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Taking account: The Big Four firms are diversifying away from accounting

Taking account: The Big Four firms are diversifying away from accounting

The Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG) have been growing through acquisitions in recent years, and branching out to consulting and advisory services. They have…
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From relocate to renovate: Australian property trends have begun to shift

From relocate to renovate: Australian property trends have begun to shift

The Australian residential property market has performed well over the past five years. Rising property prices and falling interest rates have fuelled strong revenue growth for operators in the Real…
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Fizzling: Should soft drink manufacturers can diet drinks?

Fizzling: Should soft drink manufacturers can diet drinks?

Soft drink manufacturers have faced challenging conditions over the past five years, with many consumers opting for bottled water and healthier alternatives to carbonated soft drinks.  As a result, manufacturers…
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Welcome to the jungle: Amazon comes to Australia

Welcome to the jungle: Amazon comes to Australia

Amazon’s imminent arrival into the Australian market is set to shake up the retail sector. The company has indicated its plans to challenge domestic retail prices, with Australia’s relatively stable…
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Healthier consumers have left fish and chip shops adrift

Healthier consumers have left fish and chip shops adrift

Rising health consciousness among Australian consumers has led to healthier eating habits over the past five years. The growing popularity of healthier food options has influenced the performance and product…
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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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