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Jobs anxiety ‘hampering policy’
Fraser Thompson interview with CSIRO CEO, Dr Larry Marshall
Fraser Thompson interviewed CSIRO CEO, Dr Larry Marshall on how CSIRO can help create opportunities for Australian businesses in the ASEAN region.
There’s so much robots can’t do – like take our jobs
Jobs growth in Australia last year was the fastest since the early 2000s. About 330,000 workers lost their jobs involuntarily through redundancies or business closures, according to research by Alphabeta, an economic consultancy.
Insights on getting ahead in Asia
What do companies in Asia need to do get ahead? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta Director in Singapore, shares his insights on how companies need to be self-sustaining in Asia.
Will this be the Asian century?
Asia’s economic transformation has been historically unprecedented, both in pace and scale. But can the Asian economic model adapt to the growing list of stresses that have been placed on it?
Op-ed: Myanmar can avoid resource curse
Myanmar is blessed with sizeable endowments of mining minerals, ranging from tin and copper to gemstones such as rubies and sapphires. It also has a substantial amount of oil and gas
Why economics is cool!
What do you think when you hear the word “economics”? Do you think of Wall Street and banks and business? Many people think so, but economics go much deeper.
AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson on Asia’s megatrends
What are the Asian megatrends that businesses cannot ignore? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta Director in Singapore, was invited to speak as a thought
Feature article: Australia’s political model is breaking down
Is there any Australian left who hasn’t complained, or at least rolled their eyes about the state of politics in Canberra? Most of us tend to blame the politicians for all this, but a new analysis
Op-ed: Why machines won’t generate mass unemployment
Technological change has long been a source of anxiety for workers. Today, improvements in communications, robotics and machine intelligence are rekindling age-old concerns
Andrew Charton’s essay on The Robot Race in the Monthly
Humans have a complicated emotional connection with robots. It seems every day brings with it a new story about how robots are set to take our jobs. Driverless cars.
Interview: Australia’s extraordinary boom masks need for economic reform
Australia hasn’t experienced a recession in 26 years and the good times are set to continue over the next year, the Australian central bank said in its latest statement early October.
ABC The Business: Three Years of Record Low Interest Rates Coming Home to Roost
As the RBA fires its warning shot on rocketing house prices, the Federal Government could be running out of ammunition to tackle affordability.
BBC Business Daily: India’s Green Revolution
Today we are talking revolutions – not those fought on the battlefield or city streets – but those waged in agriculture. It’s 50 years since a Green Revolution began transforming India’s rice
Using technology to serve the unbanked in ASEAN
Digital financial services can be crucial for overcoming the tyranny of geography in Southeast Asia, where traditional financial institutions have found it difficult to build out their footprint
ABC Lateline: Future of Jobs
Lateline – ABC, 29 June 2016. Reporter: Margot O’Neill. A special report on the future of employment, with predictions that half of young Australians are preparing themselves now for 40%...
Firms should seize the openings from new S’pore-Australia pact
ENGAGEMENT with Asia has been part of the economic mantra of every Australian government since the 1980s. In that time, Australia's trade with Asia has soared, but many of those bilateral economic
ABC 7.30 Report: Dr Andrew Charlton on China’s Economic Challenges and Opportunities
Andrew Charlton describes China’s economic challenges in five minutes on ABC 7.30. AlphaBeta has been warning that China’s growth was unsustainable since 2011. ...
Workforce and productivity summit: Robots threaten youth jobs
Business leaders are calling for simpler, consistent rules for employing young people – and a new ‘simple’ award for small business employees – as part of a national response to the worsening
ASEAN could be Australia’s next growth frontier
Recently, Australia brought its largest ever overseas delegation of businesses to Jakarta as part of the Indonesia-Australia Business Week. It is the latest in a series of actions that seek to build
China’s transition: Risks and opportunities for South-east Asia
AICD International Newsletter & Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson. The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US Dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock market have
Kick starting growth after the mining boom in Australia and Canada
The Business -ABC News. Reporter: Michael Janda. Canada has already slipped into recession. Business reporter, Michael Janda compares two of the world;s most resource dependent
AlphaBeta has been forecasting Chinese slowdown since 2011
7.30 Report – ABC. Reporter: Pat MacGrath. China could be on course for an economic shock worst than the late 90s one in parts of Asia, and it’s already plunged the Australian share market deep
‘Banana Republic’ Tag Haunts Australia 30 Years On
Bloomberg Business by Michael Heath. Paul Keating’s warning in 1968 that sent the currency tumbling emerges again. ...
Income shock forces Australians to raid savings
Australian Financial Review, by Jacob Greber. ‘Australia’s living standards are falling on a sustained basis for the first time in 50 years – this is not a short-term trend,’ said Andrew Charlton, co-founder
Singapore’s Productivity Imperative: the three missing pieces
Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson. As Noble laureate, Paul Krugman famously noted, ‘Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.’ It is the ultimate