Category: Business

Job growth sets unemployment at 5.5 per cent

16,000 jobs were created in seasonally adjusted terms in January, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, bringing the rise in...

Richard Umbers departs from Myer

Myer has lost patience with its chief executive officer Richard Umbers. Myer, now under attack from discontented shareholders with its...

Business on a strong start for 2018

Business conditions have started the year on a high with the construction industry leading the way. The National Australia Bank’s...

Profit reports

The profit reporting season is well underway. Here are the latest company reports JB Hi Fi posted a 37.4 per cent jump in first half net...

Royal Commission warns banks

The head of the banking royal commission has got stuck into the way banks have been dragging their feet providing a dirty laundry list...

Go for growth: how to make your business boom

While some startups succeed at the speed of a bullet train, others find themselves chugging away like a steam train struggling up a...

Networking is crucial for the businesses of tomorrow

Three out of four business leaders (75 per cent) believe no business can survive today without a professional network. Indeed, 92 per cent...

The market in the week ahead

Investors are in for another volatile week. Last week’s market upheaval is just the start with fears of inflation rising, a wages...

Oil falls below $60 in its worst week in two years

Oil has settled below $60 a barrel for the first time this year coinciding with the unravelling of global equity markets.  West Texas...

Tax cuts in next budget

Finance Minister Matthias Cormann has confirmed the government will deliver tax cuts in the next Budget in the lead up to the next...