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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.

Renzo Scacco, RMIT Accelerator - Talking Business 2016, Ep.42

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plus AMP Chief Economist Shane Oliver

Renzo Scacco talks about the RMIT Accelerator Incubator for start-ups.

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Donald Trump's stunning victory for the White House marking the long-awaited end to the more than 30-year-old bull run in bonds

· The US government suspending its efforts to pass President Obama’s signature Trade Pacific Partnership before President-elect Donald Trump takes office

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
startup, business, Trump, markets, RBA, interest, bonds, TPP, China, Lion, wine, Fortescue

Levi Aaron of Deliveroo - Talking Business 2016, Ep41

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Levi Aaron, the Australian country manager for global startup Deliveroo talks about the business.

Levi Aaron, the Australian country manager for global startup Deliveroo talks about the business

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The impact of Donald Trump’s victory on markets.

· BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, warning that Australia could lose its AAA credit rating next month

· Business conditions in Australia’s construction industry falling sharply to a 20 month low.

Relevant links

https://deliveroo.com.au/

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
deliveries, food, election, Trump, Clinton, rating, construction, Westpac, CBA, profit, Fairfax, News

Xavier Kris of Swift Networks - Talking Business 2016, Ep40

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Xavier Kris talks about Swift Networks, a diversified telecommunications and digital business working in sectors including resources, aged care, lifestyle villages and hospitality.

Xavier Kris talks about Swift Networks, a diversified telecommunications and digital business working in sectors including resources, aged care, lifestyle villages and hospitality.

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

The pound becoming the worst performing currency in the lead up to Brexit and China manufacturing rebounding
ratings agency Standard & Poor’s putting Australia’s smaller financial institutions on negative watch
Record low airfares driven down by fierce competition hitting first half earnings for Qantas Airways.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
digital, entertainment, RBA, interest, banks, ratings, debt, housing, ANZ, Asia, pound, Brexit

ABA CEO Steve Münchenberg - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 39

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plus AMP Chief Economist Shane Oliver

Australian Bankers Association outgoing chief executive officer Steve Munchenberg talks about banks and the campaign for a Royal Commission.

Interview with economist AMP chief economist Shane Oliver.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s Yuan touching a six year low against the dollar in the face of a slump in exports and a rising greenback with expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates in December and hopes of a victory by Hillary Clinton in next month’s US presidential election.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
banks, commission, CPI, rates, yuan, Coles, Wesfarmers, housing, Alinta, IPO, blockchain, IBM

Nigel Lester, Managing Dir. Pitney Bowes Software - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 28

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plus economist Nicholas Gruen

Nigel Lester, Managing Director, Pitney Bowes Software Solutions for Australia and NZ talks about the use of location data in business.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Chinese growth figures and the British government looking at plans to keep paying billions of pounds into the European Union budget so that Britain’s banks and financial services sector can maintain access to a single market post-Brexit

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
location, data, business, welfare, competition, efficacy, Brexit, Adler, legislation, Crown, China, Woolworths

Daniel Isaac, general manager of the Coffee Emporium - Talking Business 2016, Ep37

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Daniel Isaac, general manager of the Coffee Emporium, talks about the changes he introduced to the business, its strengths and the franchise model

Daniel Isaac, general manager of the Coffee Emporium, talks about the changes he introduced to the business, its strengths and the franchise model

Interview with economist RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Oil prices hitting their highest level in a year after Russia said it would support a proposal from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to freeze oil production in order the reverse the two year slump in oil prices

· Samsung stopping production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
*Business*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
coffee, franchise, spending, GDP, budget, oil, OPEC, debate, peso, confidence, RBA, Kidman

Sean Senvirtne - Talking Business 2016, Ep36

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Sean Senvirtne, talks about his company MyDeal.com.au, an online marketplace connecting Australian SMEs to consumers.

Sean Senvirtne, talks about his company MyDeal.com.au, an online marketplace connecting Australian SMEs to consumers.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The pound crashing with British PM Theresa May announcing March as the date for when Britain invokes Article 50 to leave the EU

· The parliamentary banking inquiry

· South Australia’s power blackout hitting companies across the board including BHP Billiton, Oz Minerals, Arrium and the tuna fishing industry in Port Lincoln.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
SMEs, consumers, online, Drumpf, trade, markets, Brexit, pound, banks, parliament, blackout, Presto

Trevor Dietz, CEO PBS Technology - Talking Business 2016, Ep.35

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

PBS Technology chief executive officer Trevor Dietz talks about PBS Technology, the world’s largest trade exchange and Bartercard.

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China’s stronger figures combined with warnings about its debt levels hitting global markets and the market reaction to the Trump Clinton debates

· The government bowing to pressure and winding back the backpacker tax

· SAI Global being acquired in $1 billion plus private equity deal

Relevant links: http://www.bpstechnology.com/

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Finance
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
barter, exchange, China, debt, banks, Trump, debate, Fed, takeover, backpacker, Hazelwood, bonuses

Prof. Ian Everall, Mental Health Training in China - Talking Business 2016, Ep.34

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Head of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne

Head of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, Professor Ian Everall talks about the training work in mental health that the Asia Australia Mental Health (AAMH) and AsiaLink are doing in China. The implications for the mental health industry

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Bank for International Settlements warning that China is shaping up as favourite to fall victim to a major banking crisis and OECD attacks central banks while warning of flat growth

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
China, health, Fed, rates, Japan, ASX, port, litigation, Watchstone, TPG, confidence, RBA

James Kissell from WorkForce Software - Talking Business 2016, Ep.33

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plus economist Nicholas Gruen

James Kissell talks about WFS, a workforce management software company creating smarter workforce management to achieve a smoother operation, improve productivity, and reduce costs.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s encouraging industrial production figures, the IEA warning that the global oil glut will last into 2017 and the impact of Hillary Clinton’s health on markets

· The government's $6 billion-plus omnibus budget savings bill to pass following changes negotiated with the Labor party.

Media File: 
iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
workforce, productivity, commission, banking, China, omnibus, acquisition, Elders, exports, Clinton, China, oil