Business & Economy

The future of work: jobs in the knowledge economy

There is no question that Australia and the rest of the world are shifting to knowledge work. Jobs that have been expanding over the past 15 years have been in health,…

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The disruptive impact of the eSIM: your relationship with your telco will never be the same

Apple and Samsung are signalling an intention to move to a digital e-SIM in their next generation of mobile handsets. While at face value this may seem a minor shift,…

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Make good intentions a reality to deliver business success

When it comes to planning for growth, Australia’s SMEs have good intentions but they often stumble with effective implementation. The 2015 KPMG Private Enterprise Growth Intentions Snapshot, just released, found…

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Busy time for Australian M&A predicted as cheap stocks capture the market’s attention

Despite the gloomy headlines about recent volatility in world markets, there is a growing appetite predicted for M&A transactions both globally and in Australia in the coming year.

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The lost 10 percent: how companies are missing out on profits

The sluggish state of the Australian economy has given rise to much comment on issues like tax, regulation, productivity and the weakening dollar. An area less covered – but no…

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Australian IR shouldn’t be a bloody battle to the death

There is something fundamentally broken about Australia’s system of industrial relations. It isn’t the laws themselves. In fact if the laws were the main issue you would have expected Australia…

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Social media gives farmers a voice

Recently, the Federal Government released its Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and announced a $4bn investment to drive the future of the Australian Agricultural industry. The Government actively engaged social media…

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Growing up is not a bad thing in business

But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever, So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever. A.A. Milne Often children are torn between two mindsets;…

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More than income in – income out: fiscal sustainability requires vision for the society we want to live in.

So what is fiscal sustainability? Fiscal sustainability is the ability of a government to sustain its current spending, tax and other policies in the long run without threatening government solvency…

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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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