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Former TOPGUN air-combat instructor and Blue Angels Squadron leader, Rob "Ice” Field, talks about how he engages Navy training techniques to increase performance of top US companies.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· An analysis of the negotiations over Greece’s debt
· How the uncertainty surrounding Tony Abbott's future and the future of Joe Hockey will keep the pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates again
· The first profits of the profit season being reported.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

·Eurozone finance ministers approving a four-month extension to Greece's bailout, while deflation ticks up in Europe and the Fed’s chair Janet Yellen lays the groundwork for interest rate rises

·Wages in Australia now growing at their slowest ever annual rate since the government started issuing data on wage prices nearly two decades ago

·Calls for a royal commission into the financial services industry following revelations about mis-selling for financial products.

MYOB Chief Technical Officer, Simon Raik-Allen, talks about the future of business as it deals with current and approaching technology.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Negotiations with Greece, the Eurozone’s modest recovery and more signs of a slowdown in China

· A new report showing Australia's digital economy is now worth $79 billion, or 5.1 per cent of GDP

· iiNET investors revolting over rival TPG's $1.4 billion takeover bid.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

-A European commission survey showing increasing confidence in the Eurozone but winter seems to have sapped US consumer spending

-An Australian government paper flags changes to the GST, negative gearing and superannuation concessions.

-The Abbott government indicating Australia intends to sign up to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the so-called China Bank.

Relevant links: http://www.designcrowd.com.au/

US economist Andrew Zatlin from big data firm Moneyball economics talks about how certain trends, like escort services, point to trends in the economy.

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China's economy growing at its slowest pace in six years following a collapse in exports

· The World Bank warning that Chinese economic slowdown will hit Australia as iron ore prices tumble

Interview with BT Financial Group economist Chris Caton.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Fears of a Greek exit from the Eurozone growing

· Treasurer Joe Hockey backing away from his earlier forecasts of making inroads in the size of the Budget deficit in dollar terms.

· Australia’s central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, paving the way for a cut in interest rates as early as May

Relevant links: http://prezi.com/

Plus, interview with economist Nicholas Gruen.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
Signs of a breakthrough with Greece and a recovery in the Eurozone but manufacturing in China contracts for the most in a year and the US trade deficit blows out by its highest level in six years.
Deloitte Access economics is warning that the Abbott government will sink $14 billion deeper into deficit next financial year.
The Abbott government abandons plans for a Google tax.

Relevant links: http://incsub.com/

Taichi Hoshino, CEO of Monetise talks about his company which uses algorithms to benchmark a consumer's 'financial health' against the market (peers AND products), and offers them bespoke and better deals from their banks.

Essentially, it flips 'big data' on its head and helps consumers and banks speak the same language.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China reducing interest rates, sending the iron ore price soaring, and the US Budget hitting a surplus

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· India positioning itself to overtake China with an annual growth rate of more than 8 per cent while negotiations with Greece enter the end game and the UK falls into deflation

· Divisions emerging in Cabinet over an inquiry into possible “predatory” behaviour by iron ore miners, something that’s being pushed by Fortescue chief Andrew Forrest.

· Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest emerging as one of the backers of the deal that’s put Atlas Iron back on the path to production

Interview with BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Athens saying it won’t be able to pay the IMF on schedule next month as China slashes taxes on imports to boost consumer consumption in a flagging economy

· Speculation has been running high that foreign buyers are now running the ruler over Australian iron ore producers like Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group

· Investment bank Credit Suisse is forecasting a flat 12 months for Australian stocks as the resources sector and the big four banks weigh on the market.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Greece's international creditors have started preparing the text of a bailout deal to present to the Athens government,

·Malaysia Airlines going bust

·John Hancock planning to remove his mother Gina Rinehart as a director of the family’s mining company Hancock Prospecting, RBA

Interview with RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
·The state of negotiations with Greece and the Chinese stock market hitting $10 trillion
· Metcash makes a loss of 384 million and sells its automotive business to Burson Group for $275 million
·Technology to wipe out 5 million Australian jobs

Relevant links: http://www.vulpesinvest.com/

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The turmoil on China’s stock market and prospects of a return to the drachma
· The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims warning the Murdochs the ACCC will look carefully at the Foxtel-Ten deal
· ‘Telstra moving into the booming video streaming market

Relevant links: http://www.locomote.com/

Debora McLaughlin, certified executive coach, talks about helping business owners, executives and managers nationwide ignite their inner renegade leader.

