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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.

Steve Arthur on co-working - Talking Business 2017, Ep27

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Steve Arthur, founder of Australia's first ever co-working space talks about Desk Space.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Republican Party leaders have doubled down on their promise of tax reform even after the Senate's failure to pass even a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill
· The RBA keeping the cash rate on hold with a warning about the dollar and Amazon coming to Australia
· The start of the profit season

Relevant links: http://deskspace.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
co-working, dollar, Amazon, RBA, interest, trusts, tax, costs, households, prices, airports, profits

Tim Kremer, Co-Founder of Avaza - Talking Business 2017, Ep. 26

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plus Economist Shane Oliver

Tim Kremer, co-founder of Avaza, talks about his all-in-one professional services automation tool that seamlessly combines time tracking, expense reporting, quoting and invoicing with project management

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Treasurer Scott Morrison attacking Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s claim that inequality is at a 75 year high, describing it as a “lie”.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Avaza, invoices, expenses, dollar, interest, inequality, super, APRA, corruption, Rebel, retail, milk

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

Description: 
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