SYDNEY -- The world's most authoritative survey of global chief executives has found Australian business leaders are particularly worried about the impact of global trade wars -- but they also say they're not doing much about it.Exactly zero per cent of Australian company leaders surveyed in
* A huge part of economic success for any nation is ensuring that the best possible talent is in place in key industries, and that it stays there. * A survey from French business school INSEAD looked at four key categories for encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation: a nation's ability to enable
Labor is going into the election promising to tax capital gains more heavily. Depending on who you listen to, it’ll either hit the very highest of earners, or middle earners – people such as teachers and nurses. The same critics have claimed different things at different times.The truth is even stranger
Good morning! 1\. The Aussie dollar tripped at the finish line on Friday, after hopeful US-China trade negotiations failed to lift the Aussie's spirits. China's Q4 GDP data will be released today, hopefully stimulating some positive activity. Don't forget, US markets are closed for Martin
* Iron ore spot markets rose on Wednesday, led by gains in mid and lower grades. * The price premium demanded for higher grades over the benchmark narrowed to the lowest level in a year. * Analysts suggested supply and demand factors were drove the gains.* * *Iron ore spot markets rose across the
Another one bites the dust. Here are the retailers you won’t be spending money with in 2019.
* Australian consumer sentiment fell by the most in over three years in January, according to the latest Westpac-MI survey. * Sentiment on the economic outlook and family finances was particularly weak, as were views on home prices. * Westpac says the result will be "unsettling for the RBA"
* The RBA has continued to miss its inflation target for over two years. ANZ expects that trend will continue. * ANZ forecasts annual headline inflation in the December quarter will slow to its weakest since the middle of 2016. The bank sees underlying inflation remaining below the RBA's target
Good morning! 1\. BREXIT DEFEAT: British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been voted down -this morning 202 - 432. The result will likely mean Brexit will be delayed. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made immediate moves for a vote of no-confidence in May -- a move likely to fail
* Confidence among Australian business leaders is "tanking", according to illion's latest Australian Business Expectations Survey. * Expectations for sales, profits, employment and investment in the year ahead all fell during the March quarter the largest decline was seen in sentiment
ANZ's Joanne Masters is leaving the bank to join EY Oceania as chief economist. Masters was a high-profile senior economist at ANZ, and oversaw significant elements of the bank's domestic forecasting output, including on inflation trends, developments in the retail industry, and the property
The family of a 19-year-old girl who died of a suspected drug overdose over the weekend is pleading for pill testing at festivals in New South Wales.Central Coast teenager Alex Ross-King died after taking a suspected dose of pills at the FOMO festival, an over-18s concert in Parramatta on Saturday.The