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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    Pickering diagnoses ills in Australia s housing market and Burgess calls time on carbon warfare You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password China s wall of money Alan Kohler An unprecedented liberalisation of financial markets in China is expected at the next CCP meeting This financial free for all would have huge consequences around the world How Australia can win the milk war Robert Gottliebsen Australia can be the major player in international dairy If Murray Goulburn can acquire Warrnambool and keep Canada out it will be able to match the mighty New Zealand Housing is Australia s great boondoggle Callam Pickering If Joe Hockey s audit committee is serious about eliminating wasted government expenditure the sacred cow of housing subsidisation must come to an end Running of the market bulls Stephen Koukoulas This stock market recovery is based on sounder fundamentals than the 2007 peaks But it has a long way to run and by the end of 2014 a 10 per cent rise could be on the cards The UN calls time on our carbon wars Rob Burgess While carbon trench warfare rules in Canberra power supply is in a world of trouble The UN s position shows it s time to disarm Two better heads for Abbott s audit Alan Kohler The new leaders of Tony Abbott s audit commission will be able to hit the ground running That s important it s a critical opportunity for Australia Why Sinodinos is hanging his job on super Robert Gottliebsen Arthur Sinodinos knows his role is to protect the current superannuation benefits He also knows the ATO needs to be straightened out on the rules for independent contractors Treasury Wine toasts America for the long haul Victoria Thieberger Treasury Wine Estates renewed US strategy is seeing it double down on the troubled market But a softening China could present a different kind of problem entirely The Chinese baby boom fuelling Warrnambool s favour Miranda Maxwell China s growing middle class has fuelled an explosion in demand for dairy produce and a relaxing of the one child policy would mean many more little emperors for WCB to feed The folly of Shorten s knee jerk attack Rob Burgess Bill Shorten sees eye to eye with BCA chief Tony Shepherd on more policies than he d care to admit Sniping from the sidelines will do little to achieve a coherent vision for economic reform Telstra s softly softly start up strategy James Riley Telstra is trying something new with its start up incubator muru D Despite its track record of consuming companies whole or tearing them apart for the sake

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  • Business Accelerators: The customer is kingmaker | Business Spectator
    was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business Accelerators The customer is kingmaker Jackson Hewett 24 Oct 2013 3 07 PM 1 Industries Business Accelerators Apple Tree Inn in Donnybrook WA is trying to grow its online presence and gain patrons for its restaurant bar and backpackers Rather than engage in expensive marketing programs find out how the owners can use happy customers and social media to drum up business You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Apple Tree Inn in Donnybrook WA is trying to grow its online presence and gain patrons for its restaurant bar and backpackers Rather than engage in expensive marketing programs find out how the owners can use happy customers and social media to drum up business Use this to embed video Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 21 Nov The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 08 Nov Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling 31 Oct Business Accelerators Starting from scratch More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Kaveh Sharifi Fri 2013 10 25 14 45 Building a close relationship with nearby hostels is a great way to develop your business The arrangement I have seen time and again is that Hostels organise a night out to a local bar club restaurant Usually this is done on a night which is generally quiet for the venue a weekday The venue provides a special discount or insert whatever promotional product to

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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Editor s Picks Jackson Hewett 18 Oct 2013 6 07 PM Economics and Investment Strategy Economy Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler dissects the US debt dramas Burgess looks at Labor s black comedy Koukoulas tackles the US ongoing fiscal challenges and Gottliebsen reckons Abbott could learn from Obama You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Suspense Action And a Hollywood ending Alan Kohler Playing to a tight script the Republicans and Democrats struck a last minute deal to avoid a default But this drama is sure to have a sequel How to spot a housing bubble before it bursts Steve Keen It would seem that commentators can only spot a housing bubble after it has burst This time they d do well to consider the statistics Climate Carbon repeal cost is all in the timing Tristan Edis If the government doesn t repeal the carbon price through the new Senate by September this year there could be significant costs for taxpayers Labor is amusing us all to death Rob Burgess The ALP s political bloodletting has given the media great material but it s policy that is sorely needed to prevent a nasty economic collision with Asia The US remains in a fiscal pickle Stephen Koukoulas The President may have resolved the debt crisis but economic recovery may be a more complex task US salvation from a violent storm Robert Gottliebsen Tony Abbott has much to learn from President Obama s steely determination in resolving the US debt crisis It s time to recover from the Labor addiction Michael Gawenda Journalists have been too reliant on Labor s dramas to fill the news cycle despite their irrelevance under an Abbott Government Wait on the size of the RBA s bang Stephen Koukoulas Retail spending is ticking upwards housing prices are climbing The Reserve Bank s next move is to hike up rates Rents floored by the hard reality of retail softness Victoria Thieberger After years of charging outsized rent increases retail landlords are now feeling the effects of weak domestic demand Palmer s everything Shorten could wish for Rob Burgess Coal baron Clive Palmer could be an easy target for opposition leader Bill Shorten in his battle to save the

