Analysts are pushing for better way to promote innovation in technological industries, to fill the economic void left by the mining decline.

Economic modelling shows the Abbott government’s plan to deregulate university fees would drive up inflation in such a way that it will cost more than the savings from the change.

Sydney Council says a CBD construction boom is ramping up, thanks to funds from multinational investors.

Reports say accountants may have to charge headlong into advice on self-managed superannuation funds, despite not understanding the process for the uptake of the limited licensing regime.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) adviser register should be ready for use by March 31.

ASX Limited will not give up its monopoly in share clearing, arguing that it would too difficult and probably ineffective.

Insiders say the Federal Government appears to have given up on its contentious changes to Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation.

A new study suggests monkeys have a very human desire to learn, especially if it proves them right.

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) wants up-front financial advice fees to be tax deductible.

21,000 Australian Taxation Office workers may take industrial action following a pay deal described as “miserly, low and unfair”.

The University of Sydney has become the latest big Australian institution to get cold feet on coal.

Industry superannuation funds say consumers do not make rational choices, and banks should not be allowed to bid for workers’ futures.

Japan is considering forcing workers to take five compulsory paid holidays per year, in a bid to lessen the toll from rampant overworking.

Key figures on Australia’s financial landscape met this week to work on solutions for the industry’s gender equality problem.

The European Central Bank (ECB) no longer allow Greek banks to use government debt as collateral for loans.

Rupert Murdoch’s grip on the family empire may be slipping, while News Corp profits slide down too.

A delicate dance continues this week between tens of thousands of public servants and the departments they work for.

Many families will pay $60 more for childcare each day when new staffing rules are applied next year, which does little for Tony Abbott’s pledge to make daycare cheaper.

The granddaughter of a former mining boss has made a very specific list of demands in her bid to obtain more of her father’s legacy.

An Australian expert has raised some ideas for the Federal Government, which may stop billions of dollars in company profits leaving the country untaxed.

The people behind the AdviserRatings website say most of the political wrangling about financial advice reforms has gone totally over the heads of the general public.

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