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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.

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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Entrepreneurship
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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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Economics
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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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Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
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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,

Dean Foley of Barayamal - Talking Business 2017, Ep37

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

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
indigenous, businesses, consumer, GDP, growth, IMF, Brexit, Amazon, CBA, retail, confidence, GST

Mirabai Winford of Purebaby - Talking Business 2017, Ep36

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Mirabai Winford talks about her company Purebaby, which sells gear for infants.

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
baby, clothes, market, rates, Fed, confidence, RBA, QBE, insurance, disasters, QIC, malls

Hugh Evans, CEO of From Here On - Talking Business 2017, Ep.35

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

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/

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Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
architecture, design, business, budget, deficit, spending, Euro, Germany, confidence, interest, Fonterra, space

Mike Garrett, Delft Red Simulation Technology - Talking Business 2017, Ep34

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

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/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
software, air-conditioning, decisions, government, economists, Brexit, CBS, Amazon, confidence

Tony Loxton, MD at Blix - Talking Business 2017 Ep33

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

Tony Loxton talks about his company Blix increasing insight and accountability for sales and marketing in the retail and automotive industries.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The impact of Hurricane Irma on the US economy and the May government passing legislation taking Brexit one step closer
· The battle between the Turnbull government and AGL
· Adani building a solar farm in Queensland.

https://www.getblix.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
traffic, retail, business, confidence, AGL, energy, Finkel, Macquarie, Adani, solar, banks, loans