This is the 20th year Deloitte has released its Global Powers of Retailing publication and again it doesn’t disappoint as it details the top 250 globally retailers, and comments on and predicts market trends.
Posts Tagged: Australian Economy
You may well think that one of the biggest sources of wealth in this country is about to come tumbling down like the proverbial house of cards. Sensationalist or an accurate prediction?
It is critical for organisations to be aware of how central security is to maintaining consumer trust and loyalty, and including cyber security as an essential part of business planning and risk management.
For those businesses nominating for Technology Fast 50, the challenge is more about moving beyond the start-up phase where cash is burned and revenue limited. Getting cash into the business is king! Once in growth phase, tax losses are likely to be carried forward to shelter some scaling of revenue and profitability, which is a natural outcome of the tax system.
Attracting those with innovative ideas to set up and drive their idea through to implementation in Australia is just one piece of the puzzle. What are the other challenges fast growing start-ups face in cultivating the right infrastructure and processes to support growth?
The ‘fintech revolution’ is not only about disrupting traditional financial services. The genesis of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2015 company Ingogo, for instance, was triggered by a frustration with catching taxis. Addressing the payment aspect of this experience was essential to the solution, but not the focus.
“New technologies are ‘digitally disrupting’ the way many markets operate.”
“Cheap money needs to go somewhere. And money has never been cheaper in Australia. After keeping interest rates on hold since August 2013, the cash rate cut in February to 2.25% has stirred equity markets”
This Weekly Economic Briefing is written by two senior Deloitte Economists, David Rumbens from Deloitte Access Economics in Australia and Ian Stewart Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. They provide a personal view on topical financial and economic issues.