CONSUMERS PESSIMISTIC ENTERING 2017

CONSUMER confidence remains at its weakest point since April 2016, according to the latest Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment, despite low interest rates and rising equity prices in the lead up to the New Year. The index rose by just 0.1% in January, from 97.3 in December...

CONSUMERS PESSIMISTIC ENTERING 2017
SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD PROFIT FOR AP EAGERS
SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD PROFIT FOR AP EAGERS

AP EAGERS (ASX: APE) will beat guidance with its sixth-consecutive record profit when it reports its full year result...

FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER
FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

SHANNON Overs, co-founder of onPlatinum ICT, sees it too often, perhaps half a dozen times per year businesses tha...

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS
RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whe...

PROPERTY INDUSTRY CONFIDENCE GROWING IN QUEENSLAND POST MINING BOOM, BUT LAGS BEHIND OTHER STATES
PROPERTY INDUSTRY CONFIDENCE GROWING IN QUEENSLAND POST MINING BOOM, BUT LAGS BEHIND OTHER STATES

QUEEENSLAND's property industry has growing optimism about the year ahead, but the confidence of the state'...

SMES TAKE RETAIL MARKET SHARE AS CONSUMERS CHOOSE PERSONALISATION
SMES TAKE RETAIL MARKET SHARE AS CONSUMERS CHOOSE PERSONALISATION

IN a battle for the hearts and wallets of Australian consumers, it appears that small and medium retail businesses...

SCREEN QUEENSLAND CEO TRACEY VIEIRA RESETS THE STAGE FOR FILM SUCCESS
SCREEN QUEENSLAND CEO TRACEY VIEIRA RESETS THE STAGE FOR FILM SUCCESS

TRACEY VIEIRA has led Screen Queensland to three of its best years since taking over as CEO in 2014, bringing the ...

CANADA A JEWEL IN THE ROUGH FOR MICHAEL HILL
CANADA A JEWEL IN THE ROUGH FOR MICHAEL HILL

MICHAEL HILL has reported a 5.7 per cent increase in store sales for the six months to 31 December driven by its e...

QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS
QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

THE tourism industry in Queensland has shone in the past year, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast remaining two of t...

BOQ BOLSTERS FINANCE DIVISION WITH $20M BUYOUT
BOQ BOLSTERS FINANCE DIVISION WITH $20M BUYOUT

IN LINE with its strategy to target niche segments, Bank of Queensland (ASX: BOQ) has announced that it will acqui...

ACCC TO DRIVE A WEDGE IN AIRLINE PARTNERSHIP
ACCC TO DRIVE A WEDGE IN AIRLINE PARTNERSHIP

A MAJOR pending partnership between national airlines is under fire, as the Australian Competition and Consumer Co...

ACQUISITIONS PUT THE WIND BACK UNDER FLIGHT CENTRE'S WINGS
ACQUISITIONS PUT THE WIND BACK UNDER FLIGHT CENTRE'S WINGS

FLIGHT Centre (ASX: FLT) has completed a string of corporate travel acquisitions across Europe, a move which is ex...

DISAPPOINTED BUT RELIEVED - FLIGHT CENTRE REACTS TO END OF PRICE FIXING SAGA
DISAPPOINTED BUT RELIEVED - FLIGHT CENTRE REACTS TO END OF PRICE FIXING SAGA

FLIGHT Centre (ASX:FLT), which has been embroiled in a price fixing court case with consumer watchdog the Australian ...

FOOD TRUCKS AND OUTLANDISH DESSERTS: THE HOSPITALITY TRENDS OF 2017
FOOD TRUCKS AND OUTLANDISH DESSERTS: THE HOSPITALITY TRENDS OF 2017

FERMENTED foods, boutique coffee roasts, and Asian pancakes are some of the major hospitality trends set to boom n...

BUYER SPENDS $14 MILLION IN SINGLE TRANSACTION AT LUXURY NEWSTEAD APARTMENTS
BUYER SPENDS $14 MILLION IN SINGLE TRANSACTION AT LUXURY NEWSTEAD APARTMENTS

A BUYER has purchased $14 million worth of property in a single transaction at Kokoda Property's $119 million Ell...

NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT
NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT

RECKITT Benkiser has been slogged an extra $4.3 million by the Federal Court for misleading advertising of its Nurofe...

Companies

SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD PROFIT FOR AP EAGERS
SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD PROFIT FOR AP EAGERS

AP EAGERS (ASX: APE) will beat guidance with its sixth-consecutive record profit when it reports its full year result...

Property

RETIREMENT VILLAGE PLANNED FOR $6 MILLION MAROOCHYDORE SITE
RETIREMENT VILLAGE PLANNED FOR $6 MILLION MAROOCHYDORE SITE

AURA Australia Management has purchased a 9,154sqm site in Maroochydore for $6 million to build an apartment-style re...

Opinion

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS
RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whe...

Leadership

SCREEN QUEENSLAND CEO TRACEY VIEIRA RESETS THE STAGE FOR FILM SUCCESS
SCREEN QUEENSLAND CEO TRACEY VIEIRA RESETS THE STAGE FOR FILM SUCCESS

TRACEY VIEIRA has led Screen Queensland to three of its best years since taking over as CEO in 2014, bringing the ...

Entrepreneurship

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

DESPITE the fast-growing number of women studying STEM subjects at school and university, women continue to be und...

Technology

FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER
FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

SHANNON Overs, co-founder of onPlatinum ICT, sees it too often, perhaps half a dozen times per year businesses tha...

Finance

ARMINIUS MAKES ITS MOVE TO RETAIL INVESTORS
ARMINIUS MAKES ITS MOVE TO RETAIL INVESTORS

WITH a view to tapping the $600 billion self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) market, Brisbane-based Arminius Ca...

Marketing

NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT
NUROFEN FALSE ADVERTISING FINE INCREASED TO RECORD AMOUNT

RECKITT Benkiser has been slogged an extra $4.3 million by the Federal Court for misleading advertising of its Nurofe...

Executive Lifestyle

KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017
KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

BUSINESSES searching for efficiencies and improved systems are in search of knowledge workers early this year, say...

Conference And Events

QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS
QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

THE tourism industry in Queensland has shone in the past year, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast remaining two of t...

Video

BUSINESS BITES: KHEMISTRY
BUSINESS BITES: KHEMISTRY

WHEN digital strategist Andy Fyffe felt like he missed the boat for the last big thing in tech, he pledged to seiz...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter