Following a number of years in which sentiment among small businesses has been soft, it looks like the environment is picking up.
Fairfax Media's second-largest shareholder, fund manager Allan Gray, has further trimmed its stake in the media company.
Pharmacists will begin providing GP-like advice to reduce their reliance on shrinking dispensary income and competition from discount chains.
The banks' stronger appetite for home loans than business lending is putting the economy at risk, creating conditions similar to lead up to the global financial crisis, a fund manager says.
A late rally in the big miners was not enough to buoy the local stockmarket, which was dragged down by the big banks and retailers.
NAB chief Cameron Clyne says taxpayer funds in bailing out some industries could be better spent investing in sectors such as technology, and calls the drop in IT graduates 'absolutely scandalous'.
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The federal government has issued a record $7 billion, 12-year bond – the government’s largest ever syndicated debt raising.
Sweden's global fashion chain H&M has arrived in Australia with a new 'Australia Exclusive'' collection to take the fight to the local competition.
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