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Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy

Business

What does it take to run a successful rural pharmacy? Two business owners – including the winner of this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year Award – discuss the challenges and rewards of working in a small town.

Agribusiness
9 Oct 2017

Agri needs next gen leadership: Australia’s ‘Harvard for agribusiness’

Agribusiness

Australian agribusinesses are joining forces with universities to harness growing interest in agricultural careers and develop the future industry leadership needed to succeed in the global agricultural marketplace.

Economic commentary
20 Oct 2017

China’s economy at a glance: 19 October 2017

Economic commentary

China’s stable growth continued in Q3, but supported by another credit binge.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

US bond yields ended the NY session on the day’s highs.

China’s stable growth continued in Q3, but supported by another credit binge.

The biggest news overnight was the finalisation of the NZ Government. Labour’s Jacinda Arden will now be the next Prime Minister following NZ First’s deal to form a coalition government.

What does it take to run a successful rural pharmacy? Two business owners – including the winner of this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year Award – discuss the challenges and rewards of working in a small town.

The NAB Quarterly Business Survey showed a continuation of the very upbeat conditions for firms into the September quarter.

Milk It is from Nirvana’s third album ‘In Utero’ and starts with the line ‘I am my own parasite, I don’t need a host to live’. It references Kurt Cobain’s frustration with fame and drug addiction.

Overall sentiment in commercial property markets moderated for the second straight quarter, with NAB’s Commercial Property Index down 5 points to +18 in Q3, but still well above long-term average levels (+2).

NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales, the NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index, reveals a rebound in spending in the month of September.

The USD has continued to eke out small gains amid ongoing speculation over Fed Chair nomination, US equities are flat (DJ briefly traded above 23k for the first time) and commodities are mixed.

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