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Global virus cases reach 4 million

LiveUpdated May 11, 2020 – 7.29am, first published at 7.19amKey PointsThere were 14 more COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday, taking the total to 6939. There are 676 active cases. The death toll stands at 97, with no fatalities reported for five days.Globally, more than 4 million people have tested positive for the virus and almost 281,900…


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Fast 100 and Fast Starters winners revealed

Updated Mar 23, 2020 – 8.19am, first published at 8.08amThe fastest growing companies in Australia in 2018-19 have been identified by The Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 and Fast Starters lists, now in their 30th year.Melbourne-based property investment and mentoring company A Team Property Group topped the Fast 100, after it grew revenue at a…


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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Temporary setbacks have helped my business

Every online merchant dreads a phone call or email from an unhappy customer or supplier. But as unpleasant as they are, those calls and emails often present opportunities to improve an aspect of operations, merchandising, or pricing. Here are examples from my business. Setbacks, then improvements Poor packaging. One of my products is an electroplated gold…


The Australian dollar is poised to rebound, says BofAML

The Australian dollar is poised to rebound, says BofAML

The Aussie dollar has tumbled more than 13 per cent from a January 2018 high above US81¢ through year end.”We remain confident that a likely recovery in China later this year will lead to medium-term AUD appreciation,” BofAML’s Mr Sinha said in a note.The bank has the local currency reaching US74¢ in the June quarter,…


Where to find the highest-yielding postcodes

Where to find the highest-yielding postcodes

All major cities have experienced sharp increases in gross rental yields as prices have fallen over the past 12 months, according to separate analysis by investment bank Morgan Stanley.Rental yields show how much cash a property is generating, or the rental income as a percentage of the asset’s value. The national average for apartments has…


Even the Grey Nomads are cutting back

Even the Grey Nomads are cutting back

The Grey Nomads have some niggling worries about the housing market and potential changes to franking credit rebates, which will disappear if the Labor Party wins the coming election and could dent their retirement plans, and constant headlines about a slowing economy.”It’s just that the Grey Nomads are now a little bit wary,” Mr Trouchet…


‘Train smash for the auction system’

‘Train smash for the auction system’

“It’s bad, not worse,” according to Morgan Stanley analysis. “The downside of accelerating declines looks to have abated for now, but nothing (in February data) suggests a trough in prices in 2019.”That means falling property prices will continue to be a drag on consumer spending as the wealth effect goes in reverse, which means consumers…




Top tenants fill towers at Quay Quarter, 80 Collins Street

Top tenants fill towers at Quay Quarter, 80 Collins Street

The run of deals in each city, put together by Colliers International and CBRE, are resounding in both markets which already have vacancy rates at their lowest levels in a decade.The big squeeze has driven up the cost of space and its value for its owners, with major landlords booking in hefty revaluation gains.Largest rental…