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Unemployment fall might be caused by return of gig economy jobs, economists say – ABC News

Economists were pretty certain the unemployment rate was going to rise in the latest jobs figures, now many believe an accelerating shift to the gig economy is what caught them out.

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Australia’s official unemployment rate fell last month from 7.5 per cent to 6.8 per cent.
The result surprised basically all economists, including those at Treasury and the Reserve Bank, who were expecting the unemployment rate to deteriorate again.
So what happened?
According to the Bureau of Statistics, the number of employed persons increased by 111,000 in August.
But data shows the jobs growth was entirely driven by a surge in “non-employees” self-employed people (owner-managers) with no…

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The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it’s Google’s turn – The Guardian

The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise

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Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Googles parent company, is a mild-mannered software engineer who is not good at games of verbal fisticuffs with US politicians. He received a drubbing last month during the big tech congressional hearing.
Pichai can, however, summon lawyers and lobbyists galore as soon as the game gets more serious, which it definitely has. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) last week launched a huge and historic antitrust case against Google, accusing the tech company…

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Financial watchdog ticked off on casino junkets, despite organised crime fears – NEWS.com.au

Financial watchdog ticked off on casino junkets, despite organised crime fears

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The financial crimes watchdog in 2017 said junket partnerships with Australian casinos were compliant with anti-money laundering laws, despite detailed evidence in a New South Wales probe revealing alleged money laundering at Crown Resorts has been rife for years. An AUSTRAC report obtained by this publication has revealed the financial crimes regulator ticked off on the conduct of overseas junket operators at casinos, noting venues were “broadly” compliant with anti-money laundering and counter…

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3 quality ASX growth shares to buy in November – Motley Fool Australia

Here’s why I think Xero Limited (ASX:XRO) and these ASX growth shares could be top options for investors in November…

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When it comes to growth shares, I continue to believe that Australian investors are spoilt for choice.
This is because right now there are a large number of high quality and fast-growing shares to consider buying on the Australian share market.
Three that I think are amongst the best on the market are listed below. Here’s why I would buy these ASX growth shares in November:
Aristocrat Leisure is a gaming technology company which I think could be destined for strong growth over the 2020s. This is…

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