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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Big retailers missing out in “patchy” Christmas while online triumphs

It’s shaping up to be a patchy Christmas for retailers with many big retailers set to miss out due to poor product selection and the ongoing growth of online retail. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A weak tail wind to temper Australia’s strong growth in 2015

The Australian economy will face the challenges of a depleted mining boom and decimated auto sector in 2015. by Kevin Moore

SMEs should be optimistic says Bruce Billson, despite $10 billion hit to budget bottom line in MYEFO

Government budget revenues might have fallen dramatically, but Small Business Minister Bruce Billson says SMEs still have cause for optimism. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 15 December 2014

Fast Lane: The highlights and lowlights of the year in small business 2014

2014 has been another rollercoaster ride of a year for Australian SMEs. by Cara Waters

Martin Place siege as jihadist flag raised; ACCC and Coles to settle supplier disputes: Midday Roundup

Armed gunmen are currently holding 20 people hostage in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney, reportedly forcing them to hold up a jihadist flag. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating

Budget bottom line takes $7 billion hit in MYEFO

Budget revenues have fallen by a further $7 billion since the Abbott government’s first budget in May, Treasurer Joe Hockey will reveal in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook today. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Bruce Billson welcomes proposal to do away with BAS statements in SME deregulation plan

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has welcomed an 11-point deregulation plan for SMEs from the National Australia Bank which calls for the abolition of Business Activity Statements. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 11 December 2014

‘Generally adequate’? How the big banks screw over small business

The Murray inquiry claims the level of competition in banking is “generally adequate”. Tell that to small business owners. by Paddy Manning

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

British millionaire cleared of murdering his wife; Payday lender repays nearly $480,000: Midday Roundup

British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani has been cleared by a South African court for murdering his bride on their honeymoon. by Kirsten Robb and Karen Coombs
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