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Seven books to unlock your creativity

Business

In a changing world, success increasingly comes to those who can devise the most creative solutions to pressing problems. Here we profile seven books to help you reset your thinking, up your flow and tap into your inner creative.

Agribusiness
26 Jun 2017

How to boost your chances of succeeding in China

Agribusiness

China’s huge market has long beckoned Australian food producers. But up until now, cultural differences have made entering the east more of a lottery than a lay down misère. A new partnership is exponentially improving the odds.

Economic commentary
15 Jun 2017

India GDP and Monetary Policy: June 2017

Economic commentary

Indian economic growth decelerated in the March 2017 quarter, with real GDP expanding by 6.1% in yoy terms.

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In a changing world, success increasingly comes to those who can devise the most creative solutions to pressing problems. Here we profile seven books to help you reset your thinking, up your flow and tap into your inner creative.

China’s huge market has long beckoned Australian food producers. But up until now, cultural differences have made entering the east more of a lottery than a lay down misère. A new partnership is exponentially improving the odds.

The late great Robin Williams sang this theme song to the 1999 South Park movie at the Academy Awards, penned by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, in which Sheila blames Canada for the kids’ bad language (and more besides) after watching the expletive-ridden Canadian movie Terrence and Phillip: (expletive deleted) of Fire.

Norway’s central bank removed its explicit easing bias at its meeting overnight, stating “the balance of risks suggest that the key policy rate will remain at today’s level in the period ahead”.

A lingering risk off tone remains evident in markets with equities on either side of the Atlantic ending the day with small losses.

Almost out of default, the USD is higher in a night of virtually no key data, but not getting any clear support from a mixed set of Fed speak, Charles Evans (voter) sounding dovish and Kaplan too.

Strong focus on the implications of the beginning of normalisation of rates by the Bank of Canada.

On my way home last night I thought the Spice Girls were a strong candidate for a song title today. Brexit negotiations started overnight and Wannabe (“Tell me what you want”) would have been a good option.

The gruelling task that moving house can be was the inspiration for the online marketplace startup that’s now grown to be a household name and is attracting big investment. Business View spoke to the co-founders of Airtasker, Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui, about their journey.

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