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  • EDITOR'S PICKS | Business Spectator
    Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu EDITOR S PICKS Jackson Hewett 11 Oct 2013 5 06 PM Politics Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler spies a new age of speculation Gottliebsen and Burgess measure Abbott s Senate power and Thieberger envisions Janet Yellen s Fed You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The new age of speculation Alan Kohler Not even record low interest rates can turn us from our love affair with low risk assets That s because the Reserve Bank is facing an unshakeable change in the Australian psyche fear of unemployment Abbott has won control of the Senate Robert Gottliebsen Australia will now see its most stable government in a decade with the six independent and minor party senators who hold the balance of power overwhelmingly in favour of Coalition policy The Palmer Six Pack may not be easy to control Rob Burgess With freewheeler Clive Palmer courting non major party senators and wild card Ricky Muir on the sidelines Tony Abbott s Senate monopoly is not as assured as it would seem Showdown at the Senate saloon Robert Gottliebsen In debt discussions that amount to the beginning of the next presidential campaign firebrand Ted Cruz will go down to the wire But the market will eventually force him and Barack Obama together What Yellen s Fed will look like Victoria Thieberger The dovish Janet Yellen will stand her ground with steely determination as she weighs up the Fed s withdrawal of bond buying stimulus Why the Tea Party is taking the US to the brink Mathew Murphy The aggressive posturing from Tea Party Republicans is part of a long ideological war targeted against any advocate of big government even their own party colleagues Saputo moves closer to a whiff of the big cheese Victoria Thieberger Saputo s offer for Warrnambool reflects international firms strong desires to establish Australia as a base into Asia with a tasty premium to sway reticent shareholders The weak get weaker as the crisis clings Olivier Blanchard The world economy has entered another transition Emerging market growth is declining faster than predicted even as advanced economies painfully move forward Abbott s in danger of a Chinese check mate Robert Gottliebsen Tony Abbott s plan to seal a

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/10/11/politics/editors-picks (2014-01-12)
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  • Business Accelerators: Building online presence | Business Spectator
    Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business Accelerators Building online presence Jackson Hewett 10 Oct 2013 10 02 AM Industries Business Accelerators In the latest episode of Business Accelerators Tim McDougall of Pitcher Partners looks at how a hospitality business can expand its marketing opportunities in a cost effective way by building a strong online and social media presence You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password In the latest episode of Business Accelerators Tim McDougall of Pitcher Partners looks at how a hospitality business can expand its marketing opportunities in a cost effective way by building a strong online and social media presence Use this to embed video Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 21 Nov The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 08 Nov Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling 31 Oct Business Accelerators Starting from scratch More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt

