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Christmas spending ‘rather weak’: NAB

Retail spending in Australia appears to have been “fairly weak” over Christmas after thrifty locals exploited the Black Friday sales and reined in further excesses amid sluggish wage growth and falling property prices. National Australia Bank’s cashless retail sales index for December showed electronic purchases rose just 0.9 per cent from November. That led the bank’s economists to predict a ... Read More »

How to Develop a Case for Business Reliability Initiatives Without Spending a Fortune

Reigning in costs and finding weak areas within a business that bleed money are essential to achieving optimal growth. Using optimization tools can help with the planning stages of reliability initiatives and track your business towards increased success. Use the Tools Developed By Experienced Professionals Industry optimization experts have developed tools that can assist in locating the weaknesses in your ... Read More »

Christmas is just six weeks so here’s way to avoid a festive spending hangover

THERE’S just six weeks to go until Santa arrives and for many of us we won’t have saved a penny or even written up a presents list. Every year Santa’s looming arrival creeps up quickly and many Australians will be familiar with that feeling of an awful festive hangover in January — not just an alcohol-induced one but a spending ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s new leader doles out extra billions in education spending spree

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor offered ­subsidies to around 40,000 secondary school leavers and promised ­permanent jobs for more than 2,300 teachers on Wednesday as she outlined how she would spend the extra HK$5 billion a year on education she promised earlier. Keen to address concerns from across the political spectrum by tackling pressing issues, she said eligible students pursuing full-time ... Read More »