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This Singapore misfit is now kickstarting Australia’s space industry

Reclaiming his childhood Lim put his dream aside because he found it impossible to achieve in Singapore. “And like most Singaporeans who didn’t do well, I came to Australia to study,” he says, since Australian universities are easier to get into compared to Singapore’s top institutions.

Printing the future for Keech

Keech Australia has launched a new subsidiary company, with unparallelled 3D advanced manufacturing technology in the region. Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing is leading the pack in regional Victoria, with the region’s largest 3D format printer.

Bank head bemoans inequity

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Mike Hirst has told investors Australia’s financial sector is an uneven playing field. Speaking at the company’s Anual General Meeting in Bendigo this week, Mr Hirst welcomed the Federal Government’s financial services inquiry.

Ten big mistakes e-tailers make

It's no secret online sales have exploded over the last few years. According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 75 per cent of the nation's 15.4 million internet users made a purchase or order over the internet in 2012 to 2013.

How the financial crisis made everyone poorer

The financial crisis tore through economies and shattered lives. Only now are we starting to see the full extent of the damage. The economic hardship fell disproportionately on the poorest, according to figures released today by the OECD.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (June 11, 2014) In Australia

Australia is the World Cup’s Unluckiest Country. It’s official – boffs at the New York Times crunched the numbers and came up with the real stats on who got the best draw. Mexico was the winner, scoring a 99% luck factor for being lobbed in with Croatia, Cameroon and Brazil. Australia faces the 2010 finalists Spain and the Netherlands, and Chile, which now ranks above the Netherlands in the world tables.

Westpac makes venture capital play

Westpac Banking Corp’s new venture capital fund has taken an equity stake in Sydney-based peer-to-peer lender ­SocietyOne, in a deal that reflects the coming of age of online lending in Australia and the desire of the major banks to get closer to disruptive start-ups.

Why German real estate is a hot investment market

The German real estate market is thriving in spite of difficult economic conditions. It has outperformed its market expectations, and is significantly contributing to the country's economy. The real estate transaction market for commercial real estate in the German big seven increased by 7.8 percent from €15.2bn in 2012 to €16.3bn in 2013

Swiss Bank Pictet Still Sees Value in Europe as Risk Subsides

Pictet has about $2.5 billion of assets under management in its own hedge funds, with its flagship hedge fund targeting returns of 3 percent to 5 percent over Libor . Two years ago Swiss Bank Pictet Saw Value in Europe as Risk Subsides, it is still so now.