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The RBA says unemployment will hit 10% because of Victoria with a subdued rebound keeping the jobless at 7%

This is episode number twenty-seven in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, August 7.  First I talk to Lyndall Spooner, the founder, and director of the consultancy and advisory firm Fifth Dimension. She’ll be talking about how business leaders now need to adopt a wartime mindset. And then I’ll be talking to IFM Investors chief economist…

Fear, US-China tensions and cheap money have lifted the gold price to a record high

This is episode number twenty-six in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, July 31.  First I talk to Accommodation Association CEO Dean Long. The Accommodation Association is the peak industry body and represents close to 3,500 hotels and nearly 58,000 employees across Australia. They’ve been doing it hard during COVID-19. And then I’ll be talking…

Jobkeeper and jobseeker payments: what do the changes mean for recipients?

This is episode number twenty-five in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, July 24.  First I talk to Hayden Brass from the little known oil company Zea Relief and its offer of a unique range of products that are changing the way people treat arthritis, inflammation, and pain at home. And then I’ll be talking…

Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has warned the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19 is not set for a V-shaped recovery but a Nike-shaped swoosh

This is episode number twenty four in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, July 17.  First I talk to Troy Roennfeldt from digital agency Increaseo which has set up a website Stimulus Package to help to arm all Australians with information regarding the recently implemented Stimulus Packages. Individuals and businesses will be able to…

The closure of Victoria’s borders risks slowing the national recovery, with the return to lockdowns in Melbourne also sapping business confidence.

This is episode number twenty three in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, July 10.  First I talk to Rachel Callen and Katie Croft about their “Thriving Through COVID-19” initiative which they set up to help hundreds of small businesses stay connected, inspired – and thrive – no matter how they’ve been impacted. And then I’ll be talking…

Coronavirus sends world stocks and Australian market to their worst start to a year in a decade

This is episode number twenty two in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, July 3.  First I talk to Aramex Australia CEO Peter Lipinski to discuss the increased demand on Australia’s transport and the delivery sector as online shopping orders boom with more people self-isolating and working from home, and how the Australian delivery…

Global recovery unlikely before 2024 at least, warns former Dow executive chairman and adviser to Morrison and Trump Andrew Liveris

This is episode number twenty one in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, June 26.  First I talk to Gavin Ward, CEO of Office National, looking at how businesses are coming up with some ingenious ways to entice staff back to work. These include perks, creative activities, wellness equipment, elaborate desktop accessories, parties, and more.…

Beijing in lockdown again as China confronts second coronavirus wave and hits global markets

This is episode number twenty in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, June 19.  First I talk to Ipsos Australia director David Elliott on the results of its latest ongoing surveys into COVID-19. The survey found that Australians are divided in their opinions about opening businesses due to concerns that it puts too many people…

U.S. civil rights & racial equity groups see a large surge in corporate donations in response to George Floyd’s death

This is episode number nineteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, June 12.  First I talk to leading Australian barrister Ian Neil SC on the implications of COVID-19 for the Gig Economy. And then I’ll be talking to economist Nicholas Gruen on the challenges of making forecasts about health and the economy. But first, let’s…