Business

Move Over Kebab… Charcoal Chicken is the New Crowd favourite

You don’t need silver utensils to eat good food, and the vast array of Sydney cafes and restaurants serving dishes from all around the world is a testament to that. Sydneysiders seem to have taken a liking to the simplicity and quality of local charcoal chicken shops. Kebab shops once dominated the Middle Eastern food game, but the rise of ...

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ABC Middle East Correspondent talks reporting in war-torn countries

She is usually the one asking the questions, but last Tuesday Debbie Whitmont, an Australian television journalist and writer for ABC’s Four Corners news program, was the one answering the questions as she took part in a Q and A session at the University of New South Wales. Organised by the faculty of Journalism, the session saw the veteran journalist being ...

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Belle Gibson’s wellness empire a ‘sham’: reports

A former Brisbane schoolgirl who claimed to have survived cancer due to a healthy lifestyle is facing accusations she fabricated the story to help develop a business. Belle Gibson, 23, founded an app called The Whole Pantry, which is marketed as the world’s first health, wellness and lifestyle app community. Ms Gibson was diagnosed with multiple cancers from 2009 but ...

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Shisha café venues fight to survive

From 6 July 2015, the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 will take full effect and all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be smoke free. With less than six months to go before the new laws are implemented, local Sydney eateries and smoking houses are beginning to feel the grunt – particularly Middle Eastern ...

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Mortgage rates lowest since 1968

Home loans have dropped to their lowest level in almost half a century after the Reserve Bank’s surprise interest rate cut in February. Mortgage rates fell to 4.9 per cent after the cut, levels not seen since 1968 – the year Martin Luther King Jnr was shot in the United States and Hey Jude by the Beatles was at the ...

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Oil prices fall in New York

New York oil prices have fallen in late trade, with the WTI contract breaking away from a stable trade in London to fall near the $US50 dollar line. West Texas Intermediate for March delivery settled at the official close on Friday at $US50.32 a barrel, down 82 US cents from Thursday, as the contract expired. WTI then continued to fall further in late ...

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Diverse Workforce Powers the Economy, say top business leaders

The Chief Executive of Australia’s biggest bank and chairman of the nation’s second largest telecommunications company are among a group of influential business leaders who are heading up a national campaign to promote the economic benefits of cultural diversity. The high-profile group all say that Australia’s cultural diversity can be harnessed as a competitive advantage in business. The pioneering television ...

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Etihad Airways Appoints First Female Emirati Airport Manager

Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed the first Emirati female airport manager in Japan.  Based in Nagoya, Fatima Al Kharousi will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s operations at Chubu Centrair International Airport and the smooth operation of its daily service between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya. Fatima joined Etihad Airways in 2009 as part of ...

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Arab Bank Group Net Profits Grow by 15% to Reach USD 577.2 Million in 2014 and 24.5% Dividend Distribution

Arab Bank Group reported net profit after tax and provisions of USD 577.2 million in 2014, a growth of 15% compared to the profit reported in the previous year. To enhance the Bank’s capital adequacy ratio and to further expand its business, the Board of Directors recommended distributing dividends of 24.5% for the year 2014, made up of cash dividends ...

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Business Leaders Launch National Campaign to Champion Diversity in the Workplace

The CEO of the Commonwealth Bank and the chairman of the country’s second largest telecommunications company are among a group of eminent business leaders who will feature in a national television campaign launched today to promote the economic benefits of Australia’s cultural diversity. The pioneering campaign showcases how Australia’s diverse workforce has contributed to the success and prosperity of many ...

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