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Stock market turmoil ‘an opportunity’ for startups

8:17AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 |  Australian investors say this week’s global stock market volatility can be seen as an opportunity for local startups as attention turns away from commodities.

Chasing the 'silver sliver': making sure innovation doesn't slip through our fingers

7:54PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 |  There are some widely-agreed facts regarding the current world economy, but how is Australia positioned to respond in a way that takes advantage of these trends?

The new economy - how do we get there from here?

6:30PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 |  The 2015 CEDA State of the Nation Old Economy/New Economy conference posed the question to delegates of what the new economy might look like and the challenges in getting to it.

Collaboration can add $46 billion to the Australian economy: Report

7:06PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 |  Improved workforce collaboration could add $46 billion to Australia’s national economy, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by Google Australia.

Act when your rivals cut back on marketing

10:42PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Start-ups are often tempted to keep marketing costs to a minimum, but increasing or holding marketing spending when your rivals cut back can help you seize market share from them.

Government offers $13.6 million to establish NBN-inspired Digital Hubs

1:16PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  More than $13 million has been set aside for the Federal Government’s Digital Hubs program, designed to highlight the opportunities presented by the National Broadband Network.

Retailers gloomy over first quarter prospects: Report

1:48PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Retailers remain pessimistic about their performance in the first quarter, according to a Dun & Bradstreet report, with expectations down 26 points compared with the same period in 2011.

Vic Govt pledges $2.3m for TV and games projects

12:55AM | Friday, 23 December 2011 |  The Victorian Government has set aside $2.3 million to support 18 projects across the state’s film, television and games sectors, expected to lead to a total expenditure of almost $30 million.

Start-up report prompts calls for immigration overhaul in US

12:40PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Almost half of 50 venture-backed companies in the United States were founded or co-founded by immigrants, a study shows, prompting calls for an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.

Businesses hail interest rate cut as an “early Christmas present”

12:14PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Industry groups have applauded the Reserve Bank’s decision to lower the cash rate to 4.25%, as the European debt crisis continues to impact on the Australian economy.
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