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Budget 'sweeteners' set scene for early election, crossbenchers say

Budget 'sweeteners' set scene for early election, crossbenchers say | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Treasurer Joe Hockey's bid to turbo charge small business is met with mixed reaction from industry insiders, as Government MPs come out in defence of the budget.
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To boost GDP, China may be making a mortgage bomb

To boost GDP, China may be making a mortgage bomb | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
The first Chinese interest-rate cut in more than two years is a stark recognition that the world's second-biggest economy is in trouble.

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The End of China’s Economic Miracle?

The End of China’s Economic Miracle? | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Debt and corruption are hobbling the Asian giant.

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Cosmetic retailer Sephora set to shake up local stores

Cosmetic retailer Sephora set to shake up local stores | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
It's going to be lipsticks at 10 paces when the giant cosmetics retailer Sephora opens in Australia, with the new entrant tipped to have more impact on local department stores than any of the new fashion labels, experts have warned.

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Coles in 'fresh' trouble again over Tasmanian pink lady apple claims

Coles in 'fresh' trouble again over Tasmanian pink lady apple claims | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Incensed consumer found much to chew over Coles apple advertisement.

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Australia's unemployment rate rises slightly before federal budget

Australia's unemployment rate rises slightly before federal budget | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Australia's unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 6.2 per cent, up from 6.1 per cent in March, with jobless rates jumping in Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania.
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China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

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Coca-Cola Amatil downsizes cans to increase sales

Coca-Cola Amatil downsizes cans to increase sales | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
After years of raising prices, Coca-Cola Amatil has taken the first step towards making its iconic soft drink brands more affordable, launching a 250ml can that will cost no more than $2 in convenience stores, petrol outlets and supermarket fridges.

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Woolworths sharpens prices on household staples after sales figures disappoint

Woolworths sharpens prices on household staples after sales figures disappoint | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Woolworths is cutting prices for grocery staples and relaunching its popular animal trading cards in an attempt to reinvigorate sales and meet profit guidance after posting its lowest quarterly sales growth for more than a decade.

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Jacqui Lambie throws down the gauntlet on Defence pay as PUP tensions deepen

Jacqui Lambie throws down the gauntlet on Defence pay as PUP tensions deepen | Business Studies Yr11 and 12 | Scoop.it
Jacqui Lambie has lashed out at her leader Clive Palmer for failing to support her protest against the meagre pay deal for Defence personnel and has left open the possibility of a Palmer United Party split.
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