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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…

In Australia’s biggest crisis since the Depression and Morrison has adjourned Parliament until August

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 eight in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, March 27. First I talk to Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO and former GM of Microsoft…

Warnings that the coronavirus pandemic will bankrupt most of the world’s airlines by the end of May

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 seven in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, March 20. First I talk to Brendan McKeegan from Australian Plant Proteins, which has secured…

Australia’s economy will record its first recession since 1991, warns Bloomberg Economics and S&P Global

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 six in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, March 13. First I talk to Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at…

Modelling shows the Australian economy could be plunged into recession if the coronavirus outbreak goes global, with as much as 8% carved from growth over a year

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 five in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday March 6. First I talk to lawyer Rob Bryden who will provide commentary on what…