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todayTuesday, 27 January 2015

Smart50 finalist Pacific Retail takes on Asia: Three lessons for taking your business overseas

Smart50 finalist Pacific Retail has taken its first big step into the international market, launching the first Wasabi Warrior store in Hong Kong last week. by Kirsten Robb

Paid International collapses into voluntary administration

Paid International has entered voluntary administration, just months after the online finance provider agreed to refund $1.128 million to customers who were charged excessive loan fees. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 23 January 2015

EBay to axe 2400 jobs; Aussie dollar slides below US80c: Midday Roundup

EBay has revealed it is planning to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7% of its global workforce, despite announcing revenue had increased by 9% to $4.9 billion. by Kirsten Robb and Broede Carmody

The 28 suburbs tipped to enjoy above average 2015 price growth: NAB Economics survey

Brisbane and Sydney are expected to lead the market for capital growth in capital cities over this year, followed by Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. by Jonathan Chancellor

Dollar pickle: What the Big Mac index says about the Australian currency

The Australian dollar is undervalued by close to 10%, according to the latest Big Mac index from The Economist. by Eloise Keating

Selling a GST rise will be easier if we can follow the money

The Commonwealth government’s tax white paper is rightly examining an increase to the GST as part of a broader tax reform agenda. But the debate cannot be divorced from the question of what we will do with the money. by Danielle Wood

Friday, 23 January 2015

Collapse of Betta Foods and Ernest Hillier shows it's not all dandy in the world of candy

The Australian confectionery industry has had a poor start to the new year with the collapse of two iconic local brands, but the sector has a sweet disposition to growth. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Confectionery manufacturer Betta Foods collapses into voluntary administration

A Melbourne confectionery manufacturer that has been operating for 60 years has collapsed into voluntary administration. by Eloise Keating

MissChu to close London store; Economic data points to slowing Chinese economy: Midday Roundup

There’s more bad news for MissChu, with the collapsed Vietnamese food chain revealing its London outlet is closing, despite the company previously claiming its Melbourne and London stores were not affected by its current troubles. by Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
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