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Dec 12, 2011

Financial and Forex Info News | The Australian Business Briefing: Conditions nudge higher

Conditions nudge higher
James Glynn AUSTRALIAN business conditions nudged higher last month as a cut in interest rates helped shore up the economy.
Rate cuts to ease mortgage stress
Geoffrey Rogow AUSTRALIAN mortgage delinquencies declined in the third quarter and are tipped to continue to improve after the RBA's rate cuts.
Gay's inside trade case begins
Sue Neales FORMER Gunns chairman John Gay appeared in court today on charges of insider trading brought by the securities regulator.
Shares hit by EU ratings cloud
Sarah Turner THE sharemarket was firmly in the red this afternoon after ratings agencies weighed in on last week's "gradualist" EU summit.
Ooh Media backs takeover offer
Simon Canning Outdoor advertising company Ooh Media Group has agreed to a takeover by Champ Private Equity in a $163 million deal.
Virgin ups Darwin services
Steve Creedy, Aviation Writer VIRGIN and Singapore have begun their northern offensive under their new alliance, with new services to Darwin.
Agri export value to jump 6pc
Ray Brindal THE value of exports from Australia's agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors is forecast to rise 6.2 per cent to $38 billion.
Energy market rules
John Durie MARTIN Ferguson's White Paper on energy makes it clear he's a firm believer in how the market can deliver efficient solutions.
Financial Markets
Shares hit by EU ratings cloud
Sarah Turner THE sharemarket was firmly in the red this afternoon after ratings agencies weighed in on last week's "gradualist" EU summit.
Stocks tumble on Europe
Wall St slumps as EU joy fades
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Emissions door closing says energy boss
Roseanne Barrett GLOBAL leaders have until 2017 to devise a legally binding agreement to limit climate change warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
Nuclear power remains 'an option'
Orica restarts 'leak' plant
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Financial and Forex Info News | Kitco New York Market Close Report

New York Market Close Dec 12/11 05:23 PM EST

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Construction group in administration, Five challenges for our new small business minister, Building trust in your business, ATO boat

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Today on SmartCompany, we examine another blow to the construction sector with the collapse of an Adelaide construction company.

We also lay out five challenges for new Small Business Minister Mark Arbib. As James Thomson says in Entrepreneur Watch, his big workload raises some questions about how much time he will have to dedicate to SME issues.

Don’t miss marketing expert Nina Hendy’s feature on building trust in your business and look out for legal expert Andrew Douglas on the new IR risk for employers – brand trashing.

Industrial Relations
Brand trashing: The new IR revolution
It is close to Christmas and time to reflect upon the year in industrial relations. BY ANDREW DOUGLAS.
Brand Trashing

Advertising and Marketing
How to earn and build trust in your business
Establishing your business as trustworthy might be more important than you think given today's economic instability. BY NINA HENDY.
Nina Hendy

Aunty B
I have apologised but my co-worker still won't forgive me!
Are you nuts? Escalate it? Why would you do that? This sort of nonsense reflects badly on both of you.
Aunty B

People problems
Eve Ash
Everyone needs to decide what is right for them, how much they influence others and how much alcohol influences their communication skills and judgement.
Eve Ash

Franchise tips and trends
Jason Gehrke
Conflict can occur in any relationship, and franchising is no different.
Jason Gehrke

Retail trends
Michel Hogan
I’ve been talking about "Bob" now for a couple of weeks and it’s getting a good response. One of the key differences deserves more airtime – the role of the customer.
Michel Hogan

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
The small business portfolio has been lumped onto the workload of an already busy minister. How much attention will it really get?
James Thomson