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Prize-winning invention could save millions of lives


Vincent Garvey had no experience of dialysis – but his prize-winning invention is on track to save millions of lives.

14 Nov 2017

Digital overload? Aussies look for country air, wine and rock music


Hope Estate’s Michael Hope says there’s a new leisure market generated by stressed city folk looking for authentic experiences to enliven the senses – and Hope Estate is taking centre stage.

Economic commentary
16 Nov 2017

The Forward View – Global: November 2017

Economic commentary

Advanced economies to drive lift to above trend global growth.


The Australian beef cattle industry has enjoyed a great run over the past couple of years, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) hitting a record over 720c/kg in September last year.

The month that was for the AUD. The key events in October 2017 that impacted the AUD/USD.

The key drivers behind NAB’s AUD/USD and AUD cross-rate forecasts

The overnight session saw an improvement in risk sentiment with European equities closing in positive territory while US equities are also having a good day so far.

This fourth in a series of Policy Outlook papers, by The Better Infrastructure Initiative and The University of Sydney’s John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, addresses the pressing issue of how to create customer-led infrastructure and the long term benefits it brings to stakeholders.

Securitisation has been one of the compelling stories in the Australian market in 2017. Issuers are keen, investors are willing and there’s abundant appetite for new and exciting assets and structures.

Two song titles in deference to the untimely death of AC/DC founding member Malcom Young at the weekend at just 64.

The read on business conditions was extremely strong in the October NAB Monthly Business Survey, with manufacturing posting a strong result despite the recent closure of auto manufacturing plants. The conditions index jumped to a record high, and while confidence is not quite as buoyant, it is holding above long-run average levels.

Advanced economies to drive lift to above trend global growth.

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