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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.

Stuart Mills- Talking Business 2016, Ep12

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Stuart Mills talks about communications and data services company CenturyLink

Interview with BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Why the price of oil will be on a downward plunge
· Two out of three voters supporting a royal commission and the government boosting ASIC
· Qantas reducing its planned domestic capacity expansion for the second half of its financial year, citing the federal election and reduced consumer demand

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

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
data, connection, RBA, interest, commission, banks, Qantas, McGrath, property, Aldi, mining, Kidman

Self-Driving Cars, Ian Porter - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 11

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Motoring specialist Ian Porter talks about the impact of self-driving cars on the industry

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The IMF downgrading the global economy

· Malcolm Turnbull’s plans for high speed rail

· Clive Palmer facing criminal charges with Queensland Nickel being put into administration

www.linkedin.com/in/ian-porter-88851020

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
cars, automated, banks, commission, IMF, global, Palmer, liquidation, Arrium, administration, consumer, rail

Noga Edelstein, Urban Outsource - Talking Business 2016, Ep10

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Noga Edelstein talks about Urban Outsource, the Uber of home services

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
Malcolm Turnbull saying the Budget will be about growth, not fixing the deficit.
The ATO investigating more than 800 high net wealth Australian clients of the controversial Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca,
The blow-out in the Australian trade deficit

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

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iTunes Category: 
Entrepreneurship
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
services, outsource, tax, states, Federation, deficit, budget, Optus, RBA, interest, IMF, retail, trade

George Lucas, Managing Dir. Acorns Australia - Talking Business 2016, Ep.9

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plus economist Stephen Koukoulas

George Lucas talks about Acorns Australia, a fintech app for investors.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- The US Fed not rushing to raise interest rates again.

- Australia being one of seven nations in danger of a debt crisis

- Medibank Private selecting a banker as its new CEO to boost its profits.

https://acornsau.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
market, investors, Fed, interest, debt, crisis, Foxtel, Virgin, accountants, Medibank, CEO, tax

James Law, Envato - Talking Business 2016, Ep8

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Envato human resources director James Law talks about how the Envato marketplace works.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Markets respond to the Brussels terror attacks and concerns about China’s rising corporate debt levels

· The Budget bought forward to May 3 with the prospect of a double dissolution election

· ASX chief Elmer Funke Kupper quitting over bribery scandal and ASIC warns businesses to fix their ethics and culture.

Relevant links:

https://envato.com/index.html

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
market, Fed, interest, China, debt, budget, election, bribery, ASIC, ethics, culture, farmers

Monica Rosenfeld, Managing Director of WordStorm PR - Talking Business 2016, Ep7

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Monica Rosenfeld gives her tips on running a business

Monica Rosenfeld gives her tips on running a business.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s slowing figures for industrial production and retail but booming real estate data

· Treasurer Scott Morrison saying there’ll be no personal tax cuts in the Budget

· Ruslan Kogan saving Dick Smith

Relevant links:

http://wordstormpr.com.au/meet-team/monica-rosenfeld-managing-director/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
management, tips, NDIS, China, tax, superannuation, Kogan, Asciano, takeover, Telstra, nickel, budget

Kerry Lee Sinclair, CEO QSR International - Talking Business 2016, Ep. 6

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plus economist Saul Eslake

Kerry Lee Sinclair, CEO at QSR International, talks about product innovation and data management.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The soaring iron ore price

· The prospect of an early budget

· Clive Palmer sacking administrators and taking over his refinery again

http://www.qsrinternational.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Finance
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
data, superannuation, CGT, Costello, Fortescue, Vale, mining, budget, construction, Seven, Google, Palmer

Adrian Lovney - Talking Business 2016, Ep5

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Adrian Lovney talks about the revolution in payment systems with his payments providing company Cuscal

Adrian Lovney talks about the revolution in payment systems with his payments providing company Cuscal
Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· Chinese manufacturing contracting sharper than expected and warnings from former Bank of England chief Mervyn King of an imminent financial crisis.
· Agriculture overtaking mining as Australia’s biggest export earner
· Data showing that Australian profits, sales and inventories have nosedived.

Relevant links: https://www.cuscal.com.au/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
payments, banks, GDP, RBA, China, crisis, tax, mining, agriculture, profits, interest, manufacturing

Scott Brennan, President of Bold Break Inc. Talking Business 2016, Ep4

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plus economist Sinclair Davidson

Scott Brennan, President of Bold Break Inc. talks about his BOLDskills℠, Surging Team leadership methodology.

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The British referendum on the EU

· BHP Billiton slashing its dividend

· Profit reports

http://boldbreak.com/

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iTunes Category: 
Management
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
teams, GST, tax, Britain, referendum, superannuation, BHP, dividend, Uber, competition, Asciano, profits

Adam Wadi - Talking Business 2016, Ep3

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Adam Wadi talks about his business Get Qualified Australia

Adam Wadi talks about his business Get Qualified Australia which is a skills recognition program

Interview with economist BT economist Chris Caton

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· The Japanese economy contracting, China reassuring world markets that the yuan will hold its value and oil producing nations try to stop the collapse in the oil price
· Negative gearing become an election issue
· All the latest profit reports

Relevant links: http://www.gqaustralia.com.au/blog/

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
qualifications, careers, markets, volatility, china, Japan, GDP, oil