New Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates paint a grim picture of the direct economic costs of public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the need for more government support to cushion the blow.
Strong space and defence industries in South Australia are helping the formation of a potentially nation-leading AgTech ecosystem.
By Forum member Darren James, Partner, Commercial Disputes, Mills Oakley Many people have already been severely affected by the public health emergency caused by the novel corona virus (officially designated as COVID-19),. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 3,400 people who are reported to have died following COVID-19 infection. Quarantine…
By Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW This week the Reserve Bank of Australia did something everyone expected and the US Federal Reserve did something almost nobody expected. Both are revealing. At its monthly meeting Australia’s central bank cut official interest rates by 25 basis points to a record low of 0.5%. The Fed cut…
The state government has announced a NSW Space Industry Development Strategy and $5 million in support for a new space industry hub, which it hopes will lure in startups operating within the fast-growing space sector.
There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning to set in.
Indonesia is largely covered in the press in Australia these days – mainly about the three B’s – boats, beef and Bali. In other words, illegal immigration, live cattle exports and drug smuggling normally dominates.
By Professor Heng Wang, Co-Director of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre (CIBEL), University of NSW A temporary truce in the ongoing economic conflict between the two largest global economies has been reached with phase one of the new trade deal between China and the US. As a first step, the…
An annual survey from the Australian Industry Group released today found a low proportion of leaders planning to increase business investment.
A once in a generation funding opportunity: monetary policies open doors to global funding opportunities
Treasurer Josh Frydenburg’s message to business is “to back yourself and use your balance sheet to invest and grow.” Whilst we may not agree with all his policies, it is clear there is a significant need to invest in R&D, innovation and ways to enhance productivity, whether that’s through new technologies or processes to improve performance.