Business

The Economy

The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

Aussie gives RBA a rate hike it doesn't want

Companies fretting over talk of interest-rate hikes could be feeling like they've just had one -- thanks to a spiralling currency. The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

President Xi Jinping's government is aiming for economic growth of around 6.5 per cent in 2017.

Chinese growth tops forecasts on strong investment, consumption

China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter as industrial output and consumption picked up and investment remained strong, though analysts expect slower growth over the rest of the year as policymakers seek to reduce financial risk.

Small Business

Do you work from home when sick?

The problem is when staff who should be in bed blur their sick day with a work day, prolonging their illness.

It's another way for companies to squeeze out more productivity, or staff to demonstrate commitment and hang on to their job.