Professional Services

The long march to the China FTA

Andrew Robb reveals how the deal was sealed after a gruelling 14-month long trade poker game.

Cardno warns on H1 profit

Tapering of mining investment weighs on infrastructure consultancy group, shares slump 20%.

Pepperstone founders take top EY gong

Founders of online foreign exchange broker Pepperstone named Australian EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year.

Class action surge under fire

Chief Justice wants to limit costs relating to class actions as action swells: report.

A new remedy for family business oppression

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Family business disputes claiming oppressive conduct can be costly and time consuming, but a court pilot aims to both streamline the legal process and cut costs.

IPH enjoys stellar ASX debut

Patent attorney firm jumps 50% on first day, could spark similar IPOs.

KPMG, Artesian seal start-up alliance

Professional services firm and alternative investment manager join forces to forge stronger bonds between big corporates and the start-up sector.

Shares in UGL down after payout

Shares slide after distribution made to shareholders following sale of unit.

Services win from China deal: Robb

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Trade Minister says there will be thousands of opportunities for Australian businesses arising from the new deal.

What the FTA means for Australia's services sector

The China-Australia free trade agreement has the potential to deliver a significant boost to our economy for decades to come, and the services sector is one of the clear winners.

Consumer watchdog fines InvoCare

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Nation's largest operator of funeral homes fined more than $100,000 for making misleading claims.

PEP to reap Spotless fortune

Pacific Equity Partners receives green light to sell a quarter of its stake in Spotless.

Accounting cut from skilled list

Department of Immigration drop accounting from its list of skilled occupations for 2015.

KPMG warns on tax crackdown

Top accountant warns crackdown on corporate profit shifting could drive away investment.

Recall plan may be takeover defense

Recall Holdings' potential real estate trust may maximise company value before a potential takeover.

Recall Holdings mulls US REIT

Group says five acquisitions in FY15 will add $8m in revenue, adds $250m to loan facility.

Serco takes $275m impairment on Aust Defence contract

UK group plunges over 30% after Aust Defence contract hit; plans sale of Great Southern Rail.

Xero, MYOB carve out the cloud for accountants

Approximately 70 per cent of accounting firms in Australia have embraced the cloud as SME demand picks up.

Transfield in talks with Ferrovial

Contracting group says it is in early discussions with spurned suitor Ferrovial about new proposal.

Family fraud: A game of broken trust

It’s often an inside job, but there are steps to reduce the risk of family business fraud.