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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing December 29

By the resi financial blog team, 05 January 2015

Sydney and New York predicted to be only luxury real estate growth markets in 2015.

The New Year is off to a good start and government and businesses across the country are gearing up to improve their financial performance in 2015. Improving trade partnerships and local infrastructure are just some of the ways in which the year will see increased investment and productivity.

#1. The national mint has officially released the first coin for 2015. The uncirculated coins commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli Campaign and the role of the ANZAC soldiers there. These are sure to be of value to both historians and investors alike. Some of the gold coins relea ...

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Ways to improve your business cash flow

By the resi financial blog team, 09 December 2014

Ways to improve your business cash flow

Christmas is a classic time for small businesses to run into cash-flow problems. Customers go on holidays and it can sometimes be weeks before bills are paid. Here are some simple tips to improve your business cash flow, not only over the Christmas period, but throughout the rest of the year as well.

- Make sure you have a good idea of your financial position so you are not flying blind. Start with your overheads such as wages and rent and then factor in what your margins are on the goods and services you’re ...

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U.S. seen on track for best growth since 2005

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2014

American economy grows

Think the disappointing U.S. jobs report for December has dampened the optimism of economists about the new year? Think again.

Most economists think the dismal 74,000 increase in net hiring last month was a fluke caused by poor weather and seasonal-adjustment problems that will soon be revised away or prove to be an aberration.
he way those with a sunnier view see it, the road is clear for the U.S. to produce its fastest spurt of growth since the Great Recession. There’s no big crisis in Washington brewing, U.S. households are b ...

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Royal Canadian Mint set to trial digital currency

By the resi financial blog team, 16 January 2014

Digital currency in Canada

Using loonies and toonies to pay for your double-double could soon be an extinct experience for Canadians.
Next week, the Royal Canadian Mint will unveil the latest step in MintChip, their research and development project that’s looking into a digital replacement for pocket change.
First announced in spring 2012, MintChip has evolved from an idea into new software built by Ingenico, a company that designs all kinds of payment methods. The software allows mobile devices with MintChip accounts to send sma ...

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