Daniel Andrews’ extension of metropolitan Melbourne’s stage four lockdown, and the reopening roadmap unveiled last weekend, mean many businesses won’t be able to trade as normal until the end of November.
And that’s in a best-case scenario.
Since Sunday’s announcement, there have been more and more calls to extend the financial support available to affected businesses, including doubling the grant funding available and relaxing eligibility criteria to support those that have fallen through the cracks.
This morning, Andrews said the state government will reveal plans for additional support for affected businesses “very soon”, saying it is receiving input from business advocates.
“We’re giving business an opportunity to provide direct input to the government about the support that they need,” he said.
The announcement itself will be “very substantial”, the Premier promised.
“There is substantial business support that we’ve provided already, and
Business groups are calling on social media platforms to tackle fake adverts selling counterfeit goods.
Some 70 major brands have been targeted by false ads on Facebook (FB), Instagram, YouTube and Google (GOOG) according to a report by the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA).
The fake adverts can receive up to 250,000 views before they are detected says the report.
“It’s alarming that people are exposed to fraudulent advertisements for counterfeits while they’re thumbing through their social media accounts,” said TRACIT director general Jeffrey Hardy.
“The ads are so professional that they easily deceive consumers into thinking they’re getting a great deal. Instead, they’re being diverted to a rogue website that was built specifically to sell and distribute counterfeits.”
Q3 2020 CyberAgent Inc Earnings Presentation
Tokyo Jul 24, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of CyberAgent Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00:00am GMT
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* Susumu Fujita
CyberAgent, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO, President & Representative Director
Unidentified Company Representative, 
It is now time to start the financial results announcement of CyberAgent for the Third Quarter of FY 2020 ending in September. This financial results announcement will be live streamed. For what will be explained to you today, please refer to the disclaimer written in the presentation material.
Now our President Susumu Fujita will walk you through the financial results.
Susumu Fujita, CyberAgent, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO, President & Representative Director 
Hello. I’m Susumu Fujita, the President of CyberAgent. Now I would like to share with you the financial
NEW DELHI Jul 24, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of PNB Housing Finance Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:30:00pm GMT
Ladies and gentlemen, good day, and welcome to the PNB Housing Finance Limited Q1 FY ’21 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, that this conference is being recorded. I now hand the conference over to Ms. Deepika Gupta Padhi. Thank you, and over to you, ma’am.
Thank you, Raymond. Good evening, and welcome, everyone. We are here to discuss PNB Housing Finance Q1 Financial Year 2021 results. You must have seen our business and financial numbers in the presentation and the press release as shared with the stock exchanges and is also available on our website.
With me, we have our leadership team represented by Mr. Neeraj Vyas, Managing Director and CEO; Mr. Ajay Gupta, Executive Director, Risk Management; Mr. Kapish Jain, … Read More
Q2 2020 Septeni Holdings Co Ltd Earnings Call
Jul 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Septeni Holdings Co Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:59:00am GMT
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* Koki Sato
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. – Group Executive President, CEO & Representative Director
Koki Sato, Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. – Group Executive President, CEO & Representative Director 
I am Sato. Thank you very much for participating in our business results briefing despite your busy schedule today.
Now let me start my explanation on our business results for the second quarter. But before I start, as you all know, external environment is substantially changed by the pandemic of COVID-19. This is affecting our business significantly as well. So I will cover the changes in business environment and the impact on our management with
London Jul 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Next PLC earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:45:00am GMT
* Simon A. Wolfson
Simon A. Wolfson, NEXT plc – CEO & Executive Director 
Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you very much for joining the conference call this morning. Today’s presentation is broken down into 3 sections. The first section is the section that you will be familiar with. It will take around 22, 23 minutes, and it goes through all the numbers from last year. So for those of you who aren’t interested in last year’s numbers, you can get out and make yourself a cup of tea, but make sure you’re back in 22 minutes’ time.
The second section deals with coronavirus. We’re going to deal with the impact that it may have on the business’ sales, its cash flow and what we … Read More
The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey have plowed through 821 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of March 31st, a week after the market trough. Now, we are almost done with the second quarter. Investors decided to bet on the economic recovery and a stock market rebound. S&P 500 Index returned almost 20% this quarter. In this article you are going to find out whether hedge funds thoughtResideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:REZI) was a good investment heading into the second quarter and how the stock traded in comparison to the top hedge fund picks.
Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:REZI) has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money of late. REZI was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the first quarter of
London Jul 16, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Dixons Carphone PLC earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 8:00:00am GMT
* Jonathan P. Mason
* Richard B. Chamberlain
Hello, and welcome to the Dixons Carphone 2020 Full Year Results Conference Call. My name is Molly, and I’ll be your coordinator for today’s event. Please note that this call is being recorded. (Operator Instructions) I will now hand you over to your host, Alex Baldock, CEO, to begin today’s conference. Thank you.
Thanks, Molly. Good morning, everybody. What you’re going to hear from Jonny and I this morning before we take your questions, is a story of a business that was on track pre crisis. On track both with the 5 major legs of the transformation, with which you’re familiar, but also on track to meet financial expectations for performance in the year. Then the crisis … Read More
Jul 15, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Turners Automotive Group Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:30:00pm GMT
* Aaron D. Saunders
Good morning, everyone. Hopefully, everyone can hear me okay. [John Boland], I noticed that you’re on the call. Would you mind just hitting your raise-hand button at the bottom of your Zoom screen? It’s all right. Thank you very much. Let’s go. I mean you can hear me? Thank you.
Welcome, everyone. We’ll keep cracking. So this is the first time we’ve run the call via Zoom, and hopefully, you obviously had a fair bit of experience on the platform over recent weeks. So we thought it was a good idea to try and do it this way. So welcome. Here with me today, you’ve got Aaron Saunders, our Chief Financial Officer; and Barbara Badish, our Group Financial Controller.
So we’ll … Read More
Jul 14, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of OneSmart International Education Group Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:00:00pm GMT
OneSmart International Education Group Limited – Chief Strategic Officer, CFO & Director
Good day, and good evening, and welcome to the OneSmart International Education Group Limited Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended February 29, 2020, Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, this event is being recorded.
I would now like to turn the conference over to Rebecca Shen, Investor Relations Director. Please go ahead.
Thank you, operator. Good morning, and good evening, everyone, and thank you for joining OneSmart International Education Group Limited Second Fiscal Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. The company’s earnings results as well as supplementary slide presentation were released earlier today and are available on the company’s IR website at www.onesmart.investorroom.com. Joining me today are Mr. Steve … Read More