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Talking Business

Talking Business is a weekly review of the Australian economy, featuring interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT academics. The series is produced by experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker.

Talking Business - 2018 Bonus Episode - Garry Barker and Apple VP Lisa Jackson

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Apple Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson talks about RMIT and Apple's code collaboration.

In an Australian-first collaboration, RMIT University is working with Apple to deliver its App Development with Swift curriculum.

The collaboration will provide opportunities to thousands of students that want to join the booming app economy and develop the digital skills they need for the future workforce.

In this special bonus episode of Talking Business, Garry Barker chats with Apple VP Lisa Jackson about the impact this will have on students, industry and the university.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
apple, RMIT, lisa jackson, coding, code, swift, apps, development, entrepreneurship, entrepreneur

Andrew Haslip, GlobalData’s Financial Head of Content for Asia Pacific -Talking Business 2017, Ep46

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In the final episode of Talking Business for RMIT Andrew Haslip, GlobalData’s Financial Head of Content for Asia Pacific, explains how banks can win over millennials.

In the final episode of Talking Business for 2017, and the last time they will be presenting for RMIT, Leon and Garry uncover how banks can better target millennials.

They also interview AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Deutsche Bank warning that Bitcoin is a big market risk for 2018

· Westfield agreeing to a takeover by Europe’s largest landlord, Unibail-Rodamco for $32 billion

· NAB figures showing a sharp downturn business activity

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
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RMIT University
Keywords: 
banks, millennials, markets, 2018, business, confidence, Apple, Shazam. Bitcoin, Optus, mining, Kogan

Adam O’Neill, managing director of Y Soft Australia - Talking Business 2017, Ep45

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Adam O’Neill, managing director of Y Soft Australia talks about print management for finance teams.

Adam O’Neill, managing director of Y Soft Australia talks about print management for finance teams

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· US tax changes and problems with the Brexit talks
· A bounce in Australian retail figures as Amazon launches
· The ACCC investigating Google and Facebook

Relevant links: https://www.ysoft.com/en

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
print, innovation, wellbeing, Amazon, retail, Brexit, tax, Senate, RBA, rates, Adani, Metcash

Jamie Thurin, Slim Secrets - Talking Business 2017, Ep.44

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Jamie Thurin talks about his health food company Slim Secrets

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The spectacular rise of Bitcoin

· The increasing likelihood of a banking royal commission

· NBN delaying its rollout of HFC cable and the impact on Telstra

https://slimsecrets.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
nutrition, health, China, tax, budget, deficit, banks, inquiry, confidence, BHP, NBN, Telstra

Mike Sakalas, Digitising Collingwood Football Club - Talking Business 2017, Ep.43

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Mike Sakalas talks about how he digitized Collingwood Football Club

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Janet Yellen deciding to leave the Federal Reserve after not being re-nominated as Fed chair

· Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flagging tax cuts for middle income earners

· Amazon’s launch in Australia

http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
football, digital, tax, states, Amazon, Yellen, wages, RBA, APRA, loans, banks, Graincorp

Marcus Moufarrige, Servcorp COO - Talking Business 2017, Ep.42

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

Marcus Moufarrige talks about running the global business of Servcorp as an office space provider in cities like New York

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The next development of Brexit with the British parliament considering specific legislation

· Elders doubling its profit and reinstating a dividend after nine years

· NAB reporting that Australian business conditions are at their best in 20 years.

http://www.servcorp.com.au/en/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Servcorp, office, RBA, interest, business, conditions, confidence, wages, Elders, dividend, Amazon, marketplace

IBIS World senior industry analyst Nathan Cloutman - Talking Business 2017, Ep41

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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

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Woolworths, Coke, markets, shares, RBA, pound, Brexit, confidence, construction, tax, Westpac, CBA

Wade Wallace, CEO Cycling Tips - Talking Business 2017 Ep.40

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

Wade Wallace, CEO of cycling media company Cycling Tips, talks about the bicycle industry

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The ACCC warning that the NBN might have to be relieved of its responsibility of delivering a profit
· The battle between the Myer board and Solomon Lew
· A $700m solar, battery and pumped hydro project powering the Whyalla steelworks

https://cyclingtips.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
cycling, bikes, COAG, states, tax, Trump, Fed, Myer, Whyalla, steelworks, solar, NBN

Manjua Wijesekera - Talking Business 2017, Ep39

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Manjua Wijesekera talks about Wavelink, and cyber security issues.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
digital, hackers, enterprise, Brexit, Trump, elections, NBN, inflation, confidence, Myer, board, Coles

Marcelo Silvia on Digital Transformation Scores - Talking Business 2017, Ep38

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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.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
digital, business, GST, states, government, Trump, Fed, energy, Kaufland, ANZ,