The new way of getting investors involved through crowdfunding will be treated just like any normal share issue — without any special tax offsets, write-offs or capital gains tax relief at all.
New crowd-sourced funding legislation for startups is meant to provide incentives for investors - but it doesn't quite achieve that goal.
The coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the top carbon dioxide emitters in the United States, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga.
(AP Photo/Branden Camp)
In the age of climate change, investors have different ideas about financial risk. Green bonds take social, environmental and governance issues into consideration, and could help fight climate change.
Islamic markets were not rocked by the 2007-08 financial as much as conventional markets.
There are many advantages to listing on a stock exchange.
Despite some recent problems, there are many advantages to going public.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
APRA and its chairman Wayne Bryes may be more prescriptive on lending rules in an attempt to curb rising house prices.
The government's unwillingness to consider changing the tax system to fix housing affordability, makes it more likely that APRA may have to become even more prescriptive with its lending criteria.
Impact investing emerged in 2007 out of global discussions on how to mobilise more capital to tackle societal problems.
Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social or environmental – as well as financial – return.
Generation X and Y are equally, if not more aggressive than baby boomers when investing in property.
Business Briefing: how the attitudes of the next generation are changing the property market.
The Conversation 18.5 MB (download)
There's been a shift in attitudes to the property market over generations, from owning a home as a right, to owning a home as a commodity.
Young women in the survey showed less interest and knowledge on long-term investments.
Young women are are confident in implementing budgeting and savings strategies, but lack the knowledge and confidence required to implement long-term financial strategies, a new pilot study finds.
The singling out of tobacco giant Philip Morris raises questions about how Australia goes about forming trade deals.
The arbitrary treatment of comapnies like Philip Morris is unsettling and does not engender confidence – two basic ingredients required in trade and investment.
ASX took a wrong bet with Blockchain.
What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American super saleswoman and head of a Blockchain start-up called Digital…
What does it mean to be sophisticated?
Ordinary people, startups and even the economy in general are being held back by an arbitrary distinction – what does it mean to be a "sophisticated investor"? It doesn't need to be this way.
The UK's leading index of companies has broken the 7,000 points barrier despite fragile growth and the uncertainty of Brexit.
Super funds have led the trend to invest in infrastructure.
Australian superannuation funds are joining the trend to invest in infrastructure because it's safer for industry members.
Projects to adapt to climate change have come a long way since the 1960s when piles of cars were used to fight beach erosion.
To pay for the increasing costs of climate change Australia should have green bonds that finance projects that help us adapt. However research shows there are barriers to financing these bonds.
Just like the characters of The Big Short, its time to pick up the warning signs of a global financial crisis.
The financial products offered by the shadow banking sector allow investors to be further removed from their investments and banks to escape regulation, increasing the risk in the sector overall.
Australian startups are trying to develop better algorithms to offer financial advice.
Business Briefing: trusting an algorithm with investment decisions.
The Conversation 13.9 MB (download)
Financial advice was once the realm of bankers and brokers now startups are developing digital platforms to take advantage of how trusting we are of investment advice from computers.
A TV cameraman shoots a Madame Tussauds Museum figure of US Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps at Banneker Pool in Washington, to coincide with the opening of the Rio Olympics on August 5.
Business Briefing: the big bucks of broadcasting the Olympics.
The Conversation 16 MB (download)
The amount broadcasters will pay for the rights to the Olympics keeps going up, but is the value of the rights changing?
Hindsight can be a fine thing when it comes to investing in volatile markets. But what works?
Isn’t always easy to practice what you preach – even inadvertently.
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Health charities should probably avoid investing in booze – but sometimes it can be hard to tell. So how do charities avoid the pitfalls?