Professional Services

Surviving a break-up in the family business

Divorces can potentially wreck a family business, but there are legal protections and other structural safeguards.

InvoCare names new chief executive

Funeral operator says Martin Earp will succeed Andrew Smith as CEO in May 2015.

KPMG to advance with new entrepreneur program

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New partnership between KMPG and a global NGO designed to give Australian entrepreneurs a chance to fast-track business growth.

France blocks Uber ride-sharing services

Group's regulatory challenges grow as Paris introduces penalties up to two years' imprisonment.

Uber gets Baidu investment in China

Move gives Baidu a competitive edge against Alibaba, Tencent.

Leighton to sell John Holland for $1.15bn

Leighton Holdings will sell contracting division to China Communications Construction Co.

The changing perceptions of HNWIs and family business

High-net-worth individuals have a lot to offer family businesses, but there must be a meeting of minds and aims.

How one family’s DNA is helping others to thrive

With 150 years of family business history to draw on, EY partner Richard Boyce knows better than most what it takes to succeed.

Why more families are turning professional

Cost pressures are forcing many family businesses to professionalise their operations, but getting it wrong can be disastrous.

Transpacific faces $20m grounding hit

by AAP
Waste management firm will take a hit of up to $20m as a result of the grounding of its fleet.

Services sector still 'disturbingly weak'

by AAP
AiG performance of services index fails to rebound substantially from 14-month low in November.

Recall buys US business for $77m

Recall will acquire Business Records Management as it eyes further revenue growth.

Sentiment jumps in accounting sector

Business confidence among the leading accounting firms is growing strongly.

Do Australian family businesses have an offshore complex?

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When it comes to expanding offshore, family firms seem to have cold feet. In fact, Australian family businesses have one of the lowest international footprints in the world.

Cabcharge director quits before AGM

by AAP
Cabcharge director Rod Gilmour announces resignation ahead of company's AGM today.

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.