Interview with economist Economist Stephen Koiukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The meltdown in Chinese manufacturing and the impact on markets

· Australia’s sub par growth figures

· Aldi’s expansion plans and problems for 7 Eleven

Relevant links: http://therenegadeleader.com/

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The OECD warning that the global economy is set to contract and China’s trade figures go from bad to worse
· The Australian dollar dropping to a six year low and expected to stay there.
· Glencore moving to clean up debt.

Relevant links: https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2015/april/living-learning-laborat...

Tim Buckley, director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia at the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis talks about Adani’s Carmichael mine and the coal industry.

Interview with economist BT economist Chris Caton.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The reshaping of the Australian government with a new Treasurer and assistant Treasurer
· The International Monetary Fund warning that China’s economic woes will hit Australia the hardest of all the advanced economies

Leon and Garry talk about issues including

Chinese profits nosediving and a criminal investigation into Volkswagen

The IMF warning that the economic slowdown suffered by Australia since the end of the mining boom may have further to run.

Australian and global share market turmoil

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Florian Douetteau talks about his big data management platform, Dataiku’s Data Science Studio

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s DP figure

· The Turnbull Government opening the way to the greatest overhaul of Australia’s financial system in nearly 20 years by approving almost all of the recommendations set out in the financial systems inquiry by former Commonwealth Bank chief executive David Murray

· Bruce Gordon’s WIN Corporation swooping on the Nine Network, acquiring a 13 per cent stake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China still maintaining it can grow at 7 per cent despite cutting interest rates 6 times since November
· Union membership falling to an al-time low.
· A look at the performance of Ten. Pacific Brands, NAB, Dick Smith Harvey Norman and Blusecope Steel

Relevant links: http://www.ororagroup.com/

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warning Australia is facing two years of sup-par economic growth and high unemployment
· Discussions around the GST
· The battle for control of Asciano

Relevant links: http://simplybudgets.com.au/

Warren Davies talks about farm management solutions.

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Population drag creating lower than forecast Australian growth

· Rising home loan default risk

· Woolworths targeted by private equity

Relevant links: http://www.theunbreakablefarmer.com.au/about-warren-davies/

Dennis Benjamin talks about Informal and AppsWiz.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

While the China slowdown continues, the IMF adds the yuan to its basket of reserve currencies

The China slowdown is set to leave budget deficits in the four years to 2018-19 $38 billion worse than predicted in the May Budget, according to Deloitte Access Economics.

Electronics retailer Dick Smith booking a $60 million non-cash writedown and has warned that it may not meet its profit guidance for the financial year

Jon Ellis talks about Investorist, his 2B off the plan property sales platform that promotes and distributes investment properties to Australia and the globe through real estate agents, financial planners, accountants and advisors.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Bad trade figures from China

· Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation blueprint

· The future of Clive Palmer's business empire looking shaky

Relevant links: http://www.investorist.com/

John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute talks about the Paris agreement and its implications

Interview with BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· US Fed raises interest rates for the first time in a decade

· The Turnbull Government’s MYEFO statement

· Qantas heading to a bumper profit

http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/

David Hickey talks about his business, Meltwater, a media intelligence company.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s shrinking currency reserves

· Malcolm Turnbull rejecting a rise in the GST

· The downgrading of WA’s credit rating

http://www.meltwater.com/au/

Adam Wadi talks about his business Get Qualified Australia which is a skills recognition program

Interview with economist BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Japanese economy contracting, China reassuring world markets that the yuan will hold its value and oil producing nations try to stop the collapse in the oil price
· Negative gearing become an election issue
· All the latest profit reports

Relevant links: http://www.gqaustralia.com.au/blog/

Adrian Lovney talks about the revolution in payment systems with his payments providing company Cuscal
Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Chinese manufacturing contracting sharper than expected and warnings from former Bank of England chief Mervyn King of an imminent financial crisis.
· Agriculture overtaking mining as Australia’s biggest export earner
· Data showing that Australian profits, sales and inventories have nosedived.

