High unemployment means wages are unlikely to grow any time soon.
David Wilson The founder of a charity manufacturing and providing backpack beds to the homeless reckons to succeed in such a field you need stupidity (not to quit), determination and motivation.
Jim Bright Jim Bright finds himself anxious at the thought of inciting revolution and being sent back to Old Blighty.
Anna Patty Greece's future in the eurozone may depend on it - but the referendum to be put to a vote on Sunday threatens to bamboozle most ordinary Greeks with its ridiculous complexity.
Peter Martin First, the good news. None of the BusinessDay forecasting panel expects a recession this coming year. But Australia's terms of trade are set to dive further and wage growth will be so low it won't match inflation, sending real wages backwards.
Rose Powell Global markets may have recovered from an onslaught of Greece-sparked volatility this week, but Sunday's referendum will plunge investors back into uncertainty.
Philip Wen The extreme volatility in China's $10 trillion markets have sent authorities scrambling to avert a crash.
Marc Pallisco Larry Kestelman's burgeoning LK Property Group is speculated to be paying about $10 million for the 970-square-metre block in Claremont Street in a pocket of South Yarra known as Forrest Hill.
Michael Koziol The demise of Allen's green frogs and spearmint leaves left a sour taste in many mouths – but our taste in confectionery is always changing.
Stephen Crafti The Australian Grains Genebank is cleverly designed to ensure an optimum temperature for seed storage.