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  • Are employers liable if their employees get COVID-19 at work?

    As the government has tightened restrictions on mass gatherings from 500 to 100 people and emphasised the importance of social distancing, many people have been left feeling confused and anxious with exemptions including public transport, schools, and workplaces, just to name a few. Yet an increasing number of institutions seem to be taking it uponRead More
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  • With Kikki K in voluntary administration, retail continues to look as bleak as ever

    Australian stationery retailer, Kikki K, are the latest victim to the group of falling retail chains after news was released yesterday that the company was facing voluntary administration. While the stores and online shopping currently remain open to customers, the future of almost 500 jobs is uncertain.  The swedish-design company was founded by Kristina KarllsonRead More
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  • ASX IPO Watch – March Listings: AML3D, United Malt

    With the international and domestic share market experiencing uncertainty from the implications of coronavirus, it is hardly surprising that panic has not only scared off investors, but companies as well, with only two companies planned to list on the exchange this month. While thedocyard, Emerald Clinics, and Little Green Pharma completing their listings last monthRead More
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  • Forget goat milk, Have you tried oat milk? Wide Open Agri coming to a fridge near you

    Regenerative food and farming company, Wide Open Agriculture (ASX: WOA), have announced that they are in the final stages of testing their new oat-milk product. The company is based on the wheatbelt in Western Australia and has 5000L of the plant-based milk ready to commence market testing to trial the milk’s taste and texture withRead More
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  • CBA and Woolworths look to future with venture capital incubator programs

    CBA have announced they plan to launch 25 new businesses over the next five years through their fully owned subsidiary, X15 Ventures. In partnership with KPMG who will provide advice on the ventures, and Microsoft, who will contribute to the engineering platforms, CBA intends to capitalize on their brand, security protocols, and available funds toRead More
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  • Smart Cities Explained, SenSen lands big Singapore AI Contract

    If you haven’t heard of smart cities, you’re not alone. Simply put, smart cities capitalise on the efficiencies that AI can offer, such as increased efficiency and reduced costs, essentially extinguishing the need for some of the humans that once did the role.  As Australians, we are familiar with some technology advancements like speed cameras,Read More
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  • CBA looks to piggyback BNPL trend with $300m investment in Klarna

    Seeking to increase their exposure to the Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) trend, Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) has invested a further USD $200 million into European BNPL provider Klarna, bringing their total investment to $300m for a 5.5% stake. CBA invested US$100m into Klarna Group last year for a 1.8% stake in the company and with this additionalRead More
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  • Vmoto announce order for Australia’s first motorcycle ridesharing service

    Electric scooter and motorbike manufacturer, Vmoto (ASX: VMT), has announced that eMoped Motosharing will launch Australia’s first electric motorcycle ridesharing service in Brisbane, ordering 50-units of Vmoto’s CUX model.  While the electric motorcycle ridesharing service is only available in Brisbane, eMoped expect to begin operations across other Australian cities in future years. Charging a $1Read More
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  • ASX IPO Watch – February Listings: ARMnet, Emerald Clinics, Little Green Pharma, thedocyard

    January is normally a quiet month for IPOs and this year has been no different, but here are a few companies intending to list on the ASX in February which may be worth keeping an eye on. ARMnet Limited (Proposed ASX: AR1) Financial Services Software Company, ARMnet Limited, are proposing to list on the ASXRead More
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  • iCar’s winning run continues, posting record revenues

    Asian automotive portal, iCar Asia Limited (ASX: ICQ), are set to receive a boost in confidence following the release of last quarters record cash receipts. The results recorded a total of A$4.2m in Q4 2019, a 39% or A$1.2m increase on the same period the year prior, with 2019 net operating cash flow up 37%Read More
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  • More Government backing for fintech 8Common

    Financial technology company, 8common (ASX: 8CO), have received a boost in confidence following the announcement that a Northern Territory Government Department have extended their contract with the company.  The contract between the Northern Territory Department of Corporate Information Systems (DCIS) and 8common for another three years includes two one-year extension options and is estimated toRead More
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  • ‘Please explain’, social media post leads to flurry of ‘unusual’ cannabis trading

    Medical cannabis producer, Cann Group Limited (ASX: CAN) have announced this morning their response to yesterday's price query from the ASX that lead to the company being placed in a trading halt soon after. The regulator probed the company to ‘please explain’ yesterday's trading activity which saw almost a 19% increase in trading price andRead More
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  • G Medical remote patient monitoring services sees 105% growth

    Medtech innovator, G Medical Innovations (ASX: GMV), have experienced a significant boost in market confidence, following the news that the company has experienced 105% growth in their remote patient monitoring service in the US since January this year. The news saw GMV shares close at a striking 33.3% higher yesterday. The impressive year-on-year growth (CY2018-19)

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  • Wattle Health sign 10-year agreement with Chemist Warehouse

    Infant product manufacturer, Wattle Health Australia Limited (ASX: WHA), are set to significantly expand their domestic and international distribution channels, following the news that the company has signed a long-term agreement with Chemist Warehouse to sell their organic range of baby products.  The agreement would see the drugstore network which comprises of over 300 AustralianRead More
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  • ASX IPO Watch: December Listings of Interest – 13 Seeds, Openpay, Founders First, Tyro & OpenLearning