Relevant links: https://www.cuscal.com.au/

Monica Rosenfeld gives her tips on running a business.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s slowing figures for industrial production and retail but booming real estate data

· Treasurer Scott Morrison saying there’ll be no personal tax cuts in the Budget

· Ruslan Kogan saving Dick Smith

Relevant links:

http://wordstormpr.com.au/meet-team/monica-rosenfeld-managing-director/

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Markets respond to the Brussels terror attacks and concerns about China’s rising corporate debt levels

· The Budget bought forward to May 3 with the prospect of a double dissolution election

· ASX chief Elmer Funke Kupper quitting over bribery scandal and ASIC warns businesses to fix their ethics and culture.

Relevant links:

https://envato.com/index.html

George Lucas talks about Acorns Australia, a fintech app for investors.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- The US Fed not rushing to raise interest rates again.

- Australia being one of seven nations in danger of a debt crisis

- Medibank Private selecting a banker as its new CEO to boost its profits.

https://acornsau.com.au/

Interview with BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Why the price of oil will be on a downward plunge
· Two out of three voters supporting a royal commission and the government boosting ASIC
· Qantas reducing its planned domestic capacity expansion for the second half of its financial year, citing the federal election and reduced consumer demand

Relevant links: http://www.centurylink.com/

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s debt reaching record levels
· The Turnbull government’s decision on subs
· The debate about negative gearing

Relevant links: http://www.russellyardley.com/

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s foreign reserves increasing and the prospect of another bailout for Greece
· The Reserve Bank getting dragged into the election debate about negative gearing
· The crashing iron ore price

Relevant links: http://www.gocatch.com/

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The latest figures showing the Chinese government’s stimulus package has had no impact

· The benchmark 10-year Australian government bond yield crashing to its lowest level in 141 years

· The Federal government shelving its controversial backpackers tax but critics say it should be scrapped

Relevant links: http://www.jedox.com/en/

Tom Cridland talks about sustainable retail

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Warnings about the impact of Brexit
· The Government’s rescue package for dairy farmers
· Wesfarmers 2 billion write offs at its Target retail and Curragh coal mining business

Relevant links: http://www.tomcridland.com/

James Valentine, chief technology officer of Fronde talks about the connection between business strategy and digital strategy

Interview with economist BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Market speculation about the Fed raising rates and British economist recommending a No Brexit vote in the referendum
· Australia’s iconic maker Patties is in advanced talks with private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.
· Australia’s sliding corporate profits

Relevant links: http://www.fronde.com/

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Fed now unlikely to raise rates while polls show Britain is moving close to a Brexit
· ASIC sues another bank, this time the NAB
· Ruslan Kogan’s growth forecasts for his IPO

Interview with economist Saul Eslake on Brexit

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Brexit fallout
· Mayne Pharma’s push into the US market
· BHP planning to spend 1.2 billion on oil and copper exploration

Relevant links: https://www.bvsystems.com/

Megan Mulia Director Research and Information at AsiaLink talks about the growing business links between Australia and Singapore.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Forecasts of the pound reaching new lows post Brexit

· Ratings agencies warning the next government about Australia’s credit rating in light of the tight result

· The heat on the Turnbull government to abandon its contentious changes to superannuation following Saturday’s election

http://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/residency_program/past_residents/res...

Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth, an artist, digital ethnographer and Professor in the Games programs of RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication, talks about the business impact of Pokemon Go

Interview with AMP Capital economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· IMF warning about the impact of Brexit on the global economy
· Australian super fund returns have hit a four year low
· RBA flags rate cut in August

Relevant links: http://www.larissahjorth.net/

Australian Country Manager of Square, Ben Pfisterer, provides insights into how Square is empowering small business - from streamlining processes to mobility and technology

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Malcolm Turnbull picking another GST fight
· FIRB explaining the security concerns of selling Ausgrid to the Chines
· All the profit figures

Relevant links: https://squareup.com/au

James Deverell, the Director of CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory and foresight arm of Australia’s national science agency talks about the advice his team gives to some of Australia's largest companies and government on how to create sustainable growth and competitive advantage by harnessing science, technology and innovation.

