Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs enable firms to offer significantly lower prices to some of their customers. You’d think this would encourage strong competition. But that isn&rsquo...

Global conflicts spark surge in revenue for Sydney defence-tech DroneShield

Global conflicts spark surge in revenue for Sydney defence-tech DroneShield

With $400 million worth of annual hardware production value in mark...

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC's (ASX: NXT) massive raise to speed up the development a...

Centennial takes stake in Parkstone Funds Management in a firming of property partnership

Centennial takes stake in Parkstone Funds Management in a firming of property partnership

Sydney-based funds manager Centennial has taken an equity interest ...

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RFG flips results to $4.2m profit, signals interstate expansion for Beefy's

RFG flips results to $4.2m profit, signals interstate expansion for Beefy's

Gold Coast-based Retail Food Group (ASX: RFG) has reported&nbs...

ANZ wins competition tribunal appeal to reverse rejection of $4.9b Suncorp takeover

ANZ wins competition tribunal appeal to reverse rejection of $4.9b Suncorp takeover

The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) has this morning overturn...

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Strong demand for its upgraded Nucleus 8 Sound Processor has l...

NSW casino watchdog launches a second Bell inquiry into The Star

NSW casino watchdog launches a second Bell inquiry into The Star

The Star Entertainment Group’s (ASX: SGR) efforts to prove it...

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

Hatch, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered job matching platfor...

Seven Group bringing Boral into its investment fold with full takeover bid

Seven Group bringing Boral into its investment fold with full takeover bid

Seven Group Holdings (ASX: SGH) has seized on Boral’s (ASX:&n...

"Money down the drain": Class action alleges Rest took unfair deductions from up to 500,000 members

"Money down the drain": Class action alleges Rest took unfair deductions from up to 500,000 members

Shine Lawyers (ASX: SHJ) has filed a class action against one of th...

20 years in the making: Australian food safety body approves GM banana resistant to deadly disease

20 years in the making: Australian food safety body approves GM banana resistant to deadly disease

The fight to save the world's most popular sweet fruit from a d...

Seven West Media pumps $5.25m into Mad Paws

Seven West Media pumps $5.25m into Mad Paws

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Entrepreneurship

"10x in six months": Brisbane startup Xrecruiter opens Melbourne office

"10x in six months": Brisbane startup Xrecruiter opens Melbourne office

A Brisbane-headquartered startup that helps recruiters strike it out solo with their own agencies has witnessed exponential growth since expanding its clientele beyond...

Tech Council urges merger reforms to consider Aussie startup dependence on acquisitions for exits

Tech Council urges merger reforms to consider Aussie startup dependence on acquisitions for exits

Amidst a significant funding gap in later-stage rounds for startups...

‘Solving a massive problem’: Life admin app Eggy’s journey as a $7m startup

‘Solving a massive problem’: Life admin app Eggy’s journey as a $7m startup

Motivated to develop a reliable “life admin” app after ...

Tamara Haddow, the "accidental" entrepreneur who founded event staffing leader Black Diamond Agency

Tamara Haddow, the "accidental" entrepreneur who founded event staffing leader Black Diamond Agency

From what began in 2010 as a modelling agency "undercutting ev...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Tech Council urges merger reforms to consider Aussie startup dependence on acquisitions for exits

Tech Council urges merger reforms to consider Aussie startup dependence on acquisitions for exits

Amidst a significant funding gap in later-stage rounds for startups...

Centuria lifts stake in real estate finance JV after assets quintuple in three years

Centuria lifts stake in real estate finance JV after assets quintuple in three years

Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) is lifting its stake in a real es...

Sentient Vision Systems acquired by US defence tech giant Shield AI

Sentient Vision Systems acquired by US defence tech giant Shield AI

Shield AI, a defence technology company building an AI pilot capabl...

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Retail

Luxury online dropshipper Cettire sees 88pc sales growth, profit fails to keep pace

Luxury online dropshipper Cettire sees 88pc sales growth, profit fails to keep pace

Luxury online retail marketplace and dropshipping company Cettire (...

Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs enable firms to offer significantly lower prices t...

Sales downturn pushes Collette, The Daily Edited owner Marquee Retail Group into administration

Sales downturn pushes Collette, The Daily Edited owner Marquee Retail Group into administration

Marquee Retail Group (MRG), the owner of fashion accessories brands...

Premier Investments targeting spin-offs for Smiggle and Peter Alexander in 2025

Premier Investments targeting spin-offs for Smiggle and Peter Alexander in 2025

Premier Investments (ASX: PMV), buoyed by another strong earnings p...

 

Opinion

China has removed tariffs on Aussie wine, but re-establishing ourselves in the market won't be easy

China has removed tariffs on Aussie wine, but re-establishing ourselves in the market won't be easy

China’s Ministry of Commerce has finally ended its tariffs on...

Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs may limit competition, and they could be pushing prices up for everyone

Loyalty programs enable firms to offer significantly lower prices t...

