US deal with Russia on Syria will save ‘tremendous numbers of lives’: Trump

US President Donald Trump says an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Syria would save "tremendous numbers of lives" after the two met at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 November Market report

Government activity and rental demand keep Canberra on a high despite decentralisation concerns and rising prices [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 November Market report

Positivity peeks into the Perth market, but a lack of stability stays experts’ optimism with regard to long-term growth [Read entire story]

55 million calls to Centrelink received the busy signal in 2016/17

More than 55 million calls to Centrelink were greeted with a busy signal last financial year, in what the Opposition says is proof the agency is in crisis. [Read entire story]

DFAT in the firing line over possible secret requests for foreign cash to fund Adani mine

Questions have been raised about possible secret approaches to foreign agencies for financial support for Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine. [Read entire story]

Businesses get $5 million to help jump-start their innovative ideas in the global market

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Loyalists unhappy as Coach becomes Tapestry Inc

(Reuters) - Iconic luxury handbag maker Coach Inc risked Wall Street and social media ire on Wednesday by announcing a change of its corporate name to Tapestry Inc, as it evolves into a multi-brand upscale retailer. [Read entire story]

Delta refuses to pay tariffs on Bombardier CSeries jets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday said the carrier would not foot the bill of a 300 percent tariff that the U.S. Commerce Department wants to impose on Canadian-built Bombardier CSeries, leaving the [Read entire story]

Stay Smart Online Week 2017

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ACT Excerpt from the 2017 October Market report

Houses are booming in the national capital, but high unit supply levels are pulling the overall market down [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 October Market report

Hints of positivity pop up in the property market, but Perth is expected to remain subdued for the near future [Read entire story]

Wage freezes, penalty rate cuts slashing workers’ super: report

Superannuation funds could be drained by as much as $100 billion, with individual retirees losing as much as $270,000, as companies slash wages and force workers out of long-standing enterprise agreements to deliver [Read entire story]

Airlines asked to to carry enough fuel for return flights amid shortage in Auckland

A shortage of aviation fuel causes dozens of flight cancellations at New Zealand's Auckland Airport, with airlines advised to carry enough fuel for return flights after a digger apparently damaged an oil pipeline on a [Read entire story]

Telstra’s NBN fail, poor profit results weigh on share market

It was supposed to be a good day for the Australian share market, until Telstra's share price plunged to a five-year low. [Read entire story]

All electricity customers will receive power-saving advice by Christmas

After meeting with senior ministers, energy executives agree to "empower" Australians with clearer information about their bills, potential savings and how to move to another retailer. [Read entire story]

Dow cracks 22,000, Apple rally leaves other tech behind

(Reuters) - The Dow peaked above the 22,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, powered by Apple's healthy quarterly iPhone sales, while weakness in other tech stocks pulled the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lower. [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Hasbro ends talks to buy Lions Gate Entertainment – sources

(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc, the maker of games ranging from Monopoly to foam Nerf balls, has ended talks to acquire U.S. movie studio and entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, people familiar with the matter [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 August Market report

Steady growth in the ACT market is supported by employment security and high levels of rental demand [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 August Market report

Residents exit Western Australia as the market tries to anticipate the bottom of the cycle [Read entire story]

Wall Street edges up after Fed holds tight on rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks added slightly to gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in [Read entire story]

Fed holds rates steady, sees portfolio cuts ‘relatively soon’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in a sign of confidence in the U.S. [Read entire story]

Dollar recovers from 13-month low on strong PMI readings, Asia stocks tread water

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar held above a 13-month low on Tuesday after readings on U.S. factory and services activity beat expectations ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian [Read entire story]

Activist investor Sandell presses for Barnes & Noble sale: WSJ

(Reuters) - Activist investor Sandell Asset Management Corp wants Barnes & Noble to try to sell itself again, saying the bookstore chain will benefit from a new owner, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. [Read entire story]

Takata airbag recall process ‘still leaves drivers with ticking time-bombs’

Faulty Takata airbags which are linked to 18 deaths globally and the world's biggest recall in automotive history are being replaced by new faulty airbags, according to a report by consumer group Choice. [Read entire story]

Female stars demand BBC ‘act now’ to close gender pay gap

Dozens of the BBC's most high-profile female personalities sign an open letter calling on the broadcaster to "act now" to address a gender pay gap that sees its top male star earn five times more than its best-paid [Read entire story]

SEC Chairman signals plans to scale back corporate disclosure rules

(Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. regulator on Wednesday signaled support for potentially scaling back the scope and breadth of disclosure rules and compliance costs imposed on public companies, in an effort to entice [Read entire story]

Generali puts $50 billion German life portfolio on block: sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's Generali has put its 44 billion euro ($50 billion) German life insurance portfolio up for sale as it restructures in Europe, sources close to the matter said. [Read entire story]

Entrepreneurs’ Programme is helping medical technology and pharmaceutical businesses to succeed

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ACT Excerpt from the 2017 July Market report

Canberra’s rising prices could be affecting affordability as low supply becomes every buyer’s worst enemy [Read entire story]

CRC Projects 5th Selection Round now open

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NT Excerpt from the 2017 July Market report

Despite the capital’s ongoing decline, sales volumes are increasing as renovators start taking a crack at Darwin [Read entire story]

Wall Street falls as financials stumble, oil drops

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by weakness in financials after JPMorgan and Bank of America warned of revenue weakness in the current quarter, while a drop in oil prices weighed on [Read entire story]

Toshiba moves back some chip unit assets to ward off Western Digital’s legal claim

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has moved some of the assets of its memory chip unit back to the parent company to ward off Western Digital Corp's legal claim that the Japanese conglomerate cannot sell the unit without [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 June Market report

Tight vacancy rates and high demand raise prices [Read entire story]