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Glenn Stevens: Interest rate cuts “on the table” as the federal government has “little choice” but to slow down cuts to budget deficit

Glenn Stevens: Interest rate cuts “on the table” as the federal government has “little choice” but to slow down cuts to budget deficit

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has made the case to cut the official cash rate as early as next month, telling the international business community a further easing of Australia’s monetary policy settings “has to be on the table”. By Eloise Keating
Confusion over Anzac Day public holiday: Why next Monday won’t be a day off for most of us

Confusion over Anzac Day public holiday: Why next Monday won’t be a day off for most of us

Australia will celebrate the centenary of the Gallipoli landing this Saturday, April 25. So which shops can open and which have to stay closed? By Eloise Keating
ICMG construction company collapses

ICMG construction company collapses

Integrated Construction Management Group has collapsed into liquidation. By Cara Waters
Optus parent company Singtel to delist from the ASX; Tasmanian real estate agent fined $1400 for misleading “waterfront” property: Midday Roundup

Optus parent company Singtel to delist from the ASX; Tasmanian real estate agent fined $1400 for misleading “waterfront” property: Midday Roundup

Singapore Telecommunications, the parent company of Australian phone giant Optus, has told investors it plans to delist its shares from the ASX, citing low trading volume, liquidity and market demand. By Cameron Magusic, Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
Shark Tank judges circle in on ridesharing safety fears

Shark Tank judges circle in on ridesharing safety fears

Oliver Du Rieu, the founder of Melbourne-based La Mule, was confronted with the safety concerns all transportation network startups must grapple with when pitching on Channel 10’s Shark Tank. By Kye White
In sheep’s clothing: Farmers’ group complains about PETA anti-wool ad

In sheep’s clothing: Farmers’ group complains about PETA anti-wool ad

The Victorian Farmers Federation has complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about an ad by PETA it describes as “fake, grotesque and grossly misleading” and says has the potential to “tarnish” the Australian wool industry. By Andrew Sadauskas
Holy moly: Employee with a half-shaven beard and a hole in his trousers wins $6016 in unfair dismissal compensation

Holy moly: Employee with a half-shaven beard and a hole in his trousers wins $6016 in unfair dismissal compensation

The Fair Work Commission has ordered a small business with 13 employees to pay $6016 in compensation in an unfair dismissal case involving a former employee who delivered products to customers with a half-shaved beard and showed a company director a hole in his trousers. By Andrew Sadauskas
Greens call for large corporate tax dodgers to be named and shamed

Greens call for large corporate tax dodgers to be named and shamed

The Greens party has issued a discussion paper calling for companies that engage in international tax minimisation to be named and shamed. By Andrew Sadauskas
Facebook cracks down on fake ‘likes’

Facebook cracks down on fake ‘likes’

Don’t fall for dodgy deals offering your business hundreds of fake ‘likes’ – you may be forking out the money for nothing in return. By Kirsten Robb
Change your perception of ‘lowering yourself’ to ‘powering yourself’

Change your perception of ‘lowering yourself’ to ‘powering yourself’

Maybe your attitudes, not your skills, are holding you back. By Eve Ash
Mixed Easter basket of spending as retailers look to Mother’s Day for a boost

Mixed Easter basket of spending as retailers look to Mother’s Day for a boost

Retail sales in the week before Easter were up compared to last year but down in the week after Easter, the 2015 Easter Retail Index from BDO Australia shows. By Cameron Magusic
How Western Australia is going from boom to cool economy, with a dash of hipster thrown in

How Western Australia is going from boom to cool economy, with a dash of hipster thrown in

Western Australia is handling the transition from mining boom by focusing on its retail and events sectors. By Kevin Moore
‘Mobilegeddon’ changes: Google to change URLs for mobile and speed up web browsing

‘Mobilegeddon’ changes: Google to change URLs for mobile and speed up web browsing

As a part of its mobile-focused algorithm update scheduled for today, Google has said it will change the format of URLs seen on a search results, so users can more easily work out if the page is what they’re looking for. By Kirsten Robb
How to sell like a rock star: Lessons from three top salespeople

How to sell like a rock star: Lessons from three top salespeople

Selling is the key to business success but it’s something many entrepreneurs and SMEs are uncomfortable with. What’s the secret sauce? By Leo D’Angelo Fisher
Asian capital is impacting our property markets (and here's how)

Asian capital is impacting our property markets (and here's how)

Between 2009 and 2014, the total value of Chinese overseas investment skyrocketed from US$600 million to hit an estimated US$15 billion, with the thrust of this investment focused in the gateway cities of Australia, the US and the UK. By Pete Wargent
Family SMSFs: The advantages and disadvantages

Family SMSFs: The advantages and disadvantages

As Australia’s population rapidly ages, countless SME owners nearing retirement are confronting a pressing decision about whether to admit their adult children into their SMSF. By Michael Laurence
Ditch the brand horseradish

Ditch the brand horseradish

Don’t allow any agency, anywhere, anytime to stake ownership of the brand you are building. By Michel Hogan
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