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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.

Marissa Senzaki and Judy Watkins from Slack - Talking Business 2016, Ep.32

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

Marissa Senzaki and Judy Watkins talk about the new business messaging system Slack

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China being put on notice about the steel glut at the G20

· The ACCC looking at breaking up Telstra monopoly on rural phone coverage

· Alibaba opening up for Australian companies

https://slack.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
messaging, teams, GDP, RBA, steel, G20, Lloyds, jobs, pizza, NEXTDC, trade, Brexit

Alistair Wardlaw and Alan Stockdale from Knosys - Talking Business 2016, Ep.31

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Alistair Wardlaw and Alan Stockdale talk to about the knowledge management platform Knosys

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The prospect of the Fed raising rates in September

· Labor accusing the Turnbull government of being "entirely deceptive" about a budget savings bill

· US hardware giant Lowe's throwing a spanner into Woolworths' moves to offload its Masters hardware stores.

http://www.knosys.it/

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Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
IT, knowledge, platform, RBA, interest, omnibus, budget, savings, Lowes, Woolworths, hardware, Samarco

Director of CSIRO Futures, James Deverell - Talking Business 2016, Ep30

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How to create sustainable growth and competitive advantage by harnessing science, technology and innovation.

James Deverell, the Director of CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory and foresight arm of Australia’s national science agency talks about the advice his team gives to some of Australia's largest companies and government on how to create sustainable growth and competitive advantage by harnessing science, technology and innovation.

Interview with AMP economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The way the two sides are butting heads over the budget in the lead up to parliament resuming next week

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
business, science, technology, profits, resources, banks, parliament, tribunal, budget, consumers, confidence, Woolworths

Australian Country Manager of Square, Ben Pfisterer - Talking Business 2016, Ep29

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Australian Country Manager of Square, Ben Pfisterer, provides insights into how Square is empowering small business - from streamlining processes to mobility and technology

Australian Country Manager of Square, Ben Pfisterer, provides insights into how Square is empowering small business - from streamlining processes to mobility and technology

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Malcolm Turnbull picking another GST fight
· FIRB explaining the security concerns of selling Ausgrid to the Chines
· All the profit figures

Relevant links: https://squareup.com/au

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
square, mobility, business, GST, states, Turnbull, Ausgrid, FIRB, banks, commission, tribunal, profits

Sreelesh Pillai, Marketing Dir. at Freshdesk - Talking Business 2016, Ep.28

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plus economist Nicholas Gruen

Freshdesk marketing director Sreelesh Pillai talks about how his business offers customer support solutions helping companies interact with customers across all channels, including social and mobile.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Treasurer Scott Morrison saying national security will be a key focus in any decision on selling Ausgrid.

· The Turnbull government facing an almighty struggle to pass its centrepiece election policy – the 10-year plan for company tax cuts

· All the week’s profits.

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iTunes Category: 
Marketing
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
customers, issues, RBA, interest, Ausgrid, security, Senate, tax, profits, Southgate, superannuation, jobs

Business Coach, Ashley Thomson - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 27

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Business coach Ashley Thomson talks about what businesses need to get ahead.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Chinese manufacturing shrinking and Japan’s stimulus package

· Forecasting agency BIS Shrapnel warning that apartment building will collapse 50 per cent around Australia over the next four years.

· Australia’s trade deficit widening sharply and Australian building approvals falling to a seven month low,

Relevant links: http://www.tenfoldcoaching.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
coaching, business, RBA, interest, inflation, Japan. China, mortgage, building, Singapore, Olympics, profits

Neville Hurst, Snr Lecturer in Property at RMIT - Talking Business 2016, Ep.26

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

RMIT property senior lecturer Neville Hurst talks about how real estate agents aren’t benefitting from solar as a selling points

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Donald Trump threatening to pull the US out of the WTO

· The Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government won’t back down on its contentious changes to superannuation

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iTunes Category: 
Real Estate
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
property, agents, solar, CPI, interest, RBA, Trump, WTO, Morrison, super, Woolworths, Aldi

Professor Larissa Hjorth on Pokemon Go - Talking Business 2016, Ep25

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Plus interview with AMP Capital economist Shane Oliver

Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth, an artist, digital ethnographer and Professor in the Games programs of RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication, talks about the business impact of Pokemon Go

Interview with AMP Capital economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· IMF warning about the impact of Brexit on the global economy
· Australian super fund returns have hit a four year low
· RBA flags rate cut in August

Relevant links: http://www.larissahjorth.net/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Pokemon, business, community, markets, Brexit, China, RBA, interest, IMF, superannuation, housing, Arrium

Chris Richardson, CEO Linius Technologies - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 24

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

Chris Richardson, the CEO of Linius Technologies, talks about the company’s world first video virtualization engine

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Malcolm Turnbull’s challenges proceeding with budget repair now that he’s won the election

· Economic forecasting agency BIS Shrapnel says home prices across the country will slip over the next three years.

· Joseph Gutnick going broke

http://www.linius.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
video, budget, Senate, Billabong, business, confidence, Moody’s, RBA, Billabong, healthcare, Gutnick, profits

Megan Mulia Dir. Research & Info. at AsiaLink - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 23

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Plus Economist Stephen Koukoulas

Megan Mulia Director Research and Information at AsiaLink talks about the growing business links between Australia and Singapore.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Forecasts of the pound reaching new lows post Brexit

· Ratings agencies warning the next government about Australia’s credit rating in light of the tight result

· The heat on the Turnbull government to abandon its contentious changes to superannuation following Saturday’s election

http://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/residency_program/past_residents/res...

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Singapore, Australia, election, parliament, ratings, superannuation, RGC, wine, RBA, building, services, insolvency