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Tangerine Telecom innovates to lessen monthly mobile expenses
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Tangerine Telecom fights rising telecom costs with innovative mobile billing solutions, offering plans focused on affordability, flexibility, and value for customers' evolving needs.
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Australians flock to loyalty programmes amidst living costs surge
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Amidst rising living costs, 95% of Australians utilise loyalty programmes, with usage up 18% YoY, according to a study by Pureprofile and Retail Doctor Group.
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Swoop Holdings reports robust growth in mid-year results
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Swoop Holdings reports a 17% year-on-year revenue increase in half-year results, attributing this robust growth to successful acquisitions and a subscriber increase to over 160,000.
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Australians turn to discounts amid rising living costs
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Amid rising living costs, Australians are to depend more on promotional deals and discounts in 2024, with spending reductions expected across industries.
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Rise in poly-employment among shift workers hits 25-year high
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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Australian shift workers are increasingly taking on multiple jobs, a trend called 'poly-employment', which has reached a 25-year high.
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Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
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Singaporeans' top Google searches of 2023 revealed
Wed, 13th Dec 2023
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Singaporeans' top Google searches in 2023 were dominated by key events, coping strategies for rising costs, and growing interest in AI.
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Block Earner launches crypto-backed loans amid rising costs
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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Block Earner introduces crypto-back loans to alleviate rising living costs for Australians, leveraging blockchain technology.
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Australian retailers boost holiday discounts to combat rising living costs
Mon, 6th Nov 2023
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Australian retailers are planning to offer bigger discounts this holiday season, with 44% expecting an increase in sales, according to a survey by Fiverr.
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Belinda Grant-Geary Named Head of Yahoo Finance Australia
Tue, 19th Sep 2023
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Belinda Grant-Geary named Head of Yahoo Finance Australia, overseeing editorial strategy and team, reporting to Euan Black, Director of Content.
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Brite extends payouts coverage to central and eastern Europe
Thu, 16th Mar 2023
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The expansion into Croatia, Romania and Hungary brings Brite’s total market reach to 24 markets across the complex Europe landscape.
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Pureprofile’s Audience Intelligence maps retail trends
Mon, 27th Feb 2023
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The report covers retail spending from Boxing Day to the back-to-school period, revealing customers holding back on discretionary spending amid rising costs.
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Half of employees are struggling to meet basic living costs
Thu, 28th Jul 2022
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Almost half of Australian employees struggle to cover basic living costs amid rising prices, says research by ELMO.
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Best city for cybersecurity jobs revealed
Mon, 30th Aug 2021
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Washington D.C has been revealed as the best city for cybersecurity jobs, according to new research from Techshielder.
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Culture, coding, and phở – Why budding developers are heading to Vietnam
Wed, 5th Feb 2020
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CoderSchool’s immersive three-month bootcamps equip participants with skills for employability in a rapidly developing city with low living costs.
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Sydney & Melbourne amongst world's top places for women entrepreneurs
Tue, 16th Jul 2019
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Sydney and Melbourne ranked amongst world's best cities for women entrepreneurs, according to Dell's 2019 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index.
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iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
Thu, 17th Jan 2019
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A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
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IT remains NZ’s highest earning industry as Auckland and Wellington battle for best wages
Tue, 10th Jul 2018
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Wellington wages close in on Auckland, with IT reigning as NZ's top-earning sector.
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NZCTU: New Zealand, we need to talk about wages...
Wed, 1st Nov 2017
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NZCTU calls for wage system reform to better serve workers' interests.
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REANNZ launches scholarship to help boost NZ Kiwi IT sector
Thu, 6th Aug 2015
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REANNZ offers new scholarship to boost IT, education and research in New Zealand, aiming to address limited growth in the sector.
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Airport strip-search linked to Kim Dotcom?
Fri, 31st Aug 2012
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Kim Dotcom link suspected in Auckland airport strip-search of musician's girlfriend, raising questions about customs' practices.
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Kim Dotcom recovers $6m seized funds
Thu, 30th Aug 2012
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Megaupload founder secures the use of seized funds to pay current and future legal bills after Auckland High Court clears the way.
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Green acres calling
Mon, 1st Nov 2010
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Dreaming of a rural escape? Lifestyle Block offers townies practical insights into the highs and lows of country living.