Date posted: 30/01/2017 2 min read

Brand new Acuity Podcast out now!

The first episode of the Acuity Podcast explores the dangers of fake news, the global efforts to tackle base erosion and profit shifting, and the hidden risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

In brief

  • In the wake of recent “fake news” scandals, Acuity speaks to industry analyst Jason Bloomberg and asks: How can we trust the news anymore?
  • Acuity also talks to IFAC President Rachel Grimes FCA about tax base erosion and profit shifting, and asks: What can be done to ensure corporations pay their fair share of tax?
  • As Donald Trump moves to pull America out of the TPP, we speak to Dr Patricia Ranald from the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, and ask: Would the potential demise of the TPP be a bad thing?

The brand new Acuity Podcast is now available to stream and download at acuitypodcast.com. Every month, the free Acuity Podcast will tackle the latest issues in economics, business and finance.

The first episode of the Acuity Podcast (see below) delves into recent “fake news” scandals. Industry analyst and Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg explains how fake news happens and why it can be so hard to detect.  

Episode One of the Acuity Podcast also shines a spotlight on tax base erosion and profit shifting, including an interview with the new president of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Rachel Grimes FCA about global moves to address the issue.  

The podcast concludes with a look at some of the detail in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Dr Patricia Ranald from the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network shares her view on the risks and limitations of the TPP.

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