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How secure is your data? Article Image

How secure is your data?

18 May 2019

In a hyper-connected world, data security is now a critical issue for Australian businesses – and their clients. More and more data breaches are being reported to the Australian privacy watchdog, forcing companies to question how secure their data really is.

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Generating appropriate return on equity

10 Mar 2019

At Maia Financial, our ROE challenge is to provide more financial support and products to assist our clients in solving this problem – not an easy challenge to overcome. With global capital more transient and not aligned to country and state, I personally believe this challenge is more important than we think.

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How technology is shaping the healthcare industry

If you’ve read the first post in our technology series, you know which technology trends are predicted to have the biggest impact in 2019. In keeping with this theme, this post explores technology’s transformative role in the vast and rapidly evolving world of global medicine and telehealth.

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The most anticipated technology trends of 2019

14 Feb 2019

In this initial article, we explore the trends impacting us as individual consumers, however, looking ahead in the series, we will consider what these technological changes mean for the world of finance, medicine and other vital sectors.

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Equipment Demand Index - Capital Expenditure

This research paper examines capital expenditure expectations for future investment among Australian businesses. In this research paper, Maia Financial surveyed 500 Australian businesses in June 2018, conducting direct telephone interviews with chief financial officers, business owners and company accountants.

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Blockchain, bitcoin and asset finance: what is the potential? Article Image

Blockchain, bitcoin and asset finance: what is the potential?

27 Mar 2018

The twin trends of distributed ledger technologies and digital currencies, such as blockchain and bitcoin, have been touted since their invention as a solution of sorts for financial markets.

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The three capital blocks – equity, senior debt and asset backed finance

16 Mar 2018

Most businesses have three main sources of capital, which all play a particular role. It’s important for companies to understand how each component of the capital structure works, so they can be optimised for the organisation’s benefit.

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New Zealand Tipped for New NZD$70 Billion Capital Formation Record

13 Feb 2018

Capital formation by New Zealand businesses is forecast to reach NZD$65 billion in the 2017 financial year and is expected to set a new record of NZD$70 billion in 2018, according to the latest round of Maia Financial’s Equipment Demand Index (the Index).

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Kiwi businesses amp up equipment investment for export push

9 Feb 2018

Expanding export markets remain a key focus for New Zealand businesses in 2018, as overseas demand for kiwi produce continues to grow. As a result, 42.8 per cent of businesses plan to increase their capital expenditure budgets over the next 12 months, according to the Maia Financial New Zealand Equipment Demand Index (the Index).

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Equipment Demand Index: New Year, New Growth

New Zealand growth is set to continue as business confidence remains strong. Manufacturing and agriculture most ambitious industries as the gross fixed capital formation are tipped to reach NZD$65 billion.

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW LEASING STANDARD

IFRS 16 - Challenges and Opportunities in the New Leasing Standard

31 Jan 2018

The IASB has published IFRS 16, the new leasing standard which comes into effect on 1 January 2019. This whitepaper outlines the findings of research undertaken with Australian corporates on their readiness for the new International Financial Reporting Standard 16 (IFRS 16).

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