CREDIT RATING AGENCIES: ARE THEY TO JUDGE?
April 20, 2016

A change in credit rating is big news. If the media is used as a measuring stick, there are not many things out there that…

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CHINA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY FROM ITS SELF-CREATED DEMOGRAPHIC DISASTER
April 20, 2016

After years of implementation, in October 2015 China announced its decision to lift the one-child policy and adopt a more lenient two-child policy, in an…

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AUSTRALIA’S NEXT BOOM: THE INNOVATION BOOM
April 20, 2016

Innovation is at the heart of a strong economy, it keeps us competitive, creates jobs and maintains a high standard of living. It’s not just…

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Transurban: its monopoly on the toll road industry
April 20, 2016

A top 20 publicly listed company in Australia by market capitalisation. This is where Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) stands today. The Melbourne-based company that was…

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MELBOURNE’S SKY RAIL: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT?
April 20, 2016

In contemporary society, globalisation represents the ongoing development of technology in order to optimize several facets of human life including mundane aspects such as commutation.…

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The State vs. the Corporate: Winners and losers of failed Pfizer-Allergan merger
April 11, 2016

In November 2015 Pfizer announced a $220 billion merger with Allergan to create the worlds largest pharmaceutical company. The success of this merger would have…

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The Collapse of Dick Smith, but will it rise again?
April 11, 2016

Struggled to re-finance its debt, the electronics retailer Dick Smith was forced to close all of its stores due to failing attempts to sell the…

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The Economics of Terror and the Consequences of the Belgian Attacks
April 11, 2016

While acts of terror stem from a perceived social or political injustice, along with the idea that violence may prove a compelling call for change…

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The history of high frequency trading
April 11, 2016

Stock and securities trading has evolved immensely over the course of history from the time the first stock exchange was opened in Amsterdam in 1602.…

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Summertime Sadness – UK decides if the European Dream is actually a nightmare
April 11, 2016

All eyes of the world were on Brussels, Belgium, as a terrible catastrophe destroyed dozens of lives. British citizens, while paying their respects, were also…

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Developed countries resting on shaky BRICS
April 3, 2016

For the first decade of the 21st century BRICS’ (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) future seemed concrete. BRICS, along with other developing nations,…

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Increasing the GST: To burden or not to burden?
April 3, 2016

The latter half of the 20th century showcased the prominent emergence of socialist democratic parties across the world. This political ideology supports “social justice” through…

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Tech Industry in Australia
April 3, 2016

Recent global headlines have been dominated by the emergence of tech industries and the jaw-dropping valuations of “unicorns”- startup companies with valuations of over $1…

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Mobile-Apps: The ‘Next Big Thing’ Driving Business Growth
April 3, 2016

In recent years it has become almost impossible to ignore the world’s movement online, with the millennial generation leading the way into the ‘on-demand economy’.…

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Stock Market Circuit Breakers: Induced Fear or Saving Grace?
April 3, 2016

In response to the market collapse on the 24th of August 2015, the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced that circuit breakers would be introduced into…

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Investors Start to Think Outside the Box
March 21, 2016

The rapid rise in Australian real estate prices has raised concerns of a dangerous property ‘bubble’ forming, where the ‘bursting’ would be due to the…

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Everything you needed to know about the money of the American elections: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of corruption
March 21, 2016

“There are two things that are important in politics. One is money, and I can’t remember what the other one is” – Senator Mark Hannah…

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Japan’s Negative Interests – Not As ‘Negative’ As It Sounds
March 21, 2016

Is a negative interest rate unorthodox? Yes. But it is not that unusual. First implemented by the Swiss government in 1970, this monetary policy was…

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Big banks getting away with murder – yet again
March 21, 2016

  Recent allegations faced by ANZ in regards to the rigging of interest rates shines a light on illegal conduct in Australian markets. Investigations in…

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The Volkswagen Emission Scandal
March 19, 2016

An Introduction In May 2014, Bernd Gottweis, a quality control at Volkswagen AG executive warned the company’s top management about an upcoming investigation by U.S.…

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