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THE NEWS WRAP: Mining industry takes out pre-budget advertising campaign

4:04AM | Friday, 13 April 2012 |  The mining industry has taken out a pre-budget advertising campaign against the Gillard Government to strike out against potential tax rises in the resources sector.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia to fast-track visas for US tradespeople

4:07AM | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 |  The Federal Government has announced it will fast-track the assessment process for skilled US workers coming to Australia.

Business confidence slips despite brightening conditions

3:42PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 |  Business confidence fell three points in February to one index point after strengthening gradually over recent months, NAB’s Monthly Business Survey reveals, while conditions improved marginally.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australian businesses cut spending

3:29AM | Friday, 2 March 2012 |  Australian businesses cut their spending in the fourth quarter, with the economy still propped up by the mining industry, new figures have revealed.

Five industries to soar and five to fall in 2012

1:02PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  The idea of Australia having a “two speed” economy has become so entrenched that it’s easy to overlook the less visible, but yet significant, factors at play among the nation’s start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Greens call for SME tax break but nothing for sole traders

9:23PM | Monday, 19 September 2011 |  Greens leader Bob Brown has called for proceeds from the Government’s mining tax be used to deliver a 5% reduction in the company tax rate for SMEs to 25%.

Interest rates biggest worry for business: Dun & Bradstreet

7:06PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 |  Interest rates remain the primary cause of concern among company executives according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey as businesses wait for the Reserve Bank to make its next move.

New employment figures highlight boom in health care

6:33PM | Friday, 17 June 2011 |  Health and social assistance has overtaken retail as Australia’s biggest employment sector, according to new data, suggesting start-ups should investigate business opportunities within this industry.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia set for negative economic growth in the March quarter

5:14AM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 |  Australia is set for negative economic growth in the March quarter following a surprise fall in company profits.

Restaurants best performing small businesses: Report

5:00AM | Monday, 30 May 2011 |  A new report reveals restaurants are the best performing small businesses in the country, while small businesses in regional areas are performing better than those in cities.
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