Omicron caution triggers sharper drop-off in early year spending

Omicron caution triggers sharper drop-off in early year spending

ANZ (ASX: ANZ) is reporting a sharper-than-usual drop in spending in early 2022 due to caution around the Omicron variant of COVID-19, especially in NSW where spending in the week to 2 January was ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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Dexus, APN Industria acquire property portfolio including WA's Jandakot Airport for $1.5 billion

Dexus, APN Industria acquire property portfolio including WA's Jandakot Airport for $1.5 billion

Dexus (ASX: DXS) and APN Industria REIT (ASX: ADI) will fork o...

StarTrack workers go on strike after Fair Work Commission approval

StarTrack workers go on strike after Fair Work Commission approval

Around 2,000 StarTrack have walked off the job today after a strike...

Wesfarmers ups API takeover bid to $764m, to conduct due diligence

Wesfarmers ups API takeover bid to $764m, to conduct due diligence

Just under two months after rejecting a takeover bid from Wesfarmer...

NSW risks a second larger COVID peak by Christmas if it eases restrictions too quickly

NSW risks a second larger COVID peak by Christmas if it eases restrictions too quickly

New South Wales plans to relax restrictions when vaccination target...

Australians set to spend $11 billion on Christmas gifts this year

Australians set to spend $11 billion on Christmas gifts this year

Sales of Christmas presents are expected to hit $11 billion this ye...

$45m Joondalup commercial precinct given green light

$45m Joondalup commercial precinct given green light

A $45 million office tower in the heart of Joondalup, Western Austr...

Microsoft users warned of new high-risk vulnerability

Microsoft users warned of new high-risk vulnerability

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned of a high-ri...

Little Green Pharma expands into psychedelic medicine sector

Little Green Pharma expands into psychedelic medicine sector

Perth-based Little Green Pharma (ASX: LGP) is the latest listed can...

Can a company survive the sudden death of an entrepreneur?

Can a company survive the sudden death of an entrepreneur?

The ‘specialness’ that entrepreneurs bring to their com...

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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

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...

Vicinity Centres offloads Gold Coast Runaway Bay Centre stake for $132m

Vicinity Centres offloads Gold Coast Runaway Bay Centre stake for $132m

As its $358 million acquisition of 50 per cent ownership in Harbour...

Sunland sells Gold Coast retail precinct The Lanes to Panthera for $45.8 million

Sunland sells Gold Coast retail precinct The Lanes to Panthera for $45.8 million

Developer Sunland's (ASX: SDG) rationalisation of its Queenslan...

Pacific Fair sale puts the spotlight on buyers for Dexus’ minority stake

Pacific Fair sale puts the spotlight on buyers for Dexus’ minority stake

The Gold Coast’s Pacific Fair shopping centre, fresh from pla...

 

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

"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...

Former MFS CEO Michael King declared bankrupt

Former MFS CEO Michael King declared bankrupt

The former CEO of an investment company that collapsed in 2008 owin...

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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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