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CDs are dead: Long live music
Amid all the talk of music streaming and the renaissance of vinyl, plummeting CD sales haven’t been getting a lot of media attention.
Market update: December 2017 Quarter
The global economy experienced further growth over the December 2017 quarter, with developed and emerging market equities experiencing strong absolute returns.
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Looks like a bubble, sounds like a bubble
The eye-watering price increases throughout 2017 was a speculators’ delight; but for investors, the spectacular rise in prices, the wave of new cryptocurrency launches and the widespread media excitem
Besotted by blossoms: the evolving Aussie flower industry
Who grew your Valentine’s Day roses? And what does the rest of the year have in store for growers? We unearth the facts and figures on the Australian flower industry.
To love, money and future bliss
Next Valentine’s Day, make a date with the ATO and check out the possibility of splitting with your spouse. No, wait, that came out wrong… let’s start again.
It takes a village to care for a village
There is a lovely African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which highlights the importance of community in the growth and development of children; our future leaders.
Don’t panic – the world is not falling apart
It's not easy to hold your nerve as you watch share markets plunge – but 'don’t panic' really is good advice.
Over the 2016-17 financial year China accounted for roughly a quarter of Australia's two-way trade, dwarfing the next biggest contributions from Japan and the US, both around 9%.
Cool, calm, collecting: 3 ideas for investing in art
Artworks can change hands for eye-watering amounts, but there are ways to build a collection without breaking the bank.
Dollars and sense: the Aussie dollar in 2018
A rising dollar is good news for some sectors, while a fall is good for others.
Our national credit hangover
Did you play a little fast and loose with your credit card over Christmas? You’re not alone.
Fruit of the vines: The rise of Aussie wine
Australian wine makers are pulling out of a slump and catering to a growing export and domestic market.
The questionable wisdom of crowds
We put our trust in crowds. Most of the big, important decisions in our society are made by large groups of people; be they government departments, cabinets, commissions, boards or juries.
Prices are the real BBQ stopper
What’s not to love about being the BBQ host with the most? The cost, that’s what. We take a look at the real cost of the average Australia Day barbecue.
Climate change with a cherry on top
Climate change is usually explained in terms of melting ice caps, rising sea levels and coral bleaching.
Goldfish blues: There’s something fishy about our focus
The humble goldfish may be able to focus for longer than us. Here are a few ways we may be able to regain the lead.
Outlook for 2018
The global economy is currently growing at its fastest pace in over five years; and the good economic news is likely to continue into 2018.
Life reboots at 50
Turning 50 offers plenty of upside. Old pressures ease off, making room for new adventures. Here are five ways to enjoy your sixth decade.
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