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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.

Scott Schober, American wireless cybersecurity expert - Talking Business 2016, Ep22

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Scott Schober. American wireless cybersecurity expert, the CEO and president of Berkeley Varitronics Systems talks about cyber wars and security systems

Interview with economist Saul Eslake on Brexit

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Brexit fallout
· Mayne Pharma’s push into the US market
· BHP planning to spend 1.2 billion on oil and copper exploration

Relevant links: https://www.bvsystems.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
cyber, security, hackers, Brexit, economies, EU, Mayne, drugs, BHP, milk, price, confidence

James Chin Moody, CEO of Sendle - Talking Business 2016, Ep.21

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plus Economist Shane Oliver

James Chin Moody , CEO and co-founder of the Sydney delivery startup Sendle, talks about disruption in the delivery business and competing with Australia Post.

Interview with AMP chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China’s growing appetite for overseas acquisitions

· HSBC forecasting that house price growth in Melbourne and Sydney will halve

· APN exiting the Australian newspaper industry by selling its regional publishing operations to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for $36.6 million

https://www.sendle.com

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
delivery, post, economics, China, confidence, milk, unions, Moody’s, Crown, Bega, Metcash, APN

Beverly Flaxington, Founder of The Collaborative - Talking Business 2016, Ep.20

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

Bestselling & Gold-Award Winning Author, College Professor, speaker, Trainer, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur and behavioral expert
Beverly Flaxington, talks about creating a more positive work experience.

Interview with economist RMIT economist Sinclair Davdison

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Investment in China crashing

· Fears about Brexit spooking markets

· Microsoft’s strategy in buying LinkedIn

http://the-collaborative.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
work, coaching, Government, opposition, costings, China, investment, Brexit, market, Microsoft, LinkedIn, NBN

Laura McManus of Konica Minolta - Talking Business 2016, Ep19

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Laura McManus, talks about business and human rights at Konica Minolta

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Fed now unlikely to raise rates while polls show Britain is moving close to a Brexit
· ASIC sues another bank, this time the NAB
· Ruslan Kogan’s growth forecasts for his IPO

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
ethics, business, GDP, inflation, income, ASIC, NAB, confidence, Kogan Webjet, mining, advertising

James Valentine of Fronde - Talking Business 2016, Ep18

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James Valentine, chief technology officer of Fronde talks about the connection between business strategy and digital strategy

James Valentine, chief technology officer of Fronde talks about the connection between business strategy and digital strategy

Interview with economist BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Market speculation about the Fed raising rates and British economist recommending a No Brexit vote in the referendum
· Australia’s iconic maker Patties is in advanced talks with private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.
· Australia’s sliding corporate profits

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
business, strategy, digital, Fronde, Fed, Drumpf, China, rates, Brexit, Patties, takeover, GDP

Tom Cridland on sustainable retail - Talking Business 2016, Ep17

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Plus interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Tom Cridland talks about sustainable retail

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Warnings about the impact of Brexit
· The Government’s rescue package for dairy farmers
· Wesfarmers 2 billion write offs at its Target retail and Curragh coal mining business

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
retail, sustainability, social, impact, Brexit, dairy, loans, Wesfarmers, Target, Curragh, IPO, dividends

Kay-Ingo Greves, CEO of Jedox - Talking Business 2016, Ep16

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Kay-Ingo Greves, the CEO of Jedox talks about the German business intelligence firm

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The latest figures showing the Chinese government’s stimulus package has had no impact

· The benchmark 10-year Australian government bond yield crashing to its lowest level in 141 years

· The Federal government shelving its controversial backpackers tax but critics say it should be scrapped

Relevant links: http://www.jedox.com/en/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
intelligence, business, superannuation, bonds, backpackers, penalty, litigation, milk, Coles, China, RBA, interest

Ned Moorfield of GoCatch - Talking Business 2016, Ep15

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Ned Moorfield who runs GoCatch talks about his company competing with Uber

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s foreign reserves increasing and the prospect of another bailout for Greece
· The Reserve Bank getting dragged into the election debate about negative gearing
· The crashing iron ore price

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Uber, taxis, competition, RBA, interest, China, reserves, Greece, CBA, Orica, Budget

Andrew Brown, COO Jagonal - Talking Business 2016, Ep.14

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Andrew Brown, the chief operating officer of JAGONAL talks about Australia’s most advanced office space search engine

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The slump in Chinese manufacturing

· The RBA cutting interest rates to a new low

· Analysis of the Federal Budget

https://jagonal.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Real Estate
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
office, search, Jagonal, Budget, analysis, RBA, interest, Kidman, tax, superannuation, deficit, banks

Russell Yardley - Talking Business 2016, Ep13

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Russell Yardley talks about what role technologists can play in the board room

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s debt reaching record levels
· The Turnbull government’s decision on subs
· The debate about negative gearing

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
directors, technology, government, policies, debt, China, subs, gearing, sharemarket, deficit, Quickflix, Apple