indicators such as GDP, unemployment rates, and inflation indicators are used to measure the health and performance of an economy. These are commonly used by economists and policymakers in gauging a country’s economic growth and...[Read More]

Swifties boost spending

14 March

The Australian economy got a leg up from Taylor Swift concerts but the much-anticipated visit was not enough to counter penny pinching elsewhere. Spending as tracked by Commonwealth Bank has been generally subdued and fell 0.3 per cent over the...[Read More]

Businesses to save as government scraps tariffs

14 March

Toothbrushes, sanitary products, washing machines and freezers may become cheaper in a move retailers say will reduce the costs of doing business. Almost 500 nuisance tariffs will be scrapped in the new financial year, saving companies more than $30...[Read More]

Investment expert warns prices ‘rollercoaster’ possible

14 March

Global inflation may fall back to target more quickly than expected in the near term but could then rebound higher again because of geopolitical fragmentation, the low-carbon transition and other supply shocks. That’s the thinking of BlackRock...[Read More]

WA ranked first, Vic last on economic performance: IPA

14 March

Western Australia is the nation’s best economic performer while Victoria lags behind all other states, a new report reveals. Australia’s western-most state leads other states on three measures including low taxes and energy prices and high wages...[Read More]

Wealthy Australians called on to pay more for aged care

13 March

Wealthier Australians are being urged to pay more for aged care so the government can help older people with lesser means access residential and in-home services. The overall wealth of older Australians is expected to increase, with the proportion...[Read More]

China moves to dump tariffs on $1b wine exports

13 March

China has recommended dropping tariffs on Australian wine exports worth $1bn in an interim decision. Beijing is reviewing the sanctions through a five-month process after the Albanese government agreed to suspend Australia’s dispute lodged with...[Read More]

The feeling of looking back at an old photo and acknowledging you did OK

7 March

In the maddening rush of life, you may find yourself looking for ways to improve your mood, alleviate stress, and enhance your sense of satisfaction.   One surprising yet effective strategy is immersing yourself in the nostalgic embrace of old...[Read More]

Ways to help your child with buying their first home

7 March

In today’s economic climate, it’s increasingly common to help your child with their first home.   In this article, we’re going to look at three options to help you do this.   Why not take a look at the pros and cons of each and choose the...[Read More]

PM meets ASEAN leaders, focus on $2b business boost

7 March

A crocodile and a koala walked into a summit of global leaders, but the focus stayed firmly on strengthening Australia’s economic ties with Southeast Asia. The native animals made a brief appearance at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in...[Read More]

Inflation results show signs of waning price pressures

7 March

Steady latest inflation results may seem disappointing at face value but are better than the jump economists were expecting. The Australian Bureau of Statistics monthly consumer price index data, a key measure of inflation, lifted by 3.4 per cent in...[Read More]

Millions of welfare recipients to get boost in payments

7 March

Australians on social security are set to receive more money in their pockets when payments are indexed. Those on the age pension, disability support pension and carer payment will pocket an extra $19.60 for singles and $29.40 for couples combined...[Read More]

Economy grows 0.2 per cent in December quarter

7 March

Australia’s economy expanded 0.2 per cent in the December quarter, propped up by government spending and private business investment. The quarterly lift in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ official growth measure was a touch softer than...[Read More]