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News Flood insurance claims set to hit $50 million

The total claimed losses from the floods affecting Queensland and NSW are likely to hit $50 million this week, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.

Start-up TV Rags to riches to rags again?

SmartCompany editor James Thomson took time out from his busy schedule to talk to Today Tonight about the debt problems suffered by Nathan Tinkler, the former tradie who became Australia’s youngest billionaire.

News Half of SMEs fail after insurable loss

Almost 85% of SMEs think they are fully insured but around half fail after an insurable loss to their business, according to insurance experts.

News Christchurch earthquake could drive up reinsurance pricing

The devastating earthquake in Christchurch may have an impact on reinsurance pricing across the Tasman with premiums potentially rising for Australian businesses.

Features Top 10 ways to prepare your business for disasters

The clean-up from the floods is well underway, but how can you ensure your business isn’t sunk by a future disaster?

News Cyclone Yasi set to force further budget cuts

Cyclone Yasi has left a $1 billion damage bill for the state’s agricultural industries, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of further budget cuts to fund the recovery effort.

News Cyclone Yasi set to push up insurance premiums

Analysts say the financial impact of Cyclone Yasi on an already embattled Queensland will be severe and long lasting, with insurance premiums set to be immediately affected.

News Qld floods threaten GDP by 0.3%

The devastation of the Queensland floods has quashed earlier predictions of a minimal economic impact, with economists now fearing the floods could cut Australia’s GDP by as much as 0.3%.

News Queensland firms face flooding woes

Queensland business affected by floods in the state will face an average revenue loss of $20,000, while others will face losses well over $1 million.

News Start-ups under threat from ‘large-scale’ online fraudsters

Start-ups should adopt a risk management strategy to combat the “large-scale, criminal” threat to their online security, according to a new report.

News Start-ups falling foul of fraudsters

Start-ups are being urged to protect themselves from financial wrong-doing in light of new figures that show the cost of fraud has doubled in the last two years.

News CreditorWatch aiming to ward off late payers

New service lets small business owners co-operate to warn of bad debtors.

News Start-ups face taxing time under new TPB rules

Accountants body says compulsory indemnity coverage will force up the cost of basic bookkeeping services – and force part-timers out

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