Insights on getting ahead in Asia
How can Vietnam leverage the digital economy opportunity?
The digital economy holds significant opportunity for South East Asia, and Vietnam in particular. However, leveraging this opportunity to the fullest requires sound regulation and government support of an open conducive digital economy.
Digital Innovation: Australia’s $315bn Opportunity
Digital innovation can deliver $315 billion in gross economic value to Australia over the next decade, making it a critical ingredient in the nation’s ongoing economic stress. The economic opportunity is great. However, there is a risk Australia will not fully realise it.
AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson on Asia’s megatrends
What are the Asian mega trends that businesses cannot ignore? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta director in Singapore, was invited to speak as a thought leader in a new video series
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? Andrew Charlton looks at recent election trends to understand why Australian ....
AlphaBeta Helps to Tackle Plastic Waste in the Ocean
There could be one ton of plastic waste in the world’s oceans for every three tons of fish in the year 2025. AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson explored new ways to reduce marine plastic waste at the ....
How Australian businesses can tap into the ASEAN opportunity
Australian businesses are facing exciting opportunities right on their doorstep in Southeast Asia, but most of them aren’t aware of it. Even those who are aware of these opportunities often fail to capture ....
Op-ed: Why machines won’t generate mass unemployment
Technological change has long been a source of anxiety for workers. But the doomsayers are misreading the signs....
AlphaBeta in Africa: How geospatial technology could transform Nigeria
New technologies can be a game changer for developing countries. A visit to Africa put recent AlphaBeta research under the spotlight....
Andrew Charlton’s essay on The Robot Race in The Monthly
The robots are coming for our jobs – but there is a silver lining. ...
AlphaBeta presents new research at leading Indian tech conference
The video-on-demand industry in Asia is forecast to boom in coming years. What are the economic benefits for economies, filmmakers and consumers? Nicolo’ Andreula, Principal at AlphaBeta ....
Interview: Australia’s extraordinary boom masks need for economic reform
What lies behind Australia’s 26-year run of uninterrupted economic growth? Andrew Charlton, Sydney-based Director at AlphaBeta Advisors, talks to Bloomberg TV...
ABC The Business: Three Years of Record Low Interest Rates Coming Home to Roost in ….
As the RBA fires its warning shot on rocketing house prices, the Federal Government could be running out of ammunition to tackle affordability. Andrew Charlton is a leading Economist and a ....
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 ...
Take Charge of Your Future Work Realities
In the movie Back to the Future II (1985), Dr Emmett Brown (“Doc”), an eccentric inventor and scientist, briefly transports protagonist Marty McFly to 21 October 2015. McFly, a curious teenager, gets a ....
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 in remote areas...
ABC Lateline: Future of Jobs
A special report on the future of employment, with predictions that half of young Australians are preparing themselves now for 40% of jobs that are at risk.
Rethinking Industry Policy
AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton & Fraser Thompson. Seven rules for pro-competitive, pro-Globalisation industry policy: ‘Active industrial policy should be guided by practical experience of what
Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?
There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case. ...
Firms should seize the openings from new Singapore-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
7.30 Report – ABC, Reporter: Hayden Cooper Andrew Charlton describes China’s economic challenges in five minutes on ABC 7.30. AlphaBeta has been warning that China’s growth was unsustainable
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 youth
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 closer economic
The Lucky 8 – Preparing for the new China
AlphaBeta’s recent research trip: Eight opportunities for Australian business in the new Chinese economy.
China’s Transition: Risks and Opportunities for South-East Asia
The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock markets have renewed global concerns that the Chinese economic miracle is coming to an end
Kick starting growth after the mining boom in Australia and Canada
Canada has already slipped into recession. Business reporter, Michael Janda compares two of the world’s most resource dependent developed economies.
Australian Economic Note: The ask has a growth problem
Australian companies are on an investment strike that is already making the ASX one of the lowest earnings-growth share markets in the world and threatens to damage long term returns for Australian
AlphaBeta has been forecasting Chinese slowdown since 2011
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 into the red.
Australian Economic Update – Is Australia still developed country?
Resource exports still tanking: Australia’s trade data released today shows that our resources exports are in serious trouble. The news coverage has positively reported that our ‘trade deficit shrank in May.’
‘Banana‘ republic‘ tag haunts Australia 30 years on
Australia's export base has narrowed to levels approaching that of a "banana republic,'' a former government adviser says, raising the specter of the country's economic nadir almost 30 years ago.
Income shock forces Australians to raid savings
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 of economic advisory firm AlphaBeta and an ex-adviser
SINGAPORE’S PRODUCTIVITY IMPERATIVE: THE THREE MISSING PIECES
As Noble laureate Paul Krugman famously noted, “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.” It is the ultimate driver of prosperity and living standards. A loss of momentum in this