Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since October 2020

Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since October 2020

Consumer confidence usually rises in January, but not this year as sentiment is dented by the Omicron wave with unprecedented daily COVID case rates for Australia, workplaces and supply chains unde...

ACTU claims free test request "reasonable", but employer body deems strike threats inappropriate

ACTU claims free test request "reasonable", but employer body deems strike threats inappropriate

With workplaces nationally fighting fires across multiple fronts as...

Deloitte forecasts 5.2 per cent lift for Australian business investment in 2022

Deloitte forecasts 5.2 per cent lift for Australian business investment in 2022

The Australian economy is expected to grow by 3.6 per cent in 2022 ...

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

An Australian aerospace engineering start-up is partnering with the...

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Michael Hill tough as diamonds in second quarter despite lost trading days

Michael Hill tough as diamonds in second quarter despite lost trading days

Jewellery retailer Michael Hill (ASX: MHJ) has seen sales rise duri...

Qantas, Jetstar downgrade flight levels amidst Omicron turbulence

Qantas, Jetstar downgrade flight levels amidst Omicron turbulence

Qantas Airways (ASX: QAN) has rescheduled flights for its namesake ...

How the founder of car wrapping store Slick Azz found her place in a male-dominated industry

How the founder of car wrapping store Slick Azz found her place in a male-dominated industry

In a traditionally male-dominated automotive world, entrepreneur Ma...

SPAC shareholders give green light for Tritium's NASDAQ listing

SPAC shareholders give green light for Tritium's NASDAQ listing

Shareholders in a US-based special purchase acquisition company (SP...

Inventory overcorrections likely as supply chain pain hits retail availability

Inventory overcorrections likely as supply chain pain hits retail availability

Product shortages have become all too common lately as businesses g...

Mental health platform iNSPIRETEK raises $2.5 million to expand US presence

Mental health platform iNSPIRETEK raises $2.5 million to expand US presence

Brisbane-based mental health platform iNSPIRETEK has clos...

Hypercharged battery tech trailblazer Novonix files for NASDAQ listing

Hypercharged battery tech trailblazer Novonix files for NASDAQ listing

One of the fastest-growing companies on the ASX over the past year ...

Container logistics delays expected "well into 2022" as infections cut back staffing

Container logistics delays expected "well into 2022" as infections cut back staffing

Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) director Neil Chamber...

COVID caution leads to "psychologically-mandated" shutdowns for hospitality operators

COVID caution leads to "psychologically-mandated" shutdowns for hospitality operators

"It’s something that we never thought would happen. We&r...

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Entrepreneurship

Australian-owned Rhythm Japan acquired by leading North American snowsports retailer

Australian-owned Rhythm Japan acquired by leading North American snowsports retailer

Rhythm Japan, an Australian-owned Japan-based snowsports retailer, has been acquired by North American retail group evo for an undisclosed amount. The deal will see evo acquire 100 per cent&n...

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

An Australian aerospace engineering start-up is partnering with the...

How the founder of car wrapping store Slick Azz found her place in a male-dominated industry

How the founder of car wrapping store Slick Azz found her place in a male-dominated industry

In a traditionally male-dominated automotive world, entrepreneur Ma...

West Australian seafood company entering unchartered waters with IPO

West Australian seafood company entering unchartered waters with IPO

One of Western Australia’s most cherished seafood businesses ...

Companies

Australian-owned Rhythm Japan acquired by leading North American snowsports retailer

Australian-owned Rhythm Japan acquired by leading North American snowsports retailer

Rhythm Japan, an Australian-owned Japan-based snowsports retailer, ...

Blackstone lifts bid by $400m in fourth takeover tilt at Crown Resorts

Blackstone lifts bid by $400m in fourth takeover tilt at Crown Resorts

US-based investment management firm Blackstone is not backing down ...

Afterpay overcomes final hurdle for multi-billion dollar merger with Jack Dorsey’s Block

Afterpay overcomes final hurdle for multi-billion dollar merger with Jack Dorsey’s Block

A multi-billion dollar merger of Australian buy-now pay-later (BNPL...

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Retail

Catch remains unprofitable for Wesfarmers despite online boom

Catch remains unprofitable for Wesfarmers despite online boom

Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) is putting growth before short-term profits f...

Michael Hill tough as diamonds in second quarter despite lost trading days

Michael Hill tough as diamonds in second quarter despite lost trading days

Jewellery retailer Michael Hill (ASX: MHJ) has seen sales rise duri...

West Australian seafood company entering unchartered waters with IPO

West Australian seafood company entering unchartered waters with IPO

One of Western Australia’s most cherished seafood businesses ...

Staff shortages mean "code red for retail" as hospitality operators plead for government support

Staff shortages mean "code red for retail" as hospitality operators plead for government support

"The tap was turned on in a far lesser time and right now it i...

