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Although successive governments continue to talk up their iconic credentials and how they have helped the economy, our salaries haven't necessarily followed. A report by Indeed says the commodity price boom helped to push wages far higher than could be justified by worker productivity. While softer wage growth over the past five years has improved the Australian business sector’s competitiveness and improved the labour market, wages growth is slowing.

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As eager travellers, Australians naturally make up a large portion of the international expat community. According to the ABS, an Australian resident moves overseas every minute and 51 seconds.

The international money transfer business recently analysed seven countries to see how they compare with Australia against the jobs in demand, accessibility of visas, the cost of living, and working conditions.

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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett revealed today that the firm had no interest in jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon.

“We don’t own any; we’re not short any,” Buffett said in an interview on CNBC. “We’ll never have a position in them... What’s going on definitely will come to a bad ending.”

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A new poll from Bloomberg suggests that almost half of Americans would have a hard time affording a $100 emergency, like a speeding ticket, medical bill or other unexpected expense. Many Australians are in similar situations as well. Consider the idea that maybe this says less about people's financial habits than it does the garbage economy.

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Studies of European countries show that bank taxes similar to the 0.06 per cent bank levy introduced by the government in the 2017 federal budget will be largely borne by customers, not shareholders. The levy could also make the banking system more, rather than less risky.

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There’s been quite a bit of speculation over whether Australia has a property market bubble - where house prices are over-inflated compared to a benchmark - and when it might burst. According to housing experts, there’s at least four scenarios where this could happen.

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Starting salaries for technology professionals are expected to rise by an average of 2.7% in 2017, according to the latest salary survey by recruiters Robert Half. Cyber-security specialists, software developers and business intelligence professionals will get the highest pay rises in terms of starting salaries. Here's how much the top tech professions are expected to make this year.

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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom will vote in a referendum on whether or not to withdrawal from the European Union -- a scenario popularly known as the "Brexit". While these happenings are half a world away, the outcome could have political ramifications around the globe -- including Australia. Monash University's Ben Wellings investigates.

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If you're looking for work, it pays to know which skills are in demand so you can adjust your resume and pick up additional qualifications as needed. The following report from online recruitment agency Search Party reveals the top ten skills employers are currently looking for in each Australian state and territory.

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Online recruitment agency Search Party has released new data that reveals the top ten skills Australian job seekers need in 2016. If its research can be believed, the skills that are in the most demand this year center around core operations and customer engagement, with creativity and leadership taking a back seat.