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Honesty, Crime and Punishment

Honesty, Crime and Punishment

We sort of know that Australia is the best place to live in this strange world of 2017, where terrorism, neo-dictators, climate change, incompetent heads of state and other scary…
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Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Recent IBISWorld research indicates Maori authorities continue to steer profitable organisations that outperform the average profit margins of the wider New Zealand economy by a sizeable 18%.   ‘The strong…
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Out of gas: Energy crisis looms over the eastern seaboard

Out of gas: Energy crisis looms over the eastern seaboard

Australia is endowed with abundant natural gas and coal resources. Coal seam gas (CSG) reserves in Queensland are considerable and significantly larger than conventional gas reserves. Over the past five…
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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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Mid-year review:  IBISWorld reveals New Zealand’s industries set to fly and fall into 2017-18

Mid-year review: IBISWorld reveals New Zealand’s industries set to fly and fall into 2017-18

Across more than 200 New Zealand industries – from agriculture, forestry and fishing to mining, manufacturing, retail trade, transport, training and many more – IBISWorld analysts have researched and identified…
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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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The Millennials Are Where the Action Is

The Millennials Are Where the Action Is

Australia gets a new generation of citizens around every 20 years on average, as shown in the first chart below. We have had 12 generations since 1788: Interestingly, five-and-a-bit of…
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