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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.

Dominic Pellegrino and Prof. Kosmas Smyrnios - Talking Business 2017, Ep.25

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on the Index of Business

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
business, valuation, banks, competition, healthcare, dollar, China, GDP, Spotless, Downer, RBA, rates

Dr Daniel Richards on his Investor Trading Research - Talking Business 2017, Ep.24

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

Dr Daniel Richards discusses his research showing investors are likely to trade more frequently and thereby degrade their returns.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Global markets rocked by Donald Trump Jr’s decision to release emails of a meeting with a Russian lawyer described as having potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

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iTunes Category: 
*Art and Architecture*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
investing, frequency, returns, banks, market, G20, power, Finkel, ACCC, appeal, confidence, Metcash

Alex Morkos, Director of Aleron Security - Talking Business 2017, Ep.23

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plus economist Nicholas Gruen

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
breach, internet, law, leadership, ACCC, RBA, rates, confidence, digital, manufacturing, services, retail

Shea Vaughn, Co-Founder/CEO WBTVN - Talking Business 2017, Ep.22

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The Women's Broadcast Television Network

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

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
broadcasting, network, women, tax, banks, Google, Takata, confidence, debt, coal, Metcash, Crown

Adrian Boden on the energy crisis - Talking Business 2017, Ep21

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

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
energy, prices, manufacturers, renewables, debt, spending, Brexit, RBA, Tabcorp, Tatts, Amazon, retail

Tim Buckley on the Adani mine - Talking Business 2017, ep20

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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.

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Adani, debt, mine, GDP, growth, income, pound, UK, election, Ten, ATO, fraud

Stuart Mills, CenturyLink - Talking Business 2017, Ep19

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Stuart Mills, regional sales director of Century Link talks of high speed internet, phone and TV services to homes as well as large and small businesses.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
internet, home, business, strategy, economy, oil. Adani, RBA, milk, jobs, profits, penalties

Bill Aulet, MD at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship - Talking Business 2017, Ep.18

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plus Economist Shane Oliver

Bill Aulet managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship discusses his take on global entrepreneurship

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Bad signs for Australia’s first quarter growth figures
· British airways facing a massive compensation bill after thousands of passengers were left stranded by a global IT meltdown
· Adani’s mine is back on track after securing a royalties deal with the Queensland government

http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
entrepreneurship, GDP, economy, shares, compensation, Adani, confidence, property, tax, fraud, ACCC, NIB

Cath Group CEO, Nati Harpaz - Talking Business 2017, Ep.17

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

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.

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
acquisition, retail, Budget, banks, Medicare, levy, costs, Adani, mortgage, housing, debt, confidence

ABA CEO Anna Bligh, Talking Business 2017, Ep.16

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Australian Bankers Association chief executive Anna Bligh talks about the budget’s $6.2 billion bank tax

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Turmoil in the White House sending markets crashing
· TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan upping their offer for Fairfax
· Consumer confidence slumping post-Budget

http://www.bankers.asn.au/

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iTunes Category: 
*Art and Architecture*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Budget, banks, campaign, housing, affordability, Fairfax, China, Orica, confidence, ransomware, loans, Trump