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COVID-19 is the last nail in the coffin of globalisation, says World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart

This is episode number seventeen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, May 29.  First I talk to Caroline Bowler, CEO of BTC Markets,  the largest, most liquid Australian bitcoin exchange with 260,000 Australian customers trading more than $8 billion. And then I’ll be talking to economist Saul Eslake will offer his views on where the…

China to impose 80% tariff on Australian barley. Maybe the Americans will buy our barley to replace the amount they’ll be selling to China?

This is episode number sixteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, May 22.  First I talk to Patrick Coghlan, CEO of CreditorWatch, on new payment data suggesting that SMEs were struggling with cash flow issues long before the coronavirus lockdown measures came into play and were unprepared for the current downturn. And then I’ll…

It looks like the trade war is just heating up – with China now suspending imports from four Australian abattoirs!

This is episode number fifteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, May 15.  First I talk to the CTO of Fornetix and Cybersecurity expert, Chuck White over in Frederick, Maryland in the USA on Zoom Bombing and how to protect your remote workforce’s teleconferences from outside hackers. And then I’ll be talking to IFM…

Almost 1 million people lost jobs in the last 4 weeks and Australia is losing $4 billion a week

This is episode number fourteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, May 8.  First I talk to Chief Transparency Officer of TransparentBusiness, Moe Vela over in New York. An expert in remote working, he will provide valuable insight for businesses to help make this transition to remote work. Vela also served as a senior advisor…

The coronavirus pandemic will cause the global economy to shrink 4% in 2020 and lose more than %6 trillion, according to Bloomberg Economics

This is episode number thirteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, May 1.  First I talk to Andreas Dzumla, the founder of Longtail UX which managed to secure $5 million of funding when so many Australian businesses are struggling with the impact of COVID-19. How did he do it? And then I’ll be…

Richard Branson is bidding for Virgin to resurrect it

This is episode number tweleve in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, April 24.  First I talk to Didier Moutia, the commissioner of St John Ambulance Australia (NSW). And we’ll be talking about how St John Ambulance is using technology to support its 130 strong team of volunteers to remain connected and engaged with…

IMF says the “Great Lockdown” recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression

This is episode number eleven in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, April 17.  First I talk to the founder and managing director of Two Hands, Greg McLardie. Two Hands is a company that exports hundreds of millions worth of lobsters into China during COVID-19 and it risks the Chinese fish markets where the…

45% of Australian and New Zealand workers say their mental health has declined because of COVID-19

This is episode number ten in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, April 10.  And yes, it’s Good Friday. First I talk to uniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews giving her tips for business survival in this pandemic. And then I’ll be talking to economist Nicholas Gruen looking at what lessons we can learn from the pandemic…

Bloody hell! The US Federal Reserve estimates coronavirus job losses could top 47 million and a 32.1% unemployment rate

I am Leon Gettler. My job is to review and monitor the week’s news in business, finance, and economics. I bring it all to you, every week. This is episode number nine in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, April 3. First I talk to executive and leadership development coach Ronan Leonard who connects…