Business & Economy

Big or small, schooner or shandy: How our love of beer is reshaping a traditionally stable and iconic industry

There are those of us who would profess that beer is what makes the world go round. So important was a good drink that early humans ceased their nomadic ways…

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Growth imperative seen as vital by CEOs in an increasingly complex global environment

Driving growth and delivering value are familiar concepts to Australian ASX-listed CEOs and other corporate leaders. As the complexity of business increases in local and global markets, the drivers for…

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Greece – the European Argentina?

There are striking parallels between the current economic situation in Greece and the ‘Great Depression’ of Argentina around the turn of this new century. There are however enough variances to…

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Buying off the plan – Caveat emptor

Being in property advisory I often get asked by friends and colleagues if I have heard of some small (fancily known as boutique) developer for their reassurance before they commit…

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Y Gen Y? This is Y…

Apparently, because we were born between 1981 and 1999, we are millennials. We are also called Generation Y, which makes more sense because when we look at how businesses are…

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What will our cities (and society) look like in 2050?

With a shift away from unskilled labour to ‘knowledge work’ where job opportunities are focused in the CBD, how we will manage this polarised society in the future? What will…

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Food vs ‘Food’: how pseudo-science is affecting the food industry

As a food professional who has worked in the industry for several years, I’ve always been fascinated at how food and the food industry can present such a vast array…

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Passionate about the job

Erich Gampenrieder is the leader of KPMG’s Global Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, based in Germany. Over the past 17 years he has led many international transformation supply chain programs.…

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Face-to-face over Facebook

There’s been some discussion in the media recently about how much time Australians spend on social networking sites. And that’s not just Gen Y and Gen X. One source estimated…

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Modern consumer, modular tastes

Fast food giant McDonald’s has entered an era of introspection as its CEO announces a slump in annual global sales of 15 percent and their strategy to remedy it. And…

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If music be the food of … ?

The answer, to those familiar with Shakespeare, is ‘love’, but it could just as easily be replaced with life, passion, relationships or whatever word or feeling takes your fancy. This…

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Small business is the big budget winner: but there are a few “quibbles”

Small businesses in Western Sydney – and all over the country – will have been largely pleased with Tuesday night’s Federal Budget announcements. They will certainly welcome the immediate write…

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Measuring regional resilience: introducing the Australian Regional Capacity Index

By any measure, Australia would be considered a resilient country, having weathered many economic and environmental challenges in recent times. Interest in this concept has recently gathered pace with resilience…

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