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  • EDITOR'S PICKS | Business Spectator
    Hockey to hit the road and Gottliebsen eyes Sinodinos SMSF plans You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The trouble with SMSF property Alan Kohler Many self funded superannuation fund holders already feel the market is rigged against them Now they have property shysters looking to get at them too The Republic of Crazy Stephen Koukoulas At US300 million a day and counting the economic fallout from the US government shutdown could be just a taste of things to come if Republicans continue to hijack budgetary process Why the Gillard memory won t be easily forgotten Michael Gawenda The Labor Party may want to forget about the Gillard and Rudd years but the overwhelming show of love for Julia Gillard in Sydney and Melbourne shows that the Labor has some soul searching left to do Is Sinodinos stalking self managed super Robert Gottliebsen Big superannuation firms appear to have convinced Arthur Sinodinos that self managed super funds have it too easy It s a strategy they ve used before to try to protect their fat fees Gear up Hockey it s time to get on the roads Rob Burgess Many sectors of the economy are teetering on the edge of deflation although you d never know it from the Coalition s bluster But 15 years of inadequate infrastructure spending might change Hockey s tune Carbon price now appears dead Tristan Edis After the Palmer United Party s surprise third Senate spot the government now only needs one of two micro party senators to vote for carbon price repeal Local retailers may bake in Uniqlo s glow Hannah Francis Struggling retailers will quake at the imminent arrival of Japanese fast fashion behemoth Uniqlo They ll need to adapt to survive One eyed ideology could wreck the Senate Rob Burgess With our new Senate shaping up to produce a very diverse range of views political brinkmanship akin to what s unfolding in the US is equally possible in Australia Shutdown be afraid but not very afraid Alan Kohler The decision on a shutdown will be made by 2pm today Surely Republicans aren t radical enough to torpedo the American and world economy over ideology or are they Prison may unlock a political opportunity for Bo Xilai John Lee China s leaders are hoping that a life sentence will solve the political problem of Bo Xilai But if things go pear shaped for the Chinese economy Bo Xilai may reemerge as a viable socialist alternative Political risks will deepen eurozone woes Oliver Marc Hartwich Question marks are hanging over the future of European politics in Italy Austria and Germany Such widespread political

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  • Business Accelerators: Social marketing | Business Spectator
    knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business Accelerators Social marketing Jackson Hewett 3 Oct 2013 11 22 AM Industries Business Accelerators One of the best low cost ways to market a small business is via social media The owners of Appletree Inn in Donnybrook WA are looking to punch above their online weight in the latest instalment of Business Accelerators You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password One of the best low cost ways to market a small business is via social media The owners of Appletree Inn in Donnybrook WA are looking to punch above their online weight in the latest instalment of Business Accelerators Use this to embed video Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 21 Nov The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 08 Nov Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling 31 Oct Business Accelerators Starting from scratch More from Business Spectator

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  • EDITOR'S PICKS | Business Spectator
    Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu EDITOR S PICKS Jackson Hewett 27 Sep 2013 5 50 PM Economics and Investment Strategy Economy Politics Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler sizes up Malcolm Turnbull s NBN mess Koukoulas peers into the RBA s crystall ball Bartholomeusz analyses Turnbull s competition quandary and Gottliebsen considers the triple threat facing Abbott You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The NBN is now Malcolm s Mess Alan Kohler The NBN is a complex and unwieldy piece of government owned infrastructure And if it falls apart it will be Malcolm Turnbull s fault Abbott s great mistake will haunt 2016 Rob Burgess Tony Abbott s public policy shake up rewards the party faithful but could end up being a costly political blunder Rising tides will lift the RBA s rates Stephen Koukoulas The RBA is pleased with the strength of household finances The market should prepare for a rate hike cycle in the next six months The competition complications of Turnbull s NBN Stephen Bartholomeusz Turnbull s plan to create an NBN with a competitive infrastructure might cause competitors to target wealthy urban areas undercutting NBN Co s core profitability Turnbull pops the bubble of broadband nirvana Rob Burgess Turnbull s NBN platform might not have the elegance or commercial benefits of a uniform user experience but it s likely his vision will be rolled out much quicker DJs shops for stability after retail s long winter Stephen Bartholomeusz The past couple of years have been tough for David Jones but the early successes of its omnichannel retail strategy are encouraging Three dangers keeping Abbott up at night Robert Gottliebsen Land shortages upward pressures on interest rates and cost pressures on infrastructure will present signficant challenges for Tony Abbott Markets are stuck between tension and stress Robert Gottliebsen The Australian financial markets feeling the pressures of the extension of QE in the US and the likelihood of further bailouts in Europe Thrifty Australians gear up to splash the cash Stephen Koukoulas In recent years Australians have been hoarding their cash But a pickup in consumer sentiment appears to be on the horizon Treasury s US plans could improve with age Stephen Bartholomeusz For the first time in over a decade the US market

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