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Mahesh Sharma July 13, 2014 The Age What is bitcoin and why is it called a “cryptocurrency”? Bitcoin is the brainchild of the mysterious web developer Satoshi Nakamoto, who, in 2009, proposed a payments system for the 21st century. It...

MEDIA RELEASE July 16 2014 The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has applauded police efforts in apprehending petrol thieves in a stolen car in Werribee overnight. However it represents only a minor victory in the context of a major...

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS The following article from ‘The Australian’ is of great interest. If you have been following our newsletters you would have read about the impact that ALDI and Lidl have had on ‘traditional’ the UK supermarket industry....

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS In March 2012 AACS commissioned a survey to understand how senior people associated with our industry perceived the then new carbon tax. The results were: The biggest impact feared then was the potential for increased utility...

Jared Owens JULY 17, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN THE carbon tax has been repealed, fulfilling Tony Abbott’s “pledge in blood” to abolish the landmark Gillard government scheme. The Senate passed the government’s amended carbon tax repeal bills by a margin of...

Peter Hannam July 9, 2014 The Sydney Morning Herald Carbon price debate far from over Now that the Abbott government has succeeded in repealing the carbon price, who stands to win and who stands to lose? On the face of...

SOPHIE ELSWORTH JULY 15, 2014 NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK SHOPPERS can now buy their groceries and collect rewards points at the supermarket without carrying any cards. Coles is today launching its new “mobile wallet” allowing customers to pay without plastic....

Evan Schwarten July 15, 2014 The Age This week’s shopping list: milk, olive oil, broccoli and a personal loan. Supermarket giant Coles is taking on the big four banks by offering customers the ability to pick up loans and other...

JULY 15, 2014 News.com.au MOTORISTS won’t have to pay higher petrol taxes from August 1 as planned after the government today parked legislation to increase the excise because it wouldn’t pass the Senate. And the government has again deferred a...

Glenda Korporaal JULY 16, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL business in Australia can take little comfort from the words of the Murray inquiry into the ­financial system — or at least its progress as outlined by yesterday’s interim report. While the...

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