Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The impacts of China’s COVID lockdowns on Australian agriculture

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Strict lockdowns in China – as the country tries to eradicate the spread of COVID – are not only affecting its citizens, but also having flow-on impacts on trading partners, like Australia. There are four impacts of the lockdowns that are set to have ramifications for agribusiness – disruptions to freight logistics, Chinese corn plantings, dairy demand and hog pricing.

How Brexit is creating a host of new export and trading opportunities, especially for...

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As the United Kingdom begins to settle after the changes brought on by Brexit, it is clear that many traditional avenues of export – and by extension business growth – have been closed off. Goods and services trade with EU partners is declining, but other regions are now rising to fill the breach.

Landmark decision sees RI Advice found guilty of breaching obligations

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The Federal Court has found RI Advice, an Australian Financial Services licensee, guilty of breaching its license obligations to act efficiently and fairly when it failed to have the appropriate cyber risk management systems to effectively manage its cybersecurity risks. 

Women taking bolder steps in the new age of female investor power

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For too long the investment space has been dominated by male investors, but I believe the next decade will define a new age of female investor power. This has partly been driven in the US by investment democratization through the crowdfunding boom and growth in the private securities market, and by a post-pandemic re-appraisal of household finances.

Here are the top three telecom infrastructure trends to watch in 2022

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A new approach to towers, growth of neutral hosts, and an expansion of private networks. Those are three strong trends to consider in telecom infrastructure for 2022. A strong recovery post-pandemic has further accelerated the transition of society moving to digital platforms.

Tissue regeneration technology will revolutionise surgery in Australia

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It is one of those rare small companies on the cusp of being able to play a key role globally – and Australia will play a crucial role in that journey. Osteopore is on an exciting path, we have commercial traction, and our novel medical tech platform is proven and has numerous apps for bone regrowth and hopefully in the near future for cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

How might digital waste help in the fight against climate change?

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Developing a level of public understanding and trust around the use of alternative data is essential to transforming what would be digital waste into exciting and innovative solutions. The amount of valuable web data coming out of the global data exhaust will continue to rise. We must use this ‘waste’ to our advantage to tackle climate change and meet key targets while respecting compliance requirements and acting responsibly.

Telstra and TPG merger not in the strategic interests of Australians

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Commpete, Australia’s leading alliance of challenger telecommunication companies, has come out in opposition of proposed merger of Telstra and TPG’s regional and rural mobile networks, calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to do the same.

Banking grows up: Why coming changes will upend the industry

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For an industry with such a conservative reputation, banking has been upended more times than most. Change has been the only constant, from deregulation to the internet to the pandemic. We’re now on the verge of something else. It's not going just to prompt banking to do what it does better; it's going to shift what banking is – to clients and itself.

The coming reckoning will show ROI accruing from threat intelligence

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Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for long. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained intel operators from the public sector, focusing on gathering data to thwart national security threats.