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Business

‘Sheer determination’ behind $230 million success

Business

Melanie Perkins, CEO of online graphic design platform Canva, discusses her journey from Australian start-up to global success story.

Agribusiness
15 Mar 2017

Farmer insight wanted for online wellbeing program

Agribusiness

Researchers are seeking help from farmers around Australia to test and advise on a new online resource designed specifically to help farmers better cope with the challenges of their occupation.

Economic commentary
20 Mar 2017

China Economic Update: March 2017

Economic commentary

Rise of the machines: could automation help sustain China’s long term growth momentum.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Melanie Perkins, CEO of online graphic design platform Canva, discusses her journey from Australian start-up to global success story.

Have markets broken up with the Trump trade? Today will be a key test of this hypothesis with the US Congress voting today on a key healthcare reform bill which is seen as a crucial test of the relationship between the White House and Congress.

The AUD remains a tad under 0.77 this morning, in a session where there’s been some overall diminished appetite for the USD, with the Yen the strongest in the session, up 0.65% at 111.8, with gains also for the EUR, Sterling, and the Swiss Franc.

The market opened yesterday in the Asia session where it closed on Friday with the USD and Treasury yields in retreat.

Rise of the machines: could automation help sustain China’s long term growth momentum.

From its peak in July 2011 to a trough some 4½ years later at the start of 2016, the RBA commodity price index fell by more than half (-57%) in SDR terms (or -45% in AUD terms).

R.I.P. Chuck Berry. And R.I.P. anti-protectionism, after the weekend G20 meeting communique omitted reference to avoiding protectionism, reflecting the new reality of the USA’s position

Did you know that not all investors are eligible to claim the franking credits? There are a number of strategies investors may look to utilise to limit their exposure to a fall in the share price of their chosen stock, while remaining eligible to receive the franking credits.

Research continues to show that companies with gender diversity in their leadership teams deliver better financial results. A new product from NAB – and Australia’s very first ‘social bond’ – allows investors to put their money where their mouth is and finally invest in gender-inclusive organisations.

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