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Sweet deal for first home buyers

The market for first home buyers has just gotten a whole lot sweeter with the launch of new website Our Home Sweet Home www.ourhomesweethome.com.au,...

Small business seek advice and training

Research conducted by Optus has highlighted the need for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to receive training and advice on how to run their...

Deficit endorsed by IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has encouraged the Australian Government to let the Federal Budget go into deficit for the longer-term benefit of preserving...

Tourism the latest casualty of world troubles

If the threat of terrorism wasn’t enough of a blow, the tourism industry looks like it will shed thousands of jobs due to the...

Women put best foot forward with Xpresso Delight

While most franchise companies find it difficult to attract female franchisees, for Xpresso Delight co-founders Stephen Spitz and Paul Crabtree, it is a piece...

Ad ban may counter stimulus

Moves by federal advisory organisation, the National Preventative Health Taskforce, to ban advertising junk food and alcohol under certain conditions would dampen economic activity,...

Rate cut likely despite inflation fears

Whether inflation rises or falls, the Reserve Bank is likely to cut the official rate by another 75 to 100 basis points (0.75–1 percent),...

Employer confidence down, productivity drops

Employer confidence has dropped to critical levels according to a report issued by HR Coach Research Institute, with the National Employer Confidence sitting at...

All Ords Report 27 January 2009

One concept that has dominated the financial services industry for decades and which has had a significant impact on the performance of portfolios in...

Aussies fear depression not recession

More than half of Australians fear a Depression is not far off, according to TNS’ Financial Crisis Study. The study looks at how the global...

Digital media experts converge for ‘Media 09’

It’s that time of year again, when the world’s leading media executives and entrepreneurs gather together for Media ‘09 to discuss the future of...

Super funds slide, markets crumble

Super funds have taken yet another beating from the global financial crisis, sliding 19.7 percent last year, and recording a marginal loss of 0.12...

Businesses warned: closures no excuse

SMEs are warned to be aware that staff entitlements must be upheld even in times of financial crisis. The Federal Workplace Ombudsman recently awarded $65,000...

Laptop sales surpass desktops

Business is going mobile with market research firm iSuppli reporting that in the third quarter of 2008, global laptop computer shipments topped those of...

Australians optimistic about the future

It seems that despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the global financial crisis, Australian businesses remain surprisingly optimistic about the future. According to the...

Rental property market in crisis

The rental property market has taken another blow, with figures released by ABS showing that investment housing loans dropped 7.4 percent for the month...

Credit debt up as business borrowing tightens

Commercial borrowing dropped by more than 10 percent late last year as the credit crunch began to eat into lending funds. Totally lending for...

Smart Conference announce new logistics seminars

Riding off the success of the first Smart Breakfast Seminars, held in October of last year, Smart 2009 Conference has announced the next seminars...

Businesses urged to make the summer months count

Summer should not be the time to slack off, according to leading Australian recruitment firm, LINK Recruitment. While the first quarter of the year can...

No gild for lily, economy ‘buggered’

The quarterly Business Outlook, issued by economic forecaster Access Economics, shows recession imminent and describes the Federal Budget as too reliant on commodities exports,...