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Eco-friendly Events: 10 clever ways to green your next conference

Eco-friendly Events: 10 clever ways to green your next conference

365体育投注 From choosing a conference venue that uses renewable energy, to reducing food miles by championing local producers on the menu, there are many ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your conference. It's easy to get carried away when planning conferences, but corporate events can be wasteful affairs if you don't make conscious cho...

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Brisbane builder Canstruct vies for Antarctic base project

Brisbane builder Canstruct vies for Antarctic base project

A family-owned Australian company hopes to be part of the first major revamp in 25 years for New Zealand's Scott Base research facility in Antarctica. Founded by Robin Murphy in the 1960s with a specialty delivering projects in remote locations, Brisbane-based Canstruct has been longlisted for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in the...

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Revenue doubles, losses halved for Bod Australia

Revenue doubles, losses halved for Bod Australia

365体育投注 Rapid medicinal cannabis prescriptions growth, new product launches and a UK expansion have lifted Bod Australia's (ASX: BDA) performance in the first half of FY20. The Sydney-based company saw its revenue almost double to $2.09 million, backed by strong growth from its medicinal cannabis division and consumer-focused CBD products bus...

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Jetstar suspends flights to South Korea

Jetstar suspends flights to South Korea

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 continues to derail travel plans after Jetstar announced last night it would be temporarily suspending a new direct flight service linking the Gold Coast with the Korean capital Seoul. The low-cost service was announced in May last year and flights began in December, but it will now be put on hold from 8 Mar...

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Nine Kaufland properties hit the market

Nine Kaufland properties hit the market

365体育投注 A portfolio of properties owned by Kaufland have come onto the market just over a month after the German hypermarket chain announced its shock exit from Australia. Colliers International has been appointed to sell the nine retail, industrial, and mixed-use sites across Victoria, Queensland and South Australia as part of the company's ...

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Our favourite venues for your next conference or event

Our favourite venues for your next conference or event

Choosing the right venue for your conference or event is never easy. The seemingly simple task of narrowing down options into a shortlist of primo venues can be daunting enough to be shoved right into the procrastination basket. After all that event is months away. You've got time? Right? Well, the sooner you get booking the s...

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Askable answers call for UX matchmaking

Askable answers call for UX matchmaking

Brisbane-based scale-up Askable is often referred to as an "Uber for user testing", its service attracting high-profile customers like Qantas, Accenture, Breville, CBS Sports and some of Australia's largest superannuation funds.  But the analogy doesn't quite cover the complexity of what Askable seeks to achieve.&nb...

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Expansion eats into NEXTDC profit

Expansion eats into NEXTDC profit

Data centre operator NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has posted its second consecutive half yearly loss today as it invests a record amount in infrastructure development. The company posted a loss of $4.9 million in 1H20, $1.75 million worse than the same time last year. It comes as the group has been on a path of growth, with costs associated with...

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NetLinkz helps Beijing government get people back to work

NetLinkz helps Beijing government get people back to work

February has been a busy and very successful month for cloud network solutions group NetLinkz Limited (ASX: NET). NetLinkz is the creator of the Virtual Invisible Network (VIN), a globally patented network technology that allows organisations to quickly connect sites, devices and staff over the internet through a unique network solution t...

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Rainfall is berry good news for Costa Group

Rainfall is berry good news for Costa Group

365体育投注 Australia's largest horticultural company Costa Group (ASX: CGC) will have a lighter citrus crop this year and its Chinese berry farms may face challenges, but investors were encouraged this morning as the company showed signs of relief for two key growing areas. Costa announced it had hit its earnings targets with an NPAT-SL of ...

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Sales double for Afterpay, Zipco but losses mount

Sales double for Afterpay, Zipco but losses mount

365体育投注 Customer numbers have spiked for Australia's leading buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) operators Afterpay Group (ASX: APT) and Zip Co (ASX: Z1P), but the bottom line shows little sign of improvement for now. Afterpay's total income surged 96 per cent to $220.3 million in the first half while Zip Co notched a sharp rise of 103 per cent in r...

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Coronavirus forces Flight Centre to revise guidance

Coronavirus forces Flight Centre to revise guidance

Flight Centre (ASX: FLT) has confirmed its bottom line in FY20 will be significantly impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19. The company now expects to lose potentially $100 million in earnings as a result, downgrading its outlook to $240-$300 million (previously $310-$350 million). The announcement follows a trading update ...

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AP Eagers divests refrigerated logistics business to free up debt

AP Eagers divests refrigerated logistics business to free up debt

365体育投注 Australia's largest automotive retailer AP Eagers (ASX: APE) has entered into a $100 million deal that will reduce its net debt by around $95 million. The company has sold its refrigerated logistics division to Sydney-based private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners on a debt and cash free basis. AP Eagers acquired the refrige...

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Little Green Pharma secures German export deal

Little Green Pharma secures German export deal

365体育投注 The latest medicinal cannabis company to list on the ASX, Little Green Pharma (ASX: LGP), is off to a smoking start after obtaining a three-year export deal with a German cannabis giant. LGP has signed a purchase agreement for the sale, export, and distribution of its medicinal cannabis oil and dried cannabis flower to Berlin-based Deutsc...

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Cromwell Property Group profits up 59 per cent

Cromwell Property Group profits up 59 per cent

A $110 million fair value boost to Cromwell Property Group's (ASX: CMW) investments has prompted a 59 per cent jump in statutory profit for the first half. The $227.3 million result was also bolstered by Cromwell's 'invest to manage' strategy, with operating profit rising by 26 per cent to $134.1 million. Cromwell CEO ...

