Tag: economy

Banking & Finance

Rebuilding trust in financial services at the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit 2018

Financial Services providers were scrutinized for their lending practices, remuneration models and misconduct handling procedures at the Australian Financial Review’s Banking & Wealth Summit this week. The Summit analysed a widening ‘trust deficit’ in the sector and explored how industry could resolve the issue to avoid more complex and intrusive regulation. Wayne Byres, Chairman of…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

New Australian prime minister promises a better mining sector

The votes are in, and Liberal National coalition leader Tony Abbott has secured his place as the next prime minister of Australia. Now, if the prime minister-elect can make good on his promises, it appears the Australian mining sector may get back on track after its recent slump. Mr Abbott says with the right policies,…

11 Sep 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Assessing global nickel demand

“China is absolutely dominating demand, being virtually the ONLY growing market for nickel and stainless steel over the past decade”, Macquarie Securities’ Chairman Commodities Research, Jim Lennon said in a recent interview with IMM Events. Earlier this year, industry professionals came together at the China Nickel Conference in Shanghai to discuss the latest market trends…

24 Jun 2013, by test test

Planning & Design

Social Finance: Sustainable growth that benefits everyone

The global financial crisis has a created both financial burdens and social burdens for governments in many developed countries.  We had the chance to catch up with Michael McMillan CFA, Director, Ethics and Professional Standards, CFA Institute – USA and speak to him about how government can best support social finance projects, how projects can attract investment and…

17 Jun 2013, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Maritime Logistics 2012 – Key conference findings

By Dr Ada Ng, Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management,  Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Maritime Logistics 2012 was held on 30 and 31 January 2012 as part of the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition. The conference addressed various challenges the shipping industry will be facing in the near…

13 Feb 2012, by test test

Education

“Knowledge nourishment”: the fertilizer of Australia’s economic growth?

As the price of Australia’s two biggest exports, coal and iron ore, fall sharply, it seems logical that we protect ourselves the best way we can. Perhaps, the most effective way to do this is to focus our attention through policy and investment on building-up our knowledge economy to lift our economic productivity and the…

15 Apr 2009, by test test