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Chip Supremacy: Tech Wars, AI and International Policy
September 28, 2023

The Criticality of Semiconductors in Global Markets  Semiconductors are the perfect brains for electronic devices. With their conductivity which depends on the environment, semiconductor chips are considered a critical infrastructure…

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Watts the Buzz? Australia’s Growing EV Market
September 22, 2023

As Australia grapples with the challenges of creating a climate-neutral economy by 2050, there has been increasing interest in how Australia can reduce its environmental footprint. At the forefront of…

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Australia’s long road ahead to stop cyberattacks
September 19, 2023

Almost one year ago to the day, millions of names, phone numbers and even passport numbers of Optus customers were accessed by hackers in one of Australia’s biggest cyberattacks ever.…

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From Psychological Impacts on Youth to Imbalanced Markets: New-Age Impacts of Social Media
September 11, 2023

From the fingertips of today’s youth to the intricate interplay of online networks they weave, the pervasive influence of the digital era engulfs our youngest consumers. As social media proliferates,…

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China’s Deflationary Spiral: Causes and Consequences
September 8, 2023

China's tenacious, multi-trillion-dollar economy - once defined by its rapid growth rates and robust domestic consumer bases - now struggles to regain its former glory. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, most…

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Renting Down Under: The Evolving State of Australia’s Rental Market
September 7, 2023

The Australian rental market has become a household talking point in recent months, with Australian rental affordability dropping to a decade-low, and wages receding in real terms it's no surprise…

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The War on Airbnb
September 6, 2023

Byron Bay, where 17.6% of the housing stock is listed on Airbnb (Image Source: Kayak) When Airbnb first arrived in Australia in 2012, the nation was experiencing a housing construction…

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Venture Capital, Tech Giants, and the AI Surge: The Evolving Saga of IPOs
September 3, 2023

An Initial Public Offering marks the moment a private company goes public, offering its shares to public investors. The history of IPOs is a tale of market resilience amidst economic…

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A race to the bottom? The economic case for hosting F1
August 28, 2023

(Image source: Autoweek) The recent announcement by the Victorian Government on its withdrawal from hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games, less than three years out from the scheduled start, once again…

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Lost in Transition: Comparing the Balance Sheets of Different Generations
August 21, 2023

If you are one of the many young Australians trying to establish themselves in this country, perhaps through entering the housing market, building savings, or even just trying to survive,…

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The Economics of the Superstar Phenomenon
August 18, 2023

Despite the debates by more cynical naysayers, the truth is that celebrities are one of the most powerful influences on many aspects of our lives. Join Hirushi as she explores the economics of the superstar phenomena.

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An Economic Analysis of Cricket and Cricket Australia
August 13, 2023

The reverberating echo of leather striking willow is a familiar sound to many Australians, a testament to the pervasive and beloved nature of cricket in the country. First played in…

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