 

Leadership

James Hardie sacks CEO Jack Truong alleging code of conduct breach

James Hardie sacks CEO Jack Truong alleging code of conduct breach

Building materials manufacturer James Hardie Industries (ASX: JHX) ...

Landmark free-trade deal puts UK on the radar for Aussies

Landmark free-trade deal puts UK on the radar for Aussies

A landmark free-trade agreement between Australia and the United Ki...

Former ABC MD Michelle Guthrie to chair travel tech software group TRAVLR

Former ABC MD Michelle Guthrie to chair travel tech software group TRAVLR

After raising $6.7 million and striking a deal with BBC Global News...

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Property

Centuria makes e-commerce play, acquiring six industrial assets for $132m

Centuria makes e-commerce play, acquiring six industrial assets for $132m

Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX: CIP) has snatched up six new industr...

Charter Hall buys two childcare property portfolios for $134 million

Charter Hall buys two childcare property portfolios for $134 million

Charter Hall’s Social Infrastructure REIT (ASX: CQE) has toda...

Abacus seals $250m deal for office tower in Sydney CBD

Abacus seals $250m deal for office tower in Sydney CBD

Abacus Property Group (ASX: ABP) has sealed a major Sydney CBD offi...

Triguboff ups the ante on the Gold Coast with $600m twin-tower project

Triguboff ups the ante on the Gold Coast with $600m twin-tower project

Sydney-based apartment king Harry Triguboff has upped the ante on t...

Health

Bod to launch UK clinical trial into medicinal cannabis efficacy on long COVID

Bod to launch UK clinical trial into medicinal cannabis efficacy on long COVID

With an estimated 1.3 million people in the United Kingdom sufferin...

Ramsay Health Care to acquire UK mental health services provider for $1.4 billion

Ramsay Health Care to acquire UK mental health services provider for $1.4 billion

Australian healthcare giant Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) has today...

ANTG becomes the first Australian company to ship medicinal cannabis to New Zealand

ANTG becomes the first Australian company to ship medicinal cannabis to New Zealand

With New Zealanders able to request access to medicinal cannabis dr...

Harrison.ai raises $129m, enters Sonic Healthcare JV for pathology AI solutions

Harrison.ai raises $129m, enters Sonic Healthcare JV for pathology AI solutions

Health care AI company Harrison.ai has undertaken one of Australia&...

Technology

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

An Australian aerospace engineering start-up is partnering with the...

SPAC shareholders give green light for Tritium's NASDAQ listing

SPAC shareholders give green light for Tritium's NASDAQ listing

Shareholders in a US-based special purchase acquisition company (SP...

Mental health platform iNSPIRETEK raises $2.5 million to expand US presence

Mental health platform iNSPIRETEK raises $2.5 million to expand US presence

Brisbane-based mental health platform iNSPIRETEK has clos...

Hypercharged battery tech trailblazer Novonix files for NASDAQ listing

Hypercharged battery tech trailblazer Novonix files for NASDAQ listing

One of the fastest-growing companies on the ASX over the past year ...

Legal

ACTU claims free test request "reasonable", but employer body deems strike threats inappropriate

ACTU claims free test request "reasonable", but employer body deems strike threats inappropriate

With workplaces nationally fighting fires across multiple fronts as...

"Manifestly inadequate": ACCC appeals $1 million Employsure penalty

"Manifestly inadequate": ACCC appeals $1 million Employsure penalty

Australia’s competition watchdog has vowed to appeal a $1 mil...

Mayfair 101 slapped with $30 million penalty for misleading advertising

Mayfair 101 slapped with $30 million penalty for misleading advertising

James Mawhinney’s Mayfair 101 Group has been ordered to pay a...

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Finance

Brian Hartzer-helmed fintech Beforepay dives 42 per cent on ASX debut

Brian Hartzer-helmed fintech Beforepay dives 42 per cent on ASX debut

Today’s debut of ‘Pay on Demand’ platform Beforep...

NFTs, an overblown speculative bubble inflated by pop culture and crypto mania

NFTs, an overblown speculative bubble inflated by pop culture and crypto mania

Comedian Robin Williams once called cocaine “God’s way ...

Send Payments raises $5m in round backed by Kelly Partners, Polymorphic

Send Payments raises $5m in round backed by Kelly Partners, Polymorphic

After notching 400 per cent revenue growth in 2021, fintech as a se...

Expense management platform DiviPay lifts budget with $20m Series A raise

Expense management platform DiviPay lifts budget with $20m Series A raise

Sydney-based startup DiviPay is set to increase its headcount at le...

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2021 Global Risk Management Survey: Cyber attacks, reputational risk and innovation gaps in Australia
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From affordability forecasting to white label: Fupay empowers merchants, consumers with innovative buy-now pay-later solution
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