Day: 4 August 2021

Aussie export industries deliver record trade surplus

Australian exports have performed strongly since the start of the pandemic. Most of our principal goods-export partners are in Asia and these economies have weathered the storm comparatively well – so far. Economic strength in the Asia region is the principal reason why Australia’s resources, energy and agriculture exports have kept growing. Also, many minerals …

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Why did AUD not gain from a weaker USD like other major currencies?

The AUD failed to benefit from the generally weaker USD, in contrast to all other major currencies which rose during the last week of July. From mid-month, a very sharp fall-back in iron ore prices, albeit a commodity with a very fickle and sometimes non-existent short term relationship with the AUD, drew attention. The AUD …

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Seven-day ban for nine Bondi businesses

Nine ‘kerbside bars’ in Bondi have been banned from selling takeaway liquor for seven days due to COVID Public Health Order concerns. Dimitri Argeres, Director Compliance, Better Regulation Division, said the activity of selling cocktails to people to drink nearby or as they walked to the next ‘bar’ in the Bondi Beach area was encouraging …

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Can a 4 star rating be better than 5?

Is getting a four-star rating from a customer better than getting a five-star review? That’s one of the questions on the mind of Professor Jeroen Rombouts, Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chairholder. Earlier this year, Professor Rombouts invited me to speak to a group of graduate students pursuing an MBA or Master’s degrees in Management . Following …

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How to create a killer small business marketing strategy

There are few things more essential to the success of your small business than an effective marketing strategy. You might have a great product, but if no one knows it exists, you’ll never get off the ground. With that in mind, here are six tips that will help you build the most successful digital marketing …

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