Interview with AMP economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The way the two sides are butting heads over the budget in the lead up to parliament resuming next week

Alistair Wardlaw and Alan Stockdale talk to about the knowledge management platform Knosys

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The prospect of the Fed raising rates in September

· Labor accusing the Turnbull government of being "entirely deceptive" about a budget savings bill

· US hardware giant Lowe's throwing a spanner into Woolworths' moves to offload its Masters hardware stores.

http://www.knosys.it/

Sean Senvirtne, talks about his company MyDeal.com.au, an online marketplace connecting Australian SMEs to consumers.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The pound crashing with British PM Theresa May announcing March as the date for when Britain invokes Article 50 to leave the EU

· The parliamentary banking inquiry

· South Australia’s power blackout hitting companies across the board including BHP Billiton, Oz Minerals, Arrium and the tuna fishing industry in Port Lincoln.

Australian Bankers Association outgoing chief executive officer Steve Munchenberg talks about banks and the campaign for a Royal Commission.

Interview with economist AMP chief economist Shane Oliver.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s Yuan touching a six year low against the dollar in the face of a slump in exports and a rising greenback with expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates in December and hopes of a victory by Hillary Clinton in next month’s US presidential election.

Levi Aaron, the Australian country manager for global startup Deliveroo talks about the business

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The impact of Donald Trump’s victory on markets.

· BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, warning that Australia could lose its AAA credit rating next month

· Business conditions in Australia’s construction industry falling sharply to a 20 month low.

Relevant links

https://deliveroo.com.au/

Gerry Tucker, managing director of business analytics software company NICE Systems, talks about privacy issues.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· OECD’s forecast for the global and US economy post-Trump and warnings that RBA will raise interest rates next month

· The Federal government abandoning its proposed 19 per cent backpacker tax rate, costing the budget 120 million

· The competition watchdog blocking three of the big four banks from collectively bargaining with Apple over use of its electronic payment system.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The fallout from Italy’s failed constitutional referendum and Donald Trump’s threat to impose punitive taxes on US firms that move manufacturing overseas
· Origin Energy’s plans to spin off its $1.8 billion-plus conventional oil and gas assets and focus on its energy markets and LNG business.
· Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings making a $A7.3 billion offer to buy Australian energy infrastructure company Duet.

Relevant links

http://www.bispublishers.com/strategic-design.html

Colin McCabe, director consulting and training at Red Hat says Australian businesses are slow to move to mobile technology and its areas where they need to grab the big opportunities mobile presents for enterprise.

Interview with economist AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Warnings that the Trump share rally could plunge the US into recession by 2019
· Consumer confidence and business conditions have crashed after last week’s disappointing GDP figures

Mike Sentonas, vice president of technology strategy at CrowdStrike Asia Pacific talks about security in the cloud, and what the continuing rise in malware-free attacks means for organisations.

Interview with economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Fears of a trade war between Asia and the US recede
· Wesfarmers is looking to sell Officeworks in either a share market float or trade sale
· All the profit reports

Relevant links:
https://www.crowdstrike.com/

Indian fund managers Mrinal Singh and Mugunthan Siva talk about investment opportunities for India and Australia

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Economists worry that US president Donald Trump’s cavalier comments on the economy and statistics and apparent disdain for economists could mean trouble ahead.

Chief Product officer and CIO at carsales.com Ltd Ajay Bhatia talks about the company expanding into Latin America
Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Trump’s speech to Congress offers few details on tax reform, repealing Obamacare and infrastructure spending.
· Australia’s economy rebounds in December quarter, growing at 1.1 per cent with growth at 2.4 per cent.
· Rebel shareholder Jan Cameron emerges as the victor after a bloody battle for boardroom control of organic baby formula maker Bellamy's Australia

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Fed raising interest rates and British Parliament approving Brexit divorce talks
· South Australia’s solutions for its energy woes.
· Australia’s gas crisis

Relevant links:

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/staff/sustainability/sustainabilityweek

Interview with economist AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The G20 bowing to Trump on free trade, the start of Brexit negotiations and the possible end of the bull market
· Warnings from regulators and the RBA about Australia’s highly leveraged housing market
· Downer’s opportunistic bid for Spotless

Relevant links:

https://www.vaultintel.com/

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Regulators trying to rein in Australia’s property market now in overdrive
· Retail turnover has gone into reverse, retreating 0.1 per cent in February.
· Spotless is underwhelmed by Downer’s $1 billion-plus takeover offer

Relevant links:

http://www.iselect.com.au/

Interview with economist Saul Eslake.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- Former spy boss David Irvine being put in charge of the Foreign Investment Review Board.
- Budget mobile operator Amaysim surprising investors by snapping up Click Energy for $120 million.
- Woolworths’ shareholders preparing to launch a class action against the retailer over a profit warning that saw Woolworths’ shares shedding 4 dollars and 66 cents or 13.7 per cent of their value in two days.

