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SUNCORP OUR TOP BRAND, AS BILLABONG REBOUNDS

SUNCORP has made the grade as Queensland's most valuable brand in 2015, although perennial battler Billabong International has been singled out as the star performer for the state.

Brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance says Suncorp's brand has increased in value by 21 per cent to $2.5 billion over the past year. ...

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QRC WELCOMES NEW GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY AGREEMENT

THE QUEENSLAND Resources Council (QRC) has praised the signing of ResourcesQ, an agreement designed as a blueprint of the future of the state’s minerals and energy.

The statement of intent was between the government, QRC, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Associat...

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SALES AND ADVERTISING IN HIGH DEMAND

QUEENSLAND is crying out for productive, wealth creating sales and marketing professionals, according to the May Clarius Skills Indicator. According to the research, there is a shortage of 500 advertising and sales managers, the only profession measured to have a shortfall of professional candidates. Executive General Manager of Alliance Re...

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NEW TOOWOOMBA RAIL LINE TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

PLANS for a new rail line linking Toowoomba to Gladstone for coal exports, will be unveiled at the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo in June. Event director Bob Carroll says the Port of Gladstone proposal will improve transport and logistics in the resources sector. “With the rail line and other infrastructure projects currently unde...

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JOB ADS DECLINE AT SLOWER RATE

EMPLOYMENT advertising continued to decline last month, albeit at a slower pace of deterioration. ANZ’s research shows job advertisements fell 0.3 per cent in January, the lowest rate since early 2012, and down about three per cent during the last six months. The bank’s chief economist Ivan Colhoun says the stabilisation is prom...

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