An anonymous coder nearly hacked a big chunk of the internet. How worried should we be?

An anonymous coder nearly hacked a big chunk of the internet. How worried should we be?

Outside the world of open-source software, it’s likely few pe...

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CAPITAL RAISING & FINANCE

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC's (ASX: NXT) massive raise to speed up the development a...

Netwealth founder to leave executive role as funds rise $6.7 billion in three months

Netwealth founder to leave executive role as funds rise $6.7 billion in three months

One of the largest wealth managers on the ASX reported a $6.7 billi...

NEXTDC plans mammoth $1.3 billion raise to invest in Sydney and Melbourne data centres

NEXTDC plans mammoth $1.3 billion raise to invest in Sydney and Melbourne data centres

Data centre operator NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has announced a mammoth $1.3...

Centuria lifts stake in real estate finance JV after assets quintuple in three years

Centuria lifts stake in real estate finance JV after assets quintuple in three years

Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) is lifting its stake in a real es...

Leadership

Netwealth founder to leave executive role as funds rise $6.7 billion in three months

Netwealth founder to leave executive role as funds rise $6.7 billion in three months

One of the largest wealth managers on the ASX reported a $6.7 billi...

Tamara Haddow, the "accidental" entrepreneur who founded event staffing leader Black Diamond Agency

Tamara Haddow, the "accidental" entrepreneur who founded event staffing leader Black Diamond Agency

From what began in 2010 as a modelling agency "undercutting ev...

Female representation on ASX300 boards up slightly while LGBTQ+ numbers jump from low base

Female representation on ASX300 boards up slightly while LGBTQ+ numbers jump from low base

The latest report into ASX300 board diversity has revealed a minor ...

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Property

Centennial takes stake in Parkstone Funds Management in a firming of property partnership

Centennial takes stake in Parkstone Funds Management in a firming of property partnership

Sydney-based funds manager Centennial has taken an equity interest ...

US investor Quinbrook gears up to build giant battery at Brisbane’s $2.5b Supernode

US investor Quinbrook gears up to build giant battery at Brisbane’s $2.5b Supernode

US-based investment group Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is pois...

Indigenous company Bridgeman to build new Brisbane co-working project The Wheelhouse in Hamilton

Indigenous company Bridgeman to build new Brisbane co-working project The Wheelhouse in Hamilton

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has selected Supply Nati...

Amazon gears up for $490m investment in new warehouses for Western Sydney

Amazon gears up for $490m investment in new warehouses for Western Sydney

Amazon Australia is gearing up for a $490 million investment in Wes...

Health

LuminaX Healthtech Accelerator accepts record cohort of founders for 2024

LuminaX Healthtech Accelerator accepts record cohort of founders for 2024

The Gold Coast’s LuminaX HealthTech Accelerator has accepted ...

Zea Relief gets a healthy boost to its retail footprint through Woolworths distribution deal

Zea Relief gets a healthy boost to its retail footprint through Woolworths distribution deal

Zea Relief, a Tasmanian wellness scale-up that has developed a rang...

AI medtech Artrya secures first Australian commercial agreement with The Cardiac Centre NSW

AI medtech Artrya secures first Australian commercial agreement with The Cardiac Centre NSW

Perth-based medtech Artrya (ASX: AYA) has secured the first commerc...

Australia’s biggest chemist is merging with a giant wholesaler. Could we soon be paying more?

Australia’s biggest chemist is merging with a giant wholesaler. Could we soon be paying more?

Corporate Australia loves a big merger. And amid a growing flurry o...

Technology

Global conflicts spark surge in revenue for Sydney defence-tech DroneShield

Global conflicts spark surge in revenue for Sydney defence-tech DroneShield

With $400 million worth of annual hardware production value in mark...

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC secures $937 million from institutional offer

NEXTDC's (ASX: NXT) massive raise to speed up the development a...

Another setback for Tritium as Nasdaq calls out EV charger manufacturer over listing standard

Another setback for Tritium as Nasdaq calls out EV charger manufacturer over listing standard

After restructuring its shares by one-to-200 in order to prope...

Fleet Space Technologies satellite launch a ‘boost for net-zero goals through mining’

Fleet Space Technologies satellite launch a ‘boost for net-zero goals through mining’

Adelaide-based space exploration company Fleet Space Technologies h...

Legal

‘State of war’: the battle behind the scenes that led to a second inquiry into The Star

‘State of war’: the battle behind the scenes that led to a second inquiry into The Star

A siege mentality that amounted to a “state of war” bet...

Law firm profits surge as survey reveals robust client demand and margins

Law firm profits surge as survey reveals robust client demand and margins

Four in every five Australian law firms are reporting profit margin...

Property-spruiking lawyer Grubisa and Master Wealth Control found to have breached consumer law

Property-spruiking lawyer Grubisa and Master Wealth Control found to have breached consumer law

High-profile Sydney lawyer Dominique Grubisa has suffered a ne...

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