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Looking to spread your wings beyond Australia? This is what you should expect in...

Efic director Andrew Watson discusses how 2016 will be a mixed year for the world economy and the significant export opportunities that exist for SMEs

SMEs have a bright outlook for the future but are still concerned about certain...

Employing 70 per cent of Australia’s labour force, it cannot be overstated how important it is to keep a finger on the pulse of...

Lost in all the merger news? Let the Talking Business guys sort it out...

Everywhere this week, companies have been taking advantage of a red-hot Australian dollar to engage in mergers and acquisitions. Leon and Garry talk about AMP and France's AXA SA bidding on AXA Asia Pacific, Brambles buying the Dutch IFCO Systems, OneSteel buying business from AngloAmerican, and more, plus all the latest news in this Talking Business podcast.

Australian dollar gets even closer to Greenback. Why this is bad news.

In this podcast, Leon and Garry talk about the soaring Australian dollar with the NAB predicting it will hit $US1.10 in the next six months. Treasurer Wayne Swan warns that it could erode tax revenue with manufacturing, agriculture and tourism the hardest hit. Exporters are calling for government assistance to offset the impact of a strong dollar.

With minerals boom, expect jumps in interest rates

Leon and Garry talk about how Australians should be bracing themselves for more interest rate rises, possibly four, as the RBA manages the largest minerals boom since the 19th century. Meanwhile, the Aussie dollar soars to a two-year high, and while Australia’s commodity forecaster predicts a jump in commodity exports, consumers continue to tighten their belts.

The Great Recovery and soaring dollar create headaches and opportunities for Australian companies

It is generally thought that a soaring Aussie dollar is terrible for exporters. However, as Austrade's Chief Economist Tim Harcourt reveals, there are two sides to every coin.

From Aussie battlers to dollar dazzlers

Do you find the soaring Aussie dollar depressing? Don’t despair. Austrade’s chief economist Tim Harcourt reveals some silver lining for Australian exporters.     The Australian dollar...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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