Personal Finance

Spin Class with the Microfinance 'Credit Bicycle'


Microfinance has been celebrated as a way to get money into the hands of poor people, and most famously women, so they can jump-start small businesses. These tiny loans with minimal requirements to borrow have become a global phenomenon.

Can Company Tax Cuts Really Benefit Australians?


A long-term plan to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25% is the centrepiece of the Coalition’s economic plan for jobs and growth. The Coalition maintains the change will boost GDP by more than 1% in the long-term, at a budgetary cost of $48.2 billion over the next 10 years.

Africa's Lost Billions


Over the last 50 years, African countries have lost about $1 trillion to illicit financial flows. This equates to around $50 billion a year and is equivalent to all the official development assistance received by the continent over the same period.