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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.

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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iTunes Category: 
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

Description: 
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

Description: 
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

Tony Falkenstein, Dir. Just Water International - Talking Business 2017, Ep.32

Description: 
plus economist Saul Eslake

Tony Falkenstein, chief executive of NZ-based listed company Just Water International talks about how his firm pioneered the NZ
water cooler industry, and has been leading the Australasian market ever since.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned that Australia faces more blackouts over the next 10 years with the retirement of older coal-fired power stations and renewables not plugging the shortfall.
· US media giant CBS moving closer to acquiring Network Ten

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
water, cooler, markets, geopolitics, electricity, blackouts, AEMO, Ten, CBS, creditors, SurfStitch, RBA

Asher Rao, RMIT’s associate dean of mathematical sciences - Talking Business 2017, Ep31

Description: 
Asher Rao, RMIT’s associate dean of mathematical sciences analyses the CBA money laundering scandal.

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

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
laundering, CBA, risk, profits, hurricane, economy, housing, confidence, CBS, Ten, APRA, Coles

Business Coach Margaret Johnson, Talking Business 2017, Ep. 30

Description: 
plus economist Nicholas Gruen

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

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
coaching, career, well-being, Treasury, confidence, BHP, shale, banks, NBN, ACCC, milk, profits

Lauren Magner, IBIS World Analyst - Talking Business 2017, Ep.29

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

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

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
retail, Amazon, Shorten, economics, politics, Trump, Charlottesville, Narev, China, costs, income, solar

Ken Waller, Director of RMIT’s Australian APEC Study Centre - Talking Business 2017, Ep.28

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

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.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
DFAT, contract, APEC, confidence, business, surveys, China, steel, CBA, AUSTRAC, jobs, profits