Relevant links:

http://yourlawfirm.com.au/

Ben Johnson, national business manager of Empired, talks about how businesses can use the Internet of Things

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Global stocks hitting record highs reflecting investors' relief at centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory following the first round of the French presidential election and speculation of President Donald Trump bringing in tax cuts.
· The price of iron ore will be low to at least 2021, according to BMI Research

A recording of the Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 19th April 2017, providing analysis on Australia’s recent FTAs with Korea, Japan and China and the subsequent opportunities for the Australian Financial Services Sector.

A recording of the Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 1 May 2017, providing analysis on Australia’s recent FTAs with Korea, Japan and China and the subsequent opportunities for the Australian Food Services Sector.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· World Bank confirming global growth despite risks and the oil price falling in response to the Qatar rift
· Australia’s GDP figures coming out at 1.7 per cent, the lowest figures since the global financial crisis in 2009
· Adani board giving go-ahead for the Carmichael Mine but doubts remain

Relevant links: http://www.centurylink.com/

Tim Buckley, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis director of energy finance studies, Australasia explains why Adani’s mega-mine does not add up.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
- The pound collapsing and the UK warned of a credit downgrade following the shock election result
- Network Ten struggling with its financing
- The deputy ATO commissioner Michael Cranston resigning after being formally charged in connection with a 130 million fraud

Adrian Boden, the executive officer of the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance talks about how the energy crisis is hurting manufacturers.

Interview with economist RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· British business pushing for a soft Brexit and US corporates giving Donald Trump a fail mark
· The Federal government announcing measures to try and lower energy prices by restricting gas exports.

Dominic Pellegrino, Director of ValueMyBusiness, and Professor Kosmas Smyrnios from RMIT's School of Management talk about the collaboration of RMIT and Value My Business to launch a co-branded Index of Business Value Multiples.

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s GDP increasing more than expected and the US dollar and bond yields diving after the Republican healthcare bill in the Senate collapsed.

Tim Kremer, co-founder of Avaza, talks about his all-in-one professional services automation tool that seamlessly combines time tracking, expense reporting, quoting and invoicing with project management

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Treasurer Scott Morrison attacking Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s claim that inequality is at a 75 year high, describing it as a “lie”.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Republican Party leaders have doubled down on their promise of tax reform even after the Senate's failure to pass even a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill
· The RBA keeping the cash rate on hold with a warning about the dollar and Amazon coming to Australia
· The start of the profit season

Relevant links: http://deskspace.com.au/

Ken Waller director of RMIT’s Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) talks about the AASC securing a $14 million three year contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The iron ore price rising to its highest level in four months on the back of looming production curbs with Beijing ordering steel producers to reduce output this winter in an effort to curb chronic air pollution

· Looking at the CBA’s handling of the alleged money laundering offences.

Interview with economist AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· An analysis of the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey
· CBS acquiring Network Ten
· All the profit figures

Relevant links: http://www.apra.gov.au/MediaReleases/Pages/17_34.aspx

Mike Garrett founder of Adelaide air-conditioning software company Delft Red Simulation Technology talks about how his company is growing with strong international demand

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- Warnings from the Bank of England that Brexit will hobble the UK economy
- American broadcaster CBS emerging as the likely winning bidder of the embattled Ten Network
- Chief Scientist Alan Finkel urging the government to get on with legislating his Clean Energy Target

Relevant links: http://delftred.com/

Mirabai Winford talks about her company Purebaby selling gear for infants

Interview with economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The future of Fed chair Janet Yellen
· QBE struggling with the “costliest year” in the history of the insurance industry
· QIC expanding into US malls

https://www.purebaby.com.au/

Dean Foley talks about Barayamal, Australia’s Indigenous Business Accelerator and about indigenous businesses.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The IMF upping its forecast for global growth
· The government backing away from the CET
· Australia Post competing with Amazon

Relevant links: https://www.barayamal.com.au/

Marcelo Silvia talks about Digital Transformation Scores (DTS), a diagnostic tool that helps organisations understand where they sit in the digital maturity spectrum and against their corporate competitors.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake.

- Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
- Trump about to pick a new head of the Fed
- Australian house prices soaring a mind-boggling 6556 per cent since the early 1960s, according to the Bank of International Settlements.
- The Turnbull government’s new energy blueprint

Relevant links: https://dtscores.com/

Manjua Wijesekera talks about Wavelink, and cyber security issues.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The future of the NBN
· The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Enforcement Review Taskforce has recommended steeper penalties for corporate crooks
· Solomon Lew declaring war on the Myer board

Relevant links: http://www.wavelink.com.au/

IBIS World senior industry analyst Nathan Cloutman talks about Woolworths’ decision not to stock many of Coca-Cola Amatil’s products under the iconic Mount Franklin brand and Coke No Sugar

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Westpac and CBA profits
· The pound set to fall on the back of Brexit talks and UK politics
· The ASX 2000 breaking 6000 for the first time since the GFC

Finance

PBS Technology chief executive officer Trevor Dietz talks about PBS Technology, the world’s largest trade exchange and Bartercard.

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China’s stronger figures combined with warnings about its debt levels hitting global markets and the market reaction to the Trump Clinton debates

· The government bowing to pressure and winding back the backpacker tax

· SAI Global being acquired in $1 billion plus private equity deal

Relevant links: http://www.bpstechnology.com/

Carry trade has gained popularity in recent years. Even in the current global financial climate, carry trade is one of the few remaining ways investors can make money. In this project, we use four currency combinations and demonstrate that carry trade can be more profitable by taking into account the drift factor of the exchange rate.

Evidence relating to the effectiveness of structures that serve to reduce the risk of fraud is of interest to shareholders, Governments, the accounting profession and others. The purpose of this study is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between fraud, corporate governance, auditor specialisation and audit fees.

The present study will examine whether good corporate governance and the use of industry specialist auditors are effective in preventing fraud in Australia.

Kerry Lee Sinclair, CEO at QSR International, talks about product innovation and data management.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The soaring iron ore price

· The prospect of an early budget

· Clive Palmer sacking administrators and taking over his refinery again

http://www.qsrinternational.com/

ChimpChange founder and MD Ash Shilkin talks about the development of his digital banking platform

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including

US president Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens from seven countries entering the US inflaming tensions with business, sending global stock markets into a tail spin.

Management

James Kissell talks about WFS, a workforce management software company creating smarter workforce management to achieve a smoother operation, improve productivity, and reduce costs.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s encouraging industrial production figures, the IEA warning that the global oil glut will last into 2017 and the impact of Hillary Clinton’s health on markets

· The government's $6 billion-plus omnibus budget savings bill to pass following changes negotiated with the Labor party.

Head of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, Professor Ian Everall talks about the training work in mental health that the Asia Australia Mental Health (AAMH) and AsiaLink are doing in China. The implications for the mental health industry

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Bank for International Settlements warning that China is shaping up as favourite to fall victim to a major banking crisis and OECD attacks central banks while warning of flat growth

Although there has been much work done in the IT-based healthcare systems, measuring ‘the business value of IT’ in healthcare is yet to be investigated. The concept of ‘business value of IT’ has been a major point of interest and research in the last few decades, and it links the impact of IT and the organisational performance.

The aim of this research is to understand the Green IS (Information System) innovation process phenomenon in organisations. This exploratory research derives insights from four related research domains, namely the Organisational Innovation, Environmental Innovation, Information Systems Innovation and Green IS Innovation.

This study investigates the differences between the perceptions of Mayors and Chief Executive Officers with regard to stakeholder attributes of power, legitimacy and urgency and the stakeholder salience in infrastructure assets decisions. Stakeholder groups are categorised into public and higher-tier government level. The findings have implications for infrastructure practices and policies at the highest level of governance of local authorities.

Peter Harte, Kronos’ CEO Australia and New Zealand talks about the technology his company is introducing.

Angus Dorney, Aust/NZ CEO of Rackspace talks about how companies should manage big data.

http://www.rackspace.com.au/

Scott Brennan, President of Bold Break Inc. talks about his BOLDskills℠, Surging Team leadership methodology.

