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The Fiscal Legacy of The Victorian Government
May 22, 2024

This year’s state budget provided an interesting exercise in messaging from the Victorian Government. Gone were the days of boastful slogan-bashing that Victorians could have it all, infrastructure investment and…

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The Interplay of Policy and Markets: Prescription Vapes in Australia
May 13, 2024

In recent years, Australia has adopted some of the most stringent tobacco and vaping regulations globally, including a pioneering prescription model for accessing vapes. This policy, aimed at curbing nicotine…

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Duelling Giants: Exploring Australia’s Woolworths Vs. Coles Duopoly
May 10, 2024

The dynamic between the supermarket industry giants of Woolworths and Coles can be explained as a duopoly. This is a type of oligopoly where two firms dominate a market, producing…

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Future Made In Australia: New Competition or Old Instincts?
May 9, 2024

Over many decades, the global economic order has been defined by a lowering of barriers to trade and investment, helping usher developed and emerging economies alike into a wave of…

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Beyond Remittances: Building Human Capital Through Microfinance and SHGs
May 3, 2024

As poverty rates decline, the pursuit of further alleviating poverty and ensuring accessible opportunities for all remains a continuous effort. Absolute poverty, when an individual or household cannot afford the…

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Dubai’s Mirage of Glamour: Navigating the Reality of Unsustainability
April 26, 2024

Amidst the expanse of the Persian Gulf, Dubai stands as a testament to urban innovation, often hailed for its rapid developments–growing into a bustling metropolis built from nothing. Throughout the…

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Soft Landings: The Monetary Policy Miracle
April 23, 2024

As economists and policymakers become more confident in the resilience of the US economy after the most aggressive tightening cycle in decades, the term “soft landing” has become more prevalent…

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Upfront Costs, Lifelong Gains: The Investment Case for University
April 19, 2024

Every year, Year 10 students in Australia face a critical decision: pursue further education or enter an apprenticeship. This choice has lasting impacts on their income potential and career trajectory.…

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The Great Speculation Game: How Retail Investors are Reshaping Financial Markets
April 13, 2024

"I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people" - Isaac Newton in 1720. In 2024, retail investment using complex financial instruments and on…

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From Boom to Bust: Delving into the Chinese Real Estate Market
April 12, 2024

For over four decades, the pulse of the robust Chinese economy lay within its thriving real estate market. Property in China was the world's largest asset class, with an estimated…

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Central Banks vs. Crypto: CBDC – the rise of centralised Crypto
April 6, 2024

  The financial landscape is on the cusp of a significant transformation. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are rapidly emerging as a potential game-changer, promising to reshape how we interact…

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Unveiling the Myth of Trickle-Down Economics – Illusions of Growth and the Harsh Reality of…
April 3, 2024

Envision a world in which one's prosperity spills over to enhance the lives of numerous individuals - a utopian paradise where the rich get richer while concurrently improving the living…

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The Vibecession: Bridging The Consumer Sentiment Gap
March 29, 2024

It’s 2024, and the US economy is back. After COVID, it experienced an inflation surge far beyond what many had seen in their lifetimes. However, inflation peaked back in 2022,…

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Can Mergers and Acquisitions be a Leading Indicator for the Australian Economy?
February 15, 2024

Rumours of potential mergers and acquisition (M&A) have huge consequences for those involved. Their impact on equity prices and sought after fees mean it comes as no surprise it is…

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