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Business activity to pick up in the New Year: D&B

Earnings outlook has hit a 10 year high indicating that business activity may finally improve in the New Year, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet’s Business Expectations Survey.

Posted Tue 05/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Financial stress stabilises at a two year low

This Christmas will put personal finances to the test, with the latest Dun & Bradstreet Consumer Financial Stress Index showing financial stress in Australia has stabilised near a two year low.

Posted Wed 30/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business confidence boosted after federal election

Further results from Dun & Bradstreet indicate business confidence is much higher following the federal election.

Posted Tue 01/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Businesses' hope for economic revival fades: D&B

Hope for the economy's long-awaited revival for 2013 is starting to fade as business expectations for the final quarter of the year have fallen flat.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business confidence on the up: Dun & Bradstreet

As the year draws to an end, business confidence levels are showing signs of stabilisation as the outlook for profits, sales, employment and capital investment start to level out.

Posted Tue 06/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Employers cautious on jobs

Australian businesses don't plan to employ new staff in the months ahead in an indication they expect the current period of weak economic growth to continue in the new financial year.

Posted Fri 05/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Businesses are thinking of increasing prices

Price rises are on the agenda for businesses in the new financial year as they seek to retain profits while compensating for cost pressures and low sales growth.

Posted Tue 04/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers lag in payments

Businesses from the retail sector were among the slowest to make payments, increasing from 55 days to 57 days from Q1 2013, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Trade Payments Analysis.

Posted Fri 24/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business spending remains tight

Despite the pockets of optimism driven by low interest rates and the slow consumer confident, a tough trading and tight cash flow are restricting business spending.

Posted Tue 07/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Financial stress stabilising

Signs of financial pressure have eased in Australia during the first quarter of the year with further signs of economic conditions stabilising.

Posted Mon 29/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer spending shows strong signs of recovery

Australians are demonstrating a less cautious approach to spending money, with more consumers planning to use their credit cards this quarter.

Posted Fri 19/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers to be less cautious, spend more on credit

More consumers are planning to use their credit cards this quarter with savings being less of a focus, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey.

Posted Mon 15/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Investment plans fade in weak mid-year outlook

Fewer executives are planning to make a capital investment into their business during the coming months.

Posted Thu 04/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Businesses wait 52 days for payment

Businesses are kept waiting 52 days for payment, according to the latest Trade Payments Analysis by Dun & Bradstreet.

Posted Wed 20/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business profit expectations slide

Australian businesses anticipate modest sales activity, difficult trading conditions and subdued consumer activity over the next few months.

Posted Thu 07/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers focus on debt repayments, survey says

Fewer Australians are expected to take on debt as the demand for credit remains flat.

Posted Wed 30/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Selling prices to drop

The outlook for selling prices during the first quarter of this year is expected to fall to a historic low.

Posted Tue 08/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Businesses to boost long-term investments

Capital investment expectations have reached the highest level in nearly 10 years.

Posted Thu 08/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

A cautious Christmas

Customers are expected to remain cautious in the lead up to Christmas, with non-essential spending expected to fall as consumer concern about financial security rises.

Posted Mon 15/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Discounting to lift profits this Christmas

Retailers are expected to rely on discounting to lift sales this Christmas as selling prices now reach the lowest level in more than two decades, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey.

Posted Wed 03/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers hope for strong Christmas

Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics' reported slow down in retail spending in July, retailers expect there'll be a surge over the Christmas period.

Posted Tue 04/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Expectations for December quarter soar

Despite lingering uncertainty in the current economic environment, expectations among Australian businesses soared to levels that had not been seen in almost 10 years.

Posted Tue 07/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Businesses struggle to pay bills

According to the latest Dun & Bradstreet Trade Payments Analysis, the number of payments falling within the standard 30-day term fell 16.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter.

Posted Wed 18/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Slow demand dampens retail expectations

Retailers are bracing for the worst as they lower their earning expectations in anticipation of pessimistic sales for the September quarter.

Posted Wed 06/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business expectations weaken

Business optimism for the September quarter 2012 has plummet as a result of growing uncertainty over interest rates and continued pressure from the high Australian dollar.

Posted Tue 01/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Payments still lagging

Businesses are paying their bills more than three days faster than 12 months ago, however, payment days remain substantially above pre-GFC levels.

Posted Fri 20/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers worried about staffing costs

Staffing costs are a growing concern for retailers as they say it will have the biggest influence of their operations in the June quarter, according to a Dun & Bradstreet survey.

Posted Thu 05/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers worried about Aussie dollar strength

The consistently high Australian Dollar has got many local businesses worried, particularly those in retail and manufacturing, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet national business expectations survey.

Posted Wed 07/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business bankruptcy on the rise

The number of small businesses going bankrupt jumped by 48 per cent over the last 12 months, while small business start-ups fell by 95 per cent over the same period.

Posted Fri 24/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business expectations hit pre-GFC levels

Sales expectations in the latest Dun & Bradstreet national business expectations survey are now at their strongest level since the December quarter 2003.

Posted Wed 08/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers remain pessimistic, survey says

Dun & Bradstreet's business expectations survey for the March quarter 2012 indicates that retailers will continue to remain substantially cautious compared to 12 months ago.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sector bucks the trend

While the escalating situation in Europe is affecting overall business confidence, retailers are bucking the trend, according to Dun & Bradstreet's business expectations survey.

Posted Thu 08/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers struggle to pay bills on time

The study found that two-thirds of businesses took longer than the standard 30 day period to settle their accounts.

Posted Wed 16/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business to pick up but retailers still cautious

This comes off the back of better than expected results in the September quarter and the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut in interest rates, according to Dun & Bradstreet.

Posted Thu 03/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Soft Christmas to see staff slash

More than 50 per cent of firms that were surveyed in the latest Dun & Bradstreet business expectations survey anticipate demand to slow over the next 12 months.

Posted Tue 04/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers wary of interest rates

The national survey of manufacturing, wholesale and retail businesses found that in June, 45 per cent of retail executives responded that interest rates would be their biggest influencer.

Posted Thu 08/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business expectations on a new low

Expectations are particularly weak for the retail sector, which continues to struggle to entice consumer spending even with sustained discounