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Online, businesses are fuelled by a different set of economic forces than those that exist purely offline. Online, businesses are fuelled by a different set of economic forces than those that exist purely offline. x-ray delta one/Flickr

Why there’s no Pepsi® in cyberspace

The world of big business is littered with once popular but now discarded household names like Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster. In this disruptive forces series we find out who might be next, uncovering…
“And then there’s this…” Will there be any surprises in store for this year’s budget? “And then there’s this…” Will there be any surprises in store for this year’s budget? AAP

Wish list for Wayne Swan: what the experts want from the budget

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan will be busy tonight handing down the Federal Budget with all the policy settings we’ll need to ensure Australia’s future prosperity (and not simply as a re-election platform…
People employed in the mining industry are enjoying the boom, but what about the rest of us? People employed in the mining industry are enjoying the boom, but what about the rest of us? AAP

It’s all smiles for some, but mining boom benefits don’t ‘trickle down’

One of the most interesting features of the mining boom is the way that it is opening up old, and unresolved, political and policy debates in Australia. Do we trust that the benefits to the small group…
BlueScope has fallen victim to a changing export market, high Australian dollar and gradual structural shift to free trade policies. BlueScope has fallen victim to a changing export market, high Australian dollar and gradual structural shift to free trade policies. AAP

‘Once upon a time, when Australia had a steel industry …’

Once upon a time, 30 years ago, when we still thought the steel industry was an endless and bottomless well for economic growth and employment, many of us also believed in industry policy, corporate responsibility…

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