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Guidance needed on JobKeeper subsidised R&D and transfer pricing rules

Early this week, the Tax Institute of Australia (TIA) called for guidance material on the JobKeeper scheme in relation to the R&D...

ESG a growing global investment trend: Research

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are a rising trend in investment decision-making globally. Between 2016 and 2018, the...

Applications for research grants valued up to $1m close tomorrow

Applications for the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) grant close tomorrow, 10 September 2020 5:00 pm AEST. Under...

Businesses respond coolly to the coronavirus SME guarantee scheme

Less than 5 per cent of the Federal Government’s $40 billion Coronavirus SME guarantee scheme has been taken up by business owners.

Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

Josh Frydenberg critiques Daniel Andrews’ response to COVID-19

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has lashed out at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews over the premier's handling of COVID-19 during a heated interview with ABC News...

Growing demand for digital wallets may signal demise of cash

The increasing preference for contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic might be here to stay. What payment trends are emerging? Mark Hodgson, Head of Product...

ANZ offers $200,000 loans to small businesses

ANZ today launched a new digital lending platform to provide a conditional $200,000 to small businesses in unsecured lending in as little as 20...

R&D tax incentive inquiry delayed a third time

Businesses have been plunged into further uncertainty as the Senate inquiry into R&D tax incentive ('RDTI') reforms is delayed a third time this year. What...

NSW government offering SMEs $10,000 to expand globally

On Monday 17 August, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro announced a $12 million Going Global Package...

COVID-19: Incubator funders are ‘tightening their purse strings’

In the months following the onset of COVID-19, startup incubators are being asked to prove their worth to funders, or risk being discontinued.  With the...

$1.8 billion reduction in R&D tax incentives is a major setback for Australian businesses

Proposed changes to R&D tax incentives (RDTIs) could reduce future R&D expenditure, undermining innovation and the development of new industries in the long-term. In...

Settling into FY21 – here are some tactics to boost cash flow

With the new financial year craziness wearing off and we settle into our new normal, now is a good time to rethink your strategies....

Helping Australians reach the US trading markets

After working in a multinational European trading company, a former lawyer apprentice decided to return to Australia and create Stake, Australia's first platform for...

Fintech leaders raise almost $4 billion in Q2 amid pandemic

Data gathered by Buy Shares indicates that fintech leaders managed to raise a total of $3.81 billion in the second quarter of this year. The...

Two actions SME owners must master as end of JobKeeper approaches

As end of JobKeeper approaches, here's two essential actions small business owners must master to survive 2020.  This July sees one of the toughest starts...

Finding money to rebound from the pandemic

Between the bushfires and the pandemic, many Australian companies have experienced a significant drop in revenue and have had to make employees redundant. Although...

Australia’s recession: How will the economy bounce back?

It’s been almost 30 years since Australia last experienced a recession and almost 10 years since the country recorded a negative GDP growth, which...

ATO ‘debtor crisis’ expected in September

New research indicates that the Government might face a wave of ‘tax debtors’ within the Australian business community when the stimulus and wage subsidies...

What is ‘sustainable’ investing? Buzzword or problem solver?

What is ‘sustainable’ investing? Is it a buzzword used to lure socially-minded investors, or our best bet for tackling humanity’s greatest challenges? When executed...