Professional Services

WorleyParsons FY profit slides

Mining services firm delivers 8.5% lift in revenue, upbeat about operations in year ahead.

Dental centres operator eyes $100m-plus IPO

Pacific Smiles Group has plans to float as a public company by the end of the year.

Uber drivers will be fined: SA govt

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State treasurer says service could put vulnerable passengers at risk.

Bruce Dixon's marvellous medicine

In most cases such a large turnaround in profitability would beggar belief, but Spotless Group is an unusual case.

Spotless lifts FY profit

Cleaning and catering company delivers annual profit ahead of prospectus forecast.

MYOB results shine as cloud momentum picks up pace

Accounting software maker posts record half-year result

Recall falls 6% as FY profit slips

Document management company spun out of Brambles sees small decline in first FY profit.

UGL eyes shareholder returns

UGL to return proceeds from DTZ sale through capital management plan, FY profit lifts.

SAI Global swings to profit

Takeover target says $1.1bn sales process is continuing.

Class action fee ruling key to extra cases

Federal Court to assess whether litigation funders can claim a cut of all winnings: report.

Slater and Gordon looks to expand

Shares rise as law firm eyes more acquisitions as it boosts revenue with two deals.

Banks face credit card class action

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Maurice Blackburn launches action against ANZ, Citibank, Westpac over credit card fees.

Services sector contracts in July: AiG

Private survey shows activity in the sector keeps contracting but at a slower pace.

Bringing the mongrel back to business culture

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Australia's business community used to embrace bold and brash ideas, but in recent years it has been stifled by a lack of creativity and initiative, affecting our prospects for productivity and growth.

High time to stop flogging diligent directors

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It's unrealistic and almost certainly counter-productive to hold non-executive directors to the same standards as executives. AICD's latest push may finally bring that fact proper recognition.

Law firm Allens gets poles and wires role

New South Wales government appoints Allens to join UBS, Deutsche on electricity sale.

SAI Global takes time on sale

The sale process for the standards and assurance firm is progressing slowly, with a number of suitors in the mix.

Debunking the myths of board independence

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It's long been assumed that boards with a majority of independent directors are better able to protect shareholder interests, but research shows that such board composition destroys shareholder value and performance.

Royal Mail float undervalued by one third

UK National Audit Office report finds taxpayers missed out on £1 billion.

Why BCG grabbed S+C to design for Asia

The local firm, which has doubled each year since its conception, will spearhead BCG's ambitious plans to make Sydney a regional design hub.

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