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Telstra acclerates tech training with $25m package – The Australian Financial Review

Telstra acclerates tech training with $25m package – The Australian Financial Review

Oct 7, 2019 — 10.22amTelstra is the latest company seeking to increase the skills of its workforce by forging university partnerships.As part of a new $25 million training package, the telecommunications giant will use “workplace coaches” to strengthen staff in “skills, practice and mindset”. But it is the new university partnerships that will lift this…
Telstra accelerates tech training with $25m package – The Australian Financial Review

Telstra accelerates tech training with $25m package – The Australian Financial Review

Oct 7, 2019 — 10.22amTelstra is the latest company seeking to increase the skills of its workforce by forging university partnerships.As part of a new $25 million training package, the telecommunications giant will use “workplace coaches” to strengthen staff in “skills, practice and mindset”. But it is the new university partnerships that will lift this…
IMF warns world must take urgent steps to reduce global warming with carbon taxes the best way to do it

IMF warns world must take urgent steps to reduce global warming with carbon taxes...

WASHINGTON — Countries around the world should urgently begin accelerating efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the best way to do that is through implementation of carbon taxes and global cooperation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.“Global warming causes major damage to the global economy and the natural world and engenders risks of…
Canada’s economy gains 54,000 jobs, blowing past expectations

Canada’s economy gains 54,000 jobs, blowing past expectations

Canada posted another surprisingly strong month of job gains in a labour market that is on track for one of its best years on record.The economy added 53,700 jobs last month, Statistics Canada said Friday in Ottawa, following a gain of 81,100 in August. Canada has now added 358,100 since December, the most in the…
William Watson: Maxime Bernier wants to be seen as a conservative in a hurry

William Watson: Maxime Bernier wants to be seen as a conservative in a hurry

If you’re a conservative, you’ve probably got a checklist of things you believe. Let’s see how, in his 2,273 words in Monday night’s debate, Maxime Bernier stacks up. (Yes, I did count. The other leaders had: Scheer 4,037, Trudeau 3,824, Singh 3,780, May 3,446 and Blanchet 2,254. The transcript records two interventions by “Unidentified male”…
This is the industry driving growth in Canada’s job market

This is the industry driving growth in Canada’s job market

Canada’s health-care industry can take much of the credit for helping buoy the nation’s labour market during a time of global deceleration.Over the past five years, health care added 249,000 jobs, about a fifth of the total and the largest show of strength among 16 industries in a ZipRecruiter analysis of labour market data from…
Prerequisites for your SMSF to buy land – The Australian Financial Review

Prerequisites for your SMSF to buy land – The Australian Financial Review

You need to demonstrate that what you're planning is a viable business enterprise, writes John Wasiliev, who answers your questions on superannuation.Oct 9, 2019 — 11.08amQ:  My question is similar to one published recently. I’m looking at investing in vacant land through my self-managed super fund (SMSF) that I intend to eventually retire to with…
Microsoft returns to phone fold with folding phone – The Australian Financial Review

Microsoft returns to phone fold with folding phone – The Australian Financial Review

AnalysisMicrosoft spent billions acquiring Nokia, only to abandon the mobile phone business four years later. Now it's trying its luck with an Android phone.Oct 8, 2019 — 12.01amMicrosoft might have abandoned Windows for its latest attempt to break into the mobile phone business, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an easier time than…
Five things investors should worry about, from a Trump re-election to a potential tax on billionaires

Five things investors should worry about, from a Trump re-election to a potential tax...

We have, at times, been accused of being “overly optimistic.” We do tend to be stock market bulls more often than bears. And why not? The stock market, historically, has always risen, longer term. Since we are still near record high levels, any investor (on average) has made money in the market, provided they are…
Election pledges risk re-igniting Canadian home prices, realtors warn

Election pledges risk re-igniting Canadian home prices, realtors warn

Candidates promising home-buyer incentives during Canada’s election campaign risk igniting already lofty prices without tackling the critical issue of supply, a real estate firm warns.Even with consistent economic conditions and no new housing policy changes, home prices will rise by 1.5 per cent in the fourth quarter to an aggregate $632,226 over the same period…

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