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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

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Patrick Henry

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Sat, 10 Dec 2022 00:05:00 +1100
‘As good as it gets’: Rate rises tipped to bring headwinds for banks
The costs to banks from rising interest rates will come more sharply into focus, as more borrowers struggle to manage the ballooning repayments on their loans.
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Sat, 10 Dec 2022 00:01:00 +1100
A year when rules no longer applied
In 2022, we saw some great stories of achievement, and other careers torn apart.
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Sat, 10 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +1100
HomeCo boosts fund management with $242.5 million deal
The purchase from Lendlease of two shopping centres is the largest deal for the retail sector in four years.
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Sat, 10 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +1100
Centuria Industrial inks $180.9m deal with Morgan Stanley
The partnership will result in the Morgan Stanley vehicle acquiring a 50 per cent stake in eight Centuria Industrial-owned assets for $180.9 million.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 16:47:50 +1100
ASX closes up as Wall Street breaks losing streak
Australia’s sharemarket closed higher on Friday, led by material stocks which bounced back after a day in the red on Thursday.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 15:26:49 +1100
Brisbane crypto exchange collapses, suspends 30,000 accounts
Digital Surge has appointed KordaMentha as administrator after getting caught up in the downfall of troubled international exchange FTX.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 14:10:50 +1100
Gina Rinehart muscles out Kerry Stokes in battle for gas group
Kerry Stokes’ Beach Energy has bowed out of its battle with Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Energy to acquire Perth Basin gas group Warrego Energy.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 13:32:14 +1100
Watchdog takes Swisspers owner to court for allegedly misleading investors
ASIC has accused health and wellness product company McPherson’s of misleading its investors and breaching its disclosure obligations when raising capital in 2020.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 13:14:54 +1100
BlueScope found guilty of attempted steel price fixing
Australia’s biggest steelmaker faces the prospect of a large fine after one of its now former executives tried to form a cartel with nine other companies to fix the price of flat steel products.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:39:58 +1100
The hard times are coming for the Australian economy
It’s clear the economy’s already started slowing and there is more trouble ahead in 2023. Limiting the decline will be a tricky task for the government and the RBA.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:32:00 +1100
The unknown ‘CEO whisperer’ who shook up a Wall Street giant
Big banks used to avoid touchy political issues that could interfere in business. But US giant Citigroup hasn’t shied away, making moves guided by an unlikely figure.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:23:21 +1100
Microsoft’s historic $102 billion video game deal is in doubt
The US Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, saying the tie-up between the Xbox maker and popular gaming publisher would harm competition.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:13:28 +1100
The worst of Europe’s energy crisis isn’t over
Energy markets are so tight that only a few degrees Celsius, or a few windless days, are what separate Europe facing blackouts from having enough power to make it through the winter.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 07:32:01 +1100
How will China turn its economy back on? The world is about to find out
The road map for China’s battered economy is highly uncertain after the easing of zero-COVID policies as it confronts challenges other countries have not had to face.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:00:00 +1100
Owners of youth website Junkee settle financial dispute
The managing director of Junkee Media will sell his stake and leave the business as concerns mount over its future.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:00:00 +1100
Binance Australia boss says country has ‘too many’ crypto exchanges
Binance Australia boss Leigh Travers believes the local market has too many exchanges and the current downturn will likely mean the end for some.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:05:00 +1100
Bare necessities: Consumers cut back on fashion as rates bite
The RBA’s pre-Christmas rate rise could dampen Australia’s passion for fashion with the latest consumer data suggesting shoppers are planning to spend less on categories like apparel and jewellery.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:01:00 +1100
The ‘work from anywhere’ movement finding a home in Australia
Remote work is here to stay, and some organisations are reaping the benefits of giving staff more flexibility.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:01:00 +1100
Mismanaged departure leaves lingering resentment
Termination of your employment should not have to involve public humiliation on your way out of the office.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 18:45:26 +1100
Energy pact to unleash ‘next wave’ of clean power investment
Clean energy developers say a historic deal to direct funds to storage projects such as big batteries and hydro will help unleash the next wave of investments.
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