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Taxing times: The proposed bank levy could benefit foreign banks

Taxing times: The proposed bank levy could benefit foreign banks

Foreign banks operating in Australia have been presented with an opportunity through the Federal Government’s proposed tax on the largest Australian banks. The levy would allow the government to recoup…
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Mixed media: Faster internet boosts online shopping but stifles traditional media

Mixed media: Faster internet boosts online shopping but stifles traditional media

The ongoing rollout of the NBN has strongly enhanced Australian internet coverage and download speeds. According to the ABS, the number of internet subscribers in Australia increased by 4.7% over…
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Bridging the gulf: Gulf States represent a growing market for Australian agriculture

Bridging the gulf: Gulf States represent a growing market for Australian agriculture

While many Australian agricultural exporters have been focusing on Asian markets in recent years, the Gulf States have been growing in size and affluence. The region’s arid land and climate…
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Vis-a-vis: Changes to the 457 visa program will constrain profit for several industries

Vis-a-vis: Changes to the 457 visa program will constrain profit for several industries

In April 2017, the Federal Government announced plans to axe the existing 457 visa program, which is intended to help employers fill skills gaps. Instead, they plan to replace it…
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Changing the channel: Legislation changes could consolidate the FTA television industry

Changing the channel: Legislation changes could consolidate the FTA television industry

Free-to-air (FTA) television broadcasters have faced strong competition from online streaming and pay TV over the past five years. Consumers now have more choice than ever, which has split advertising…
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Retailing off: Fierce competition has forced prominent retail brands to fold

Retailing off: Fierce competition has forced prominent retail brands to fold

Weak retail conditions, high wage and rent costs, and fierce competition have been weighing on the clothing retail sector in recent years. This has forced many prominent brands across several…
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Ages of Progress

Ages of Progress

We have entered a fourth industrial revolution according to Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. And his treatise provides a valuable platform on which to view human progress…
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Wine and dine: Grape growers have benefited from soaring export volumes

Wine and dine: Grape growers have benefited from soaring export volumes

Australian grape growers and winemakers have been reaping the benefits of positive export conditions over the past five years. A wine glut that followed the global financial crisis initially forced…
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Up-to-date: The popularity of online dating is benefiting dating service providers

Up-to-date: The popularity of online dating is benefiting dating service providers

As online dating services continue to gain popularity, and the concept of meeting someone online becomes less taboo, revenue for dating services is expected to grow. Overall, industry revenue is…
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All business: Surging business travel is driving demand for corporate travel services

All business: Surging business travel is driving demand for corporate travel services

Australian business travel has surged over the past five years, supported by improving economic conditions and cheap domestic airfares. Corporate travel services providers have been quick to capitalise on booming…
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