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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Minister says ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will axe 7200 pages of red tape for SMEs; ACCC cracks down on cosmetics: Midday Roundup

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson claims the federal government’s ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will remove nearly 1000 pieces and over 7200 pages of legislation and regulation to cut red tape for small business. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Small business confidence growing, PayPal reveals details of planned partnership with banks: Midday Roundup

Confidence among small and medium businesses has bounced back strongly, according to the latest Sensis Business Index. by Adam Anticaglia
 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Packer’s Japan casino bid delayed; Myer profit falls: Midday Roundup

James Packer’s plans for a Japanese casino are on hold after a senior official indicated plans to legalise casino gambling in Japan are likely to be delayed yet again. by Cara Waters and Kirsten Robb
 

Barnaby Joyce calls for a fair go, as farmers pray for political support

Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce has called for federal government action to boost Australia’s stalling farming sector. by Kirsten Robb
 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Gina Rinehart stepping down from Ten board; NSW overtakes WA as Australia’s strongest economy: Midday Roundup

Gina Rinehart plans to step down from the Ten board but will not relinquish her 10% stake in the company. by Broede Carmody
 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dick Smith sales surge; The Reject Shop looks to turnaround; Shares tumble: Midday Roundup

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has reported strong sales growth of 10.1% for the first 15 weeks of the new financial year. by Adam Anticgalia and Broede Carmody
 

Industry groups given the “cold shoulder” in government’s priority industries list

Industry groups are critical after being left off the federal government’s priority industry list. by Cara Waters
 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ireland scraps Google tax breaks; Harvey Norman hits back at overpriced shares claim: Midday Roundup

The Irish government announced yesterday it would phase out a key measure used by technology companies, including Google, to reduce their taxation bills. by Adam Anticaglia, Cara Waters and Eloise Keating
 

Dramatic increase in number of businesses for sale

The number of private businesses for sale has reached a record number of 41,200, with the last quarter showing the volume of businesses for sale up by 23%. by Cara Waters
 
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