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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…

Emergency access to superannuation during the COVID-19 shock has triggered a spending spree for some Australians

This is episode number eighteen in our series for 2020 and today’s date is Friday, June 5.  First I talk to LiveTiles co-founder Karl Redenbach about remote working. And then I’ll be talking to RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal about the downturn in Australian property prices because of COVID-19. But first, let’s talk to Karl Redenbach. Listen to the full podcast…

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…