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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.

David Moylan, MD of Vault Intelligence - Talking Business 2017, Ep8

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David Moylan, MD of Vault Intelligence which creates risk and safety management software to help make workplaces safer.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
software, workplace, Fed, stocks, housing, risk, RBA, Brexit, Downer, Spotless, confidence, Adani

Michael Anderson and Lin Stevenson - Talking Business 2017, Ep7

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Michael Anderson and Lynn Stevenson talk about RMIT Sustainability Week.

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
sustainability, environment, WA, budget, economy, Fed, interest, Brexit, parliament, energy, SA, gas

David Thomas Roberts, Serial Entrepreneur - Talking Business 2017, Ep. 6

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Serial entrepreneur David Thomas Roberts, author and Renegade CapitalistTM, says this may be the greatest time in history to start a business

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China lowering its growth target to focus on risks of debt and overcapacity

· RBA keeping rates on hold again

· Consumer confidence plunging on the back of record low wages growth

Relevant links:

www.renegadecapitalist.com/copy-of-about-david-roberts

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
entrepreneur, Trump, China, Brexit, RBA, interest, confidence, business, investment, Crown, Rinehart, cattle

Ajay Bhatia - Talking Business 2017, Ep5

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Chief Product officer and CIO at carsales.com Ltd Ajay Bhatia talks about the company expanding into Latin America

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
cars, economy, GDP, confidence, profits, wages, Bellamy’s, NAB, manufacturing, Trump, Congress, trade

Mrinal Singh and Mugunthan Siva - Talking Business 2016, Ep4

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plus economist Nicholas Gruen

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
investment, India, Australia, RBA, decisions, Trump, Greece, wages, Seven, debt, Amazon, retailers

Mike Sentonas of CrowdStrike - Talking Business 2017, Ep 3

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Mike Sentonas, vice president of technology strategy at CrowdStrike Asia Pacific.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Security, cloud, profits, market, confidence, business, Wesfarmers, Officeworks, Coles, Bankwest, property, loans

Mark Attard, Director of San Churro Chocolateria - Talking Business 2017, Ep.2

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

Mark Attard talks about his company San Churro which started in 2006 and is well known for its Spanish-style doughnuts and hot chocolates

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- President Trump took the first step in expunging the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul act while tech companies fight him in the courts over the travel ban

- Specialty Fashion, the company behind Australian clothing brands Rivers, Millers, Katies and City Chic, is set to fall into foreign hands after confirming a $134 million takeover offer.

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Trump, regulation, courts, confidence, jobs, construction, retail, takeover, Ardent, profits, RBA, interest

Ash Shilkin, Founder and MD at ChimpChange - Talking Business 2017, Ep1

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plus economist Saul Eslake

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Finance
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Trump, business, markets, economy, confidence, tax, Senate, surveys, CFO, QBE, Allianz, copper

Colin McCabe - Talking Business 2016, Ep46

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Colin McCabe, director consulting and training at Red Hat.

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
mobile, technology, markets, forecasts, RBA, Trump, ASIC, confidence, ATO, outage, APA, solar

Gerda Gemser and Ingo Karpen - Talking Business 2016, Ep45

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Professor Gerda Gemser and associate professor Ingo Karpen from RMIT talk about their book strategic design

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
design, companies, markets, politics, Italy, Trump, Origin, confidence, jobs, GDP, RBA, Duet