    2019 has been a mixed year for IPOs but here are a few companies intending to list on the ASX in December which may be worth keeping an eye on.  13 Seeds Limited (Proposed ASX: 13S) Established in 2016, 13 Seeds Limited are a Tasmanian-based, hemp superfood and skincare nutraceutical company.  The company are proposedRead More
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  • Aus music tech company Jaxta launches first revenue generating platform

    Music technology company, Jaxsta (ASX: JXT), have today announced the launch of their first revenue generating product, Jaxsta Pro (beta version).  Jaxsta Pro, the monthly subscription-based platform, will be aimed at professionals in the music industry and allow them to manage their online profiles, access market insights, and receive music chart alerts, among other featuresRead More
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  • Wiseway achieves key milestone with Chinese fruit export accreditation

    Freight forwarding company, Wiseway (ASX: WWG) is set to expand their international operations following the announcement that the company has been granted accreditation to export fruit directly to China. The news comes as the company signed an exclusive agreement with produce supplier and Chinese exporter, China Marketing Solutions. Export accreditation of the Melbourne and SydneyRead More
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  • Family Zone Cyber Safety expands to Indonesia with free smartphone monitoring service

    Technology modeled on Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX: FZO) is set to reach the Indonesian market, following news that a free monitoring service based on the Australian tech company’s model will be launched by Indonesia’s largest cellular operator, Telkomsel.  The technology branded ‘Telkomsel SAFE’, will be a free service which can be installed on aRead More
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  • Medical cannabis adoption trend continuing in UK after Althea Group secures key licence

    Australian-based Medical Cannabis producer and supplier, Althea Group (ASX: AGH), have announced this morning that their Bristol-based medical clinic site has secured a licence from a UK independent health and social care regulator. The news suggests that medical cannabis is becoming increasingly accepted in the UK as a treatment option for chronic health conditions.  WhollyRead More
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  • Cann Global launches Asian operations to capitalise on hemp-friendly climate

    Medical cannabis producer, Cann Global (ASX: CGB) is set to expand their operations in Asia after launching a new Asian-based subsidiary, allowing them to cultivate and process cannabinoid products in South-East Asia.  By commencing operation in south-east Asia, the Company is best positioned to capitalise on conditions which are ideal for outdoor growing, which mayRead More
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  • Investing Through Economic Uncertainty – How The Healthcare Sector Has Flourished

    Typically during a recession, consumers reduce their spending. But people can’t stop getting sick, becoming injured, or requiring health care products and services, just because there is a downshift in the economy. So what happens to the healthcare sector when there is a recession? During the Global Financial Crisis between 2007-2009, the ASX 200 recorded

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  • Noxopharm achieves significant pain relief for late-stage prostate cancer patients

    Prostate cancer patients could soon be in for potentially good news after clinical stage-drug development company, Noxopharm (ASX: NOX) reported interim data indicating effective anti-cancer responses from patients receiving treatment for late-stage prostate cancer.  To date, the data from the study (DARRT-1) found that 80% of patients showed no further progression in their disease afterRead More
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  • iCandy make significant move into eSport industry

    Mobile game developer, iCandy (ASX: ICI) is seeking to cash in on the burgeoning eSports industry, investing A$110,000 for a 42.55% stake in eSports company, ESPL (eSports Pro League). Under the co-founding deal, it is expected that the two companies will work together under the agreement to develop online and on-ground gaming events, ESPL suggestingRead More
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  • Investors bullish on ‘welding tech’ as K-TIG secures first WaaS licencing deal

    Following a successful IPO, welding service company K-TIG (ASX: KTG) has quickly gathered market momentum having reached a high of $0.65 in its first week on the ASX after raising $7m from their IPO Offer Price of $0.20.  The Australian-based company specialise in what they call, 'WaaS' (welding-as-a-service), a play on the more commonly usedRead More
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  • City Chic eyes off lucrative plus-size US market with $24.4m acquisition

    Australian fashion retailer City Chic Collective (ASX: CCX) is set to significantly expand their exposure to the lucrative U.S fashion market following the acquisition of US-based plus-size retailer Avenue Stores LLC for $24.4m.  With Avenue Stores going under the hammer via commercial auction, City Chic was successful with a bid of US$16.5m (approximately A$24.4m) forRead More
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  • Kelly+Partners expanding Victorian operations with marquee Melbourne acquisition

    Accounting firm operator Kelly Partners Group Holdings (ASX: KPG) has announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire a Melbourne CBD accounting firm, anticipated to build the group’s client group base, recurring revenue, and EBITDA. Acquisition of the 25-year-old Melbourne firm is anticipated to be completed in November and it is reported the dealRead More
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  • Marley Spoon secures $4m in funding from Woolworths Group

    Food delivery service Marley Spoon (ASX: MMM) has received further commercial support, securing A$4m in funding from supermarket operator Woolworths (ASX: WOW). The subscription-based, meal-kit delivery service that currently operates throughout Australia, Europe, and the US delivers raw ingredients and cooking instructions to the door of their customers. The convenience of delivery and the varietyRead More
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