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.
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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.
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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?
Artworks by deceased South African artist Helen Martins. The cultural and creative industries are key for social and economic development.
South Africa is increasingly beginning to focus on the potential role cultural and creative industries can play in job creation and economic growth.
Good ideas from some of the best brains in the game for budding entrepreneurs ready to break the mould.
This is a list of old and new books on entrepreneurship. The common thing about them is that they give entrepreneurs the tools they need to start their businesses.
William Kentridge art exhibition in Beijing. Kentridge is one South African artist who has made commercial success worldwide.
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South Africa's art market has seen substantial growth in the past few years. But investing in art remains risky and produces limited returns.
What can a trader learn from a tweet?
Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
Ringmaster. CEOs are playing to the crowd.
A cheerful assessment of the profit potential from a merger is an easy sell to eager investors.
Understanding how news flows affect stocks can help you beat these guys.
The trick is to trade on companies linked to the news, not those in the news.
Confusing? It doesn’t have to be.
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Anyone putting their money into a savings account in recent years will have noticed they are getting very little return in the way of interest. Policies aimed at stabilising the economy following the financial…
Trust me, I’m Warren Buffett.
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Warren Buffett has started rolling out his widely successful investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, into a consumer brand. Starting earlier this year, the famed investor began rebranding the energy companies…
A cash cube representing the $18.8 billion dollars of unclaimed superannuation (2011 amount).
How older Australians spend their superannuation and the impact of suggested legislative changes on retirees, will be the…
Sports fans in the US are being offered the chance to buy shares in their favourite athlete, so what’s stopping the same thing happening in Australia?
“You just lost 9% of your value, what’s your response to that?” That’s how an interview with your favourite football player might kick off if US startup Fantex succeeds in building a global trading market…
Foster’s chairman David Crawford is under pressure from a hostile bid from SABMiller.
If I were a shareholder in Foster’s, which is facing a hostile takeover bid from global brewer SABMiller, there are three questions that I would ask myself before deciding whether to sell my stake. First…