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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…


Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

Companies, universities, and celebrities are making moves on a boycott of Brunei-owned services after the country introduced a law making homosexuality punishable by death. Eight five-star hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei quit Twitter on Wednesday amid a vocal campaign to boycott them on social media. Virgin Australia, STA Travel, and Queensland’s state government…


Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNBBinance has announced the first live property auction using BTC and BNB. | Source: ShutterstockCryptocurrency exchange Binance is partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA) to launch a live property auction using bitcoin and Binance Coin (BNB).On April 8, buyers can bid on –…



For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

Hopefully you can get some downtime after a trip with that many time zones?Yes, I’ll take some time off to head to our property at Berry, just to potter around the house, look after the vegies, check fences, that kind of thing. Over Easter, the extended family go to my Mum and Dad’s place at…


Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

This will affect companies such as Rio’s fellow mining giant BHP, Bluescope Steel, coalminers Whitehaven, New Hope Group and Yancoal, and cement makers Adelaide Brighton and Boral. Last week Swiss mining giant Glencore said it wouldn’t expand its Australian thermal coal production any more, under pressure from investors in the Climate+100 group. Mainstay of prosperityIron…


AustralianSuper targets dirty dozen in Climate Action 100+ push

AustralianSuper targets dirty dozen in Climate Action 100+ push

In a separate development the Australian coal shipments to China are facing customs delays of up to 45 days and one of the country’s biggest ports has reportedly banned the commodity altogether, fuelling fears that Beijing will use trade as a political weapon against Canberra.One coal trader told The Australian Financial Review that Dalian Ports…


A third of Qld’s LNG industry at risk of closure by 2025: report

A third of Qld’s LNG industry at risk of closure by 2025: report

Never at full capacityThe three LNG ventures at Gladstone, Shell’s QCLNG project, Santos’s GLNG and Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific LNG, have a combined capacity of 25.3 million tonnes a year but have never run at full capacity as GLNG, in particular, has been unable to source economic gas supplies.Industry analysts warned from the start that…


Labor’s big stick on the banks: Name, shame and front up to parliament

Labor’s big stick on the banks: Name, shame and front up to parliament

Labor initially supported Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s recommendation to phase in changes over time so the borrower, not the lender, pays the up-front fee to the broker.The government opposes this recommendation and Labor has softened its language in recent weeks, promising to fully consult on any change and do it slowly.’Reckless’ to rushOn Tuesday, Labor stepped…


‘Time to pounce’: Investors rush to beat negative gearing change

‘Time to pounce’: Investors rush to beat negative gearing change

Individual properties and shares within a portfolio could still be negatively geared provided that overall income derived from rent and dividends outweighed expenses.Under Labor, the capital gains tax discount on investment properties would also be halved from 50 per cent to 25 per cent for assets bought after July 1, 2017.Alex Gassner, 30, had plans…