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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.

Leon and Garry: Interest Rates and Account Deficit News - Talking Business 2010 Ep06c

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

Leon and Garry review the week in business, starting with interest rate and current account deficit news. The trade deficit offers more positive news, as do the GDP figures. Car and housing sales figures have risen. Other topics include Virgin Blues’ new boss and the airline scenario in Australia, the NBN offering retail services, Telstra’s plans, Australia’s richest person list and media news.

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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, interest rates, current account deficit, trade deficit, GDP ,car sales, housing sales, Virgin Blues, NBN, Telstra, Australia’s richest person, media.

Alberto Posso, Lecturer in Economics - Twin Deficits - Talking Business 2010 Ep06b

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

Alberto Posso, lecturer in Economics at RMIT University discusses Australia's twin deficits, increases in taxation and Government spending. He also discusses the trade deficit, de-industrialization, retail trade figures and housing data.

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iTunes Category: 
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, taxation, Government spending, trade deficit

Theo Hnarakis, Chief Executive of Melbourne IT- Talking Business 2010 Ep06a

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

Theo Hnarakis is chief executive of Melbourne IT, fifth largest domain name registry in the world and bidding to be the world’s pre-eminent digital brands management company. He discusses the effects of the digital revolution on the Australian economy, the importance of brand protection in what can be an internet jungle and what is likely to be demanded of Australia as the technological revolution continues to gain pace.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, Melbourne IT, digital revolution, IT

Leon and Garry - National Broadband Network - Talking Business Ep05c

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

Leon and Garry review the week in business, starting with the National Broadband Network, still mired in politics as parliament prepares to discuss Senator Conroy’s proposed legislation over Telstra. Other topics include the prospect of a return to boom conditions in the Australian economy and expectation of a two per cent rise in interest rates to control inflation a return to profitability in newspapers, Kerry Stokes’s plan to combine television with tractors and Melbourne IT’s strong outlook.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, National Broadband Network, NBN, Telstra, interest rates, inflation, newspapers, Kerry Stokes

John Odgers, Senior Lecturer in Business IT & Logistics - Talking Business 2010 Ep05b

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

John Odgers, Senior Lecturer in Business IT & Logistics, talks about the RBA’s outlook on the Australian economy, terms of trade and reasons for an increase in unemployment among 40 to 50 year olds. He looks at the automotive industry, a decline in manufacturing generally, and a fall-off in discretionary spending hitting the hospitality industry.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, RBA, Australian economy, terms of trade, unemployment, automotive industry, manufacturing

Senator Kim Carr, Australia’s minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research - Talking Business 2010 - Ep05a

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

The guest in this edition of Talking Business is Senator Kim Carr, Australia’s minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. He discusses the state of manufacturing in Australia as it faces the challenges of the information age and the changing balances of economic power in the world.

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iTunes Category: 
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, Kim Carr, manufacturing, information age

Michel Hogan, Branding Expert with Brandology - Dr Antony Young - Leon Gettler and Garry Barker - Talking Business 2010 Ep04

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Michel Hogan, Branding Expert with Brandology, talking about Toyota's branding issues. Dr Antony Young, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at RMIT University talks about the cashless society and Leon Gettler and Garry Barker discuss the week's issues in business.

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iTunes Category: 
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, Branding, Toyota, cashless, society

Lindsay Tanner, Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation - Professor Tony Naughton - Talking Business 2010 Ep03

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Lindsay Tanner, Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation. Economic analysis is provided by Professor Tony Naughton Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics,

Saul Eslake, Economist and Program Director of Productivity Growth, Grattan Institute - Sinclair Davidson - Talking Business 2010 Ep02

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Saul Eslake, Economist and Program Director of Productivity Growth, Grattan Institute. Economic analysis is provided by Sinclair Davidson from the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics

Chris Caldwell, General Manager of Marketing & Operational Support at Bakers Delight - Dr Alberto Posso - Talking Business 2010 Ep01

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A review of the week in business, with expert analysis and commentary

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Chris Caldwell, General Manager of Marketing & Operational Support at Bakers Delight. Economic analysis is provided by Dr Alberto Posso from the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler
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RMIT, Business, Economics, ABS, Bakers, Delight