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PwC’s The World in 2050 report predicts that the Australian economy will drop from its current rank of 19 to 29 by the middle...

Business confidence, investment outlook hit lows. But why do companies still want to hire...

Two separate surveys suggest Australian business confidence is at a 30-month low and the outlook for capital investment is at an 18-month low. So why are Australian businesses gearing up to hire ever more employees? It’s a head-scratcher, for sure.

Move over Superman… Enter working mums, the real super heroes of the economy

Global workplace provider Regus has recently released new research looking at how Australia can increase the amount of women, mothers in particular, participating in...

Huzzah! The early (online) bird catches the worm!

Roy Morgan Research has found that companies that went online earlier benefited the most – not just in online growth, but also offline, reflecting the synergies with traditional brick-and-mortar business. Over the past year, businesses that already had online sales grew 5% but those that didn’t – or didn’t for at least 12 months – saw revenues decline 4%. Also, nearly one out of two (49%) businesses that sold online for at least a year saw higher revenues whereas that was true for only one out of three (36%) businesses that didn’t engage in e-commerce.

Own IP? Here’s an app to keep sight of its value

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Brisbane’s innovation juggernaut keeps rolling, but how long? (Skilled labour shortages overtakes funding as...

Brisbane’s innovation engine is humming right now but could soon be spluttering for want of a key driver – skilled labour. At least that...

ABS numbers show rise in retail spending, with falls in job vacancies and building...

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. In this podcast, RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal breaks down the latest ABS figures on retail spending, building approvals and job vacancies.

Good news on unemployment and mortgages: are you raising your glass?

In this podcast, RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson talks about the welcoming news from the latest unemployment and mortgage figures. He also looks at the interesting case of the reduction in domestic wine production, but believes that this signals a change for the better in the wine market.

Was the Melbourne Cup interest rate rise too much, too soon?

In this news podcast, Leon and Garry talk about interest rates being put on hold – for now. But evidence suggests that latest interest rate rise has put pressure on the construction industry and BIS Shrapnel says it was premature. Also, could a Wikileaks cyber war be hitting Australia? Press play and have a listen.

Housing not driving the economy any time soon, says expert

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. In this podcast, RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal talks about flat to declining housing and lending finance, indicating that housing will not be driving the Australian economy for some time.

Measuring the housing and job markets against rising interest rates

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. It features interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT academics. Download this podcast to hear RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal talk about the reduction in building approvals caused by interest rate rises, and job vacancy figures showing a tighter labour market.

Mixed messages in the newest lending and housing stats

RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal talks about the drop off in lending finance and dwelling unit commencements. Although the numbers send mixed messages, businesses and consumers do appear to be exercising greater caution in their financial practices of late.

Australians earning more, living (and working) longer, according to ABS

RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about the latest well-being figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australians are richer, living longer and better educated. And while income inequality is increasing, the poor are better off than they were 10 years ago.

Surveys show growing business confidence, sagging consumer sentiment

Leon and Garry talk about rising business confidence masking patchy business conditions. Consumer sentiment has dropped and fewer people are taking out loans; however, more people are using their credit cards. Meanwhile, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Australians are wealthier and living longer.

How migrant salaries should influence Australia’s foreign aid policies

RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about the latest unemployment data and the issue of remittances from migrants sending money home to their families. Download this podcast to hear his take on how remittances can shape the government’s foreign aid policy.

Business expenditure on R&D has jumped by 15 per cent

Business expenditure on research and development (BERD) has jumped by 15 per cent, reaching $14,380 million in 2007-08, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday.

Business expenditure on R&D has jumped by 15 per cent

Business expenditure on research and development (BERD) has jumped by 15 per cent, reaching $14,380 million in 2007-08, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday.

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