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Is Australia’s red meat processing industry at crisis point? Article Image

Is Australia’s red meat processing industry at crisis point?

12 Dec 2017

Meat processors around the country are struggling with sky-high input costs especially with respect to energy and increase to production costs. Add the pressures of a strong Australian dollar, competition from lower-cost producers overseas and flooding the market, and an unstable political environment, and you’re headed for disaster.

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Introducing Maia Financial: driving growth Article Image

Introducing Maia Financial: driving growth

28 Nov 2017

From today, we will no longer operate as Alleasing, but as Maia Financial. Change continues to occur rapidly across the marketplace and in all areas of technology and CleanTech. For us, our decision to move with these developments was a natural progression for our business and a critical step in ensuring we provide ongoing support to the industry.

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Economy held afloat as New Zealand voted for new Prime Minister Article Image

Economy held afloat as New Zealand voted for new Prime Minister

30 Oct 2017

Politics has, and continues to be, the primary focus for the New Zealand economy in the wake of the September election. Particularly as Jacinda Ardern has been announced as New Zealand’s fortieth – and second youngest – Prime Minister of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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How will a coalition government affect business growth? Article Image

How will a coalition government affect business growth?

The latest Equipment Demand Index for New Zealand is out now and research has found that 71.2 per cent of businesses across the country expect politics to impact them. With a coalition government taking place, how will this affect business growth throughout New Zealand?

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Business gets political in latest election Article Image

Equipment Demand Index: Business gets political in latest election

With the New Zealand election now over, businesses continue to keep an eye on the political economy as 71.2 per cent are concerned that any negative activity could have an impact on growing their business.

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Businesses Under Pressure from Technology and Politics Article Image

Businesses Under Pressure from Technology and Politics

23 Oct 2017

Ongoing investment into the latest technology is essential to remain competitive, on a domestic and international level, according to the latest Equipment Demand Index (the Index). This quarter, the Index focused on technology and the role of politics in a business’ ability to grow.

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Business trends point to growth, but devil is in the detail Article Image

Business trends point to growth, but devil is in the detail

Find out how business sentiment is faring across the country and how this is affecting their ability to grow and manage their day-to-day operations including asset finance trends.

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Why are Australian businesses still NOT ready to automate? Article Image

Why are Australian businesses still NOT ready to automate?

11 Oct 2017

Not only does automation have the ability to add $2.2 trillion to the Australian economy by 2030, but it’s also predicted to reduce workplace injuries by 11 per cent and improve 62 per cent of low-skilled workers job satisfaction as it will help transition them into new roles or developing new skill sets.

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Stranded assets, climate change and disruptive markets Article Image

Stranded assets, climate change and disruptive markets

28 Sep 2017

Stranded assets are an emerging risk management teams should be exploring to ensure they are making the most effective use of their investments.

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Virtual reality making schools of the future Article Image

Virtual reality making schools of the future

11 Sep 2017

Technology has become an integral part of our world. From social media to robotics and from basic word processing to virtual reality, technology is playing an increasingly important role in just about every aspect of our lives.

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The power of non-bank funding in today’s business environment Article Image

The power of non-bank funding in today’s business environment

Australian businesses are increasingly turning away from traditional lenders such as big banks and are seeking alternate funding solutions from non bank firms to support their growth.

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