Category Archives: Business

Inflation is raising prices and reducing real wages – what should be done to support NZ’s low-income households?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. There is no doubt life is becoming much more expensive in New Zealand as inflation hits a three-decade high, influenced by both domestic and international factors such as increased food, energy and housing costs, pent-up demand for consumer…

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Top economists expect RBA to hold rates low in 2022 as real wages fall

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia’s leading forecasters expect the Reserve Bank to resist pressure to lift interest rates all year, despite rising interest rates overseas, much higher inflation, plunging unemployment, and financial market traders pricing in two hikes in the next six…

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How to manage traditions for the continued success of the family business

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Traditions are important to family businesses. Founders don’t only pass on ownership to the next generation, they also pass on traditions. Early studies suggest that traditions were an impediment to change because they burdened the family business with…

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Unemployment below 3% is possible for the first time in 50 years – if Australia budgets for it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. What’s the boldest thing the Morrison government could do in next month’s budget? It would be to forecast an unemployment rate below 4% (a rate of three-point-something), then to pledge to go further, to two-point-something. Neither have happened…

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Would you pass this financial literacy quiz? Many won’t – and it’s affecting expensive aged care decisions

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Paying for residential aged care accommodation in Australia is complex. Residents can pay a lump sum payment known as a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), a rental style payment known as a daily combination payment (DAP), or a combination…

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