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The British referendum on the EU

· BHP Billiton slashing its dividend

· Profit reports

http://boldbreak.com/

Bestselling & Gold-Award Winning Author, College Professor, speaker, Trainer, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur and behavioral expert
Beverly Flaxington, talks about creating a more positive work experience.

Interview with economist RMIT economist Sinclair Davdison

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Investment in China crashing

· Fears about Brexit spooking markets

· Microsoft’s strategy in buying LinkedIn

http://the-collaborative.com/

Business coach Ashley Thomson talks about what businesses need to get ahead.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Chinese manufacturing shrinking and Japan’s stimulus package

· Forecasting agency BIS Shrapnel warning that apartment building will collapse 50 per cent around Australia over the next four years.

· Australia’s trade deficit widening sharply and Australian building approvals falling to a seven month low,

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Marissa Senzaki and Judy Watkins talk about the new business messaging system Slack

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China being put on notice about the steel glut at the G20

· The ACCC looking at breaking up Telstra monopoly on rural phone coverage

· Alibaba opening up for Australian companies

https://slack.com/

Nigel Lester, Managing Director, Pitney Bowes Software Solutions for Australia and NZ talks about the use of location data in business.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Chinese growth figures and the British government looking at plans to keep paying billions of pounds into the European Union budget so that Britain’s banks and financial services sector can maintain access to a single market post-Brexit

Management consultant Grant Barker, project manager from the consulting firm State of Matter, talks about trends and what organisations need to do keep up with them

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Turnbull government confirming it will build the Western Sydney Airport after Sydney Airport declared it would not take up the option to develop it.
· Chinese investment in Australia surging to its highest point since the 2008 global financial crisis, according to a new report from KPMG.

Catch Group CEO Nati Harpaz talks about the Catch Group’s acquisition of Pumpkin Patch

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Australia’s big four banks giving their estimates of how much the government’s levy will cost them as the Labor Party indicates it will pass the bank levy legislation through the Senate

· Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has lowered the ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions, citing the risk of a sharp downturn in property prices.

Shea Vaughn the Co-Founder/CEO of WBTVN (the Women’s Broadcast Television Network) talks about running the first OTT online TV network with original content created by women for women giving any host access to its growing millions of online viewers, from next door to across the globe.

Interview with AMP chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Takata’s bankruptcy and a record fine for Google
· Warnings from the Bank for International Settlements that Australia’s high debt levels could plunge it into recession

Alex Morkos, the director of Aleron Security in Sydney talks about the implications of the new mandatory data breach notification law for Australia.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

Fairfax shares crashing after the publisher announced it is going ahead with its plans to spin off its real estate section Domain with two private equity bidders pulling out.

Lauren Magner, analyst at IBISWorld talks about the retail sector and Amazon’s impact

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· As CEOs of major corporations flee President Trump’s two business advisory councils to protest Mr Trump’s remarks on neo-Nazi violence in Virginia that left one dead and several injured, Trump disbands both groups.

· Commonwealth Bank chief executive officer Ian Narev falling on his sword in the wake of the CBA’s money laundering scandal

· The latest profit reports

Business coach Margaret Johnson talks about how she works with companies.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· After delivering a five-fold increase in full year underlying profit, BHP Billiton announcing it will quit its US shale business, following pressure from activist investors
· The Australian Bankers Association waring it will take South Australia and Western Australia to the High Court if they introduces a bank tax
· All the profit figures

Hugh Evans, CEO of From Here On talks about his business design and strategic architecture consultancy

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Euro falling on the back of the German election result
· Worse than expected gas shortages in Australia
· Fonterra making a bid for Murray Goulburn

http://www.fromhereon.com/

Marketing

My research seeks to understand how social media influences young adults’ decisions; which SMSs are better suited to marketing; and what type and style of interactions have the most impact on the student’s choice of university program.

The findings are applicable to any industry targeting this demographic.

Jeremy Crooks, MD of Criteo talks about online advertising

Interview with RMIT economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· . The International Monetary Fund cutting its 2014 growth forecast for the Eurozone with industrial production slipping. Not much recovery in US consumer spending but good signs coming out of China

· Uncertainty about the federal budget and a strong Australian dollar weighed on the confidence of chief financial officers and consumers