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It used to be said that word-of-mouth and viral marketing were the keys to business expansion. Now things are moving even faster.
A pattern is emerging in the profit-reporting season so far: big falls, small gains. What are leading companies to make of the results?
Australia’s private companies are worried about a slowdown of the economy with around a third experiencing a fall in both revenue and profit over the previous 12 months, according to a survey by KPMG.
When Treasurer Wayne Swan boasts about Australia being the world's 12-largest economy, he fails to acknowledge the strength of our dollar.
Company collapses increased by 1.7% in May, with businesses in South Australia, Victoria and the ACT hardest hit by Australia’s uneven economy.
Recent moves by central banks to increase their Aussie dollar holdings are an expression of trust in our economy – but will that faith last?
Taxpayers are asking: are banks a necessary evil that one has to put up with, or is there an alternative?
In the face of sustained population growth, our big cities continue to sprawl into the greenfields – despite the associated problems.
A vital fallout from the carbon tax will be its impact on jobs, wages and the way we will work for the rest of this century.
The French president's about-face towards a compromise with Angela Merkel means tough solutions are off the table at tonight's summit, and a false panacea is the best Europe can hope for.