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Webinar: Purchasing business assets.

October 15, 2019
The dilemma of whether to purchase more assets for a business can be reduced somewhat by understanding what drives the need for assets, how they will support the business in generating income or efficiencies, and what are the key considerations when buying and funding your business assets.

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Economics: Case for cut by RBA still strong despite more opaque conclusion in Governor's Speech

September 27, 2019
This week’s speech was more guarded than we saw in May but easing cycle has now begun and key theme around unemployment was very similar while global views have changed.

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SME: Making News 'Nice being challenged': SME games in Sydney's west 'Nice being challenged': SME games in Sydney's west

September 27, 2019
“Western Sydney is on the cusp of an economic boom,” says Mark McKenzie, chair of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia and a Paddl Games judge.  

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Environment: Plastic: the war, the wake-up call and the way out

September 19, 2019
Darren Andrews says Asia’s bans on waste imports provides an opportunity for Australia to address the problems.

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Economics: RBA Statement on Monetary Policy sees deterioration in outlook

August 9, 2019
The forecasts in the SOMP assume the two more rate cuts which are currently in market pricing and yet the forecasts have deteriorated; this has generated some discussion from the Governor around unconventional monetary policy.

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Property: Under the hammer - housing’s spring test

August 8, 2019
Jessie’s guarded confidence – and many other hitherto frustrated home seekers – will be tested in the upcoming spring selling fiesta, which is being watched even more closely than normal this year as a key update on market sentiment and whether the two-year housing downturn is over.

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PODCAST: Has the housing market bottomed?

July 12, 2019
“I think there are some pretty clear signals that we have stabilised in the key Sydney and Melbourne markets and that’s probably enough to stabilise national prices,” Westpac senior economist Matthew Hassan says in a podcast. 

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Property: Innovation or evolution? Mortgages through the ages

June 27, 2019
Will Ranken, Westpac’s general manager of home ownership, says while the purpose of the mortgage hasn’t changed over time, the Australian market has seen several variations and options introduced amid shifting customer needs.  

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Business: Quick and authentic ways to increase your sales webinar

Are you achieving the sales you want? The founder of Sales Redefined, Abbie White, help us find quick and authentic ways to help increase your sales.

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