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]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 June Market report

There’s potential for investors willing to play the waiting game [Read entire story]

Government renews bid to axe carbon tax welfare payment

Social Services Minister Christian Porter will reignite a debate over stalled savings measures today by re-introducing plans to cut a carbon tax compensation payment for new welfare recipients. [Read entire story]

Trump’s communications director quits

Mike Dubke is leaving his post as Donald Trump's communications director after just three months, as the US President reportedly considers creating a "war room" to combat mounting questions and multiple probes. [Read entire story]

Learn how social media can benefit your business

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What you need to know before you grow

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General Electric says engine issue grounds Boeing 737 max flights

SEATTLE (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday that Boeing had temporarily halted flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, which is jointly made by GE and Safran SA of France. [Read entire story]

U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

R&D Tax Incentive registration deadline is looming

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Asia stocks, dollar under pressure after soft U.S. data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares dipped on Monday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields fell after soft U.S. economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and upcoming French elections. [Read entire story]

China’s Ant Financial raises offer for MoneyGram to $1.2 billion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's Ant Financial has raised its offer for electronic payment firm MoneyGram International Inc and the deal was unanimously approved by the U.S. firm's board, outbidding rival Euronet Worldwide [Read entire story]

Future Frigates timeframe could be too tight, Defence officials say

There are growing doubts over the ambitious goal to start "cutting steel" on Australia's Future Frigates Fleet within three years, but Minister Pyne says he is confident the contract will be awarded in enough time to let [Read entire story]

‘I still can’t believe she’s gone’: Calls to address visiting student drownings

There are calls for a national approach to training overseas students about water safety after a disproportionately high number of drownings in New South Wales this summer, as one young woman shares the heartbreak of [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 April Market report

Canberra’s inner-city property market continues to deliver [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 April Market report

Economic and developmental issues prevent the capital’s recovery [Read entire story]

A streamlined approach for Tasmanian businesses

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Power supply under threat from looming gas shortage

Without a swift response, Australia could face a difficult choice — keeping the power on or cutting gas supplies to residential and business customers, the energy market operator warns. [Read entire story]

Michelle Guthrie says all ABC programs up for review

Expect more changes, possibly to flagship programs like 7.30, Lateline and the 7pm news, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie warns. [Read entire story]

New tool to help young Aussie entrepreneurs

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China cuts growth target amid push for debt reduction

China cuts its growth target for this year as the world's second-largest economy pushes through painful reforms to address a rapid build-up in debt, and constructs a "firewall" against financial risks. [Read entire story]

Perth Freight Link opponents stage final pre-election stand

Hundreds of East and North Fremantle residents stage what they say is their last stand against the Liberal Government's controversial Perth Freight Link project, before next Saturday's West Australian election. [Read entire story]

Who’s to blame for Queensland’s train fiasco?

A blame game erupts over who is at fault over the $4.4 billion project to deliver and maintain Queensland Rail's new trains, which have been found to have a plethora of design faults. [Read entire story]

Can coal cuts and renewables make China a climate change ‘leader’?

A third consecutive year of falling coal consumption and a renewable energy spending spree has made China the new global leader on climate change, some environmental groups claim. [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 March Market report

Improved conditions see more capital gains in the housing market [Read entire story]