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Suitor pulls out of race for National Storage

Suitor pulls out of race for National Storage

365体育投注 The Hong Kong-based company that kicked off the bidding to buy National Storage REIT (ASX: NSR) has thrown in the towel after completing due diligence. Gaw Capital Partners (GCP) made a $2.20 per share offer in January, which was followed by a similar bid from New York-headquartered private equity firm Warburg Pincus. A US$40 bil...

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Like a Photon Creative releases first movie The Wishmas Tree

Like a Photon Creative releases first movie The Wishmas Tree

Apart from Bluey and Blinky Bill, very few children's animated productions have come out of Australia for international release in recent years. Today that's about to change, with homegrown and local female-owned Like a Photon Creative (LAPC) releasing its first film The Wishmas Tree in 17 countries worldwide. Over the pa...

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Woolworths Group ups employee repayments to $315m

Woolworths Group ups employee repayments to $315m

Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW) has increased the amount of money owed to more than 5,700 employees from $300 million to $315 million. The revelation was announced this morning by WOW after the group concluded an in-house investigation that was expanded to include all Group businesses covered by the General Retail and Industry Award (GIRA). ...

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Virgin Australia reduces flight network as losses flow

Virgin Australia reduces flight network as losses flow

365体育投注 Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) has made the decision to slash its overall network capacity in the second half as losses take their toll on the group's bottom line. The three per cent reduction to its flight network is primarily in response to the impact coronavirus Covid-19 has had on the travel sector, with loss-making routes the first ...

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Bubs shrugs off coronavirus impact

Bubs shrugs off coronavirus impact

While Australia's tourism and retail markets are suffering from the impact of coronavirus Covid-19 a leading exporter of infant milk formula is thriving. Goat milk formula producer Bubs (ASX: BUB) says business has hardly been impacted as a result of Covid-19, with distribution problems being the main issue faced by the company at thi...

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Michael Hill shines online

Michael Hill shines online

365体育投注 A boost in e-commerce sales has contributed to some polished results for jewellery retailer Michael Hill (ASX: MHJ) in 1H20. Defying general Australian retail trends, the omnichannel player posted a 19.6 per cent increase to its NPAT, reaching $21.4 million during the half. The group succeeded online as e-commerce sales grew by a gene...

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Treasury Wine Estates profits to fall on Chinese standstill

Treasury Wine Estates profits to fall on Chinese standstill

The Asian market was a shining light for Treasury Wine Estates (ASX: TWE) until recently, but the Covid-19 outbreak has led the company to cut its earnings forecast downward for the second time in 30 days. In late January the group slashed its profit forecast for FY20 by 15 percentage points, driven by challenges in the US where a leaders...

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Jeanswest sold to former parent

Jeanswest sold to former parent

365体育投注 A buyer has been found for fashion retailer Jeanswest to save the chain from total collapse. Harbour Guidance, the Australian subsidiary of Hong Kong-based company Harbour Guide, will acquire Jeanswest for an undisclosed sum. Harbour Guide is owned by Mr Chun Fan Yeung who is a minority shareholder Jeanswest's previous parent Hows...

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BAF shows signs of recovery post-Blue Sky uncoupling

BAF shows signs of recovery post-Blue Sky uncoupling

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, or so the saying goes. But for Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX: BAF) its breakup with parent Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA) has been the right move. The investment vehicle has demonstrated it is capable of revival in its 1H20 results posted today. BAF posted revenue growth of 2...

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Coworking upgrade pays off for Servcorp with profit up 47 per cent

Coworking upgrade pays off for Servcorp with profit up 47 per cent

While coworking giant WeWork recorded US$1.3 billion worth of losses in the September quarter alone, a smaller Australia-based competitor has been plugging along with revenue and profit on the rise. In its first half results announcement today, global serviced offices provider Servcorp (ASX: SRV) announced a significant investment in mode...

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Shine launches class action against IOOF

Shine launches class action against IOOF

365体育投注 Financial services provider IOOF (ASX: IFL) is facing its second class action over alleged corporate misconduct, this time from law firm Shine. Shine Lawyers alleges shareholders suffered losses as a result of non-disclosure by IOOF as well as potentially misleading and deceptive conduct affecting purchasers of IOOF shares. The allega...

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SEEK braces for $110m sales cut in China

SEEK braces for $110m sales cut in China

With offices and factories closed across parts of China to try and keep the virus Covid-19 at bay, companies are more occupied implementing annual leave plans than recruitment. It is a situation that leaves Melbourne-based SEEK (ASX: SEK) very exposed, as before the outbreak it was expecting half its revenue to come from Chinese job site ...

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Dreamworld tragedy was simply a matter of time

Dreamworld tragedy was simply a matter of time

After four years of questions, inquests and grief, the families of the four people who tragically died at Dreamworld in October 2016 can receive some solace from a report handed down by the Coroners Court of Queensland today. In his findings Coroner James McDougall determined the 2016 Thunder River Rapids Ride (TRRR) disaster, which cause...

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Helloworld waves goodbye to growth as coronavirus takes hold

Helloworld waves goodbye to growth as coronavirus takes hold

Coronavirus Covid-19's latest tourism industry victim is ASX-listed Helloworld (ASX: HLO), with the company announcing it expects minimal if any growth in the second half. The travel distribution group says its retail leisure, wholesale leisure and corporate business will be impacted by the virus which has forced airlines to bin fligh...

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Steenackers mulls life after National Veterinary Care takeover

Steenackers mulls life after National Veterinary Care takeover

The founder and CEO of National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) plans to turn his attention to new health and technology ventures if shareholders vote in favour of VetPartners' $250 million takeover bid next month. After announcing a stellar result for the first half with revenue surging 30 per cent to $69 million and profits up by mo...

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