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Moments that changed me: Eight business leaders tell – Part 1

Business

For media owner Sam Elam, it was getting robbed. For Oporto founder Antonio Cerqueira, it was finding the right partner. For entrepreneur Anthony Jansen, it was working on his business, not in it. What was the moment that changed them? Eight business owners tell.

Agribusiness
19 May 2017

SproutX boosts agtech innovation with start-up support

Agribusiness

Australia has the talent and the willing investors, so what’s holding our agtech sector back? SproutX General Manager Sam Trethewey discusses a new accelerator program and national co-working space network that could put us on a par with the world’s great innovators.

Asia
15 May 2017

China’s economy at a glance: May 2017

Economic commentary

Key indicators a little softer in April, pointing to easing economic growth in Q2.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

NAB’s Consumer Anxiety Index – which measures concerns about future spending and savings arising from job security, health, retirement, cost of living and government polices – fell to a survey low 55.9 points in Q1 2017 (58.7 in Q4 2016).

European and US equities have continued to edge higher amid a mild risk positive tone in the overnight session.

It’s been a night of relative calm when all is said and done and not at all resembling the middle of last week.

How much spare capacity is in the labour market?

The recovery in US equities continued on Friday and unlike Thursday, European equities also managed to record some gains.

The US market has taken a breather overnight, notwithstanding news very late in the overnight session yesterday that a Special Counsel (Robert Mueller, ex-FBI Director) was being appointed to investigate Russia’s involvement in the election.

Australia has the talent and the willing investors, so what’s holding our agtech sector back? SproutX General Manager Sam Trethewey discusses a new accelerator program and national co-working space network that could put us on a par with the world’s great innovators.

It’s been a real night of risk-off emanating from the US and the Twitter sphere going into overdrive over speculation around whether the President pressured James Comey – then FBI Director – to drop his investigation into Mike Flynn, former National Security Adviser, with Russia in the mix.

A slow start to the year…again.

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