Boeing has warned of delays in deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets, with the aircraft grounded by air safety regulators in several countries as a result of overheating batteries.
China’s State Council has unveiled new energy conservation plans that would see the nation dramatically cut the growth rate of its coal consumption.
Australian musician Clare Bowditch will accelerate the development of her side project Big Hearted Business after smashing her $26,450 target on local crowdfunding platform Pozible.
G’Day USA has returned with a vengeance in 2013, with more than 25 events set to showcase Australian business capabilities, marking the 10th anniversary of the promotion vehicle of all things Australian.
Businesses large and small are rushing onto Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to engage with customers.
The healthcare and social services sectors now employ more people than any other industry in Australia, according to results from the 2011 Australian census.
Climate Friendly, a business that helps households and companies reduce their contribution to climate change, has been named the City of Sydney Business of the Year 2012.
I see so many start-ups that simply waste money, unintentionally (I've invested in them).
In the previous post on Being Unique I discussed what a unique selling proposition (USP) is and how vital it is to a successful business.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has urged business and union leaders to “speak up” for the Australian economy in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Asian markets.
Australia needs to review the level of assistance given to specific industries to better help businesses that are struggling, according to a Productivity Commission report.
Facebook’s share price slumped by 11% on its second full day of trading, sparking debate that the tech giant’s stock was given an overvalued initial price.
Google is asking the High Court to overturn a finding that it published misleading and deceptive advertisements, in a case that will have big ramifications for online advertising.
The Federal Government has announced it will fast-track the assessment process for skilled US workers coming to Australia. Under the agreement, US tradespeople will able to complete a skills assessment before coming here. It will mean faster processing times for 457 visa applicants and better job security. The changes are designed to deal with the skills shortage in the construction and resources industries. Jetstar faces fine over pilot pay Qantas offshoot Jetstar could face hefty fines if allegations are proved that it hired trainee pilots from New Zealand on individual contracts but did not pay them superannuation and charged them for training in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman launched legal action yesterday against Australian companies Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd and Jetstar Group Pty Ltd, and New Zealand entity Jetstar Airways Limited. Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson alleges Jetstar Airways Limited breached workplace laws when it hired the trainee pilots on individual contracts in New Zealand, when it was foreseeable they would work predominantly in Australia. Rates tipped to remain on hold Economists are not expecting the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates today, despite a low inflation rate creating favourable conditions. According to the monthly TD Securities-Melbourne Institute Inflation Gauge, the annual rate of inflation has reached a two-year low of just 1.8%. However, none of the 24 economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting the RBA to cut the official cash rate when the board meets later today. Overnight The Australian dollar has risen after the release of strong manufacturing data in the US. At 6.30am, the local unit was trading at 104.27 US cents, up from 104.07 cents yesterday.
Liberal premiers are working to take control of the Federal-state agenda to overcome obstacles in the Gillard Government’s process, and pursue new reforms following the election of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Raging at the incompetency of a large, faceless corporation via their outsourced call centre is an experience that most of us have had to endure.
In 2011, Sally Porteous put her hand up for a Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) redundancy from her role as a senior sponsorship and events officer with the Queensland Government.
The review of the Fair Work Act is broad enough for people to get their views across, experts say, but the one-month timeframe and the Government's willingness to change the laws if need be are still in question, experts say.
Hopefully, your business will one day command a huge advertising budget, tasking hordes of Don Draper-types to scurry around and devise knockout marketing strategies for you.
Social media can be loads of fun and is a very effective way to communicate with your community of supporters. Here are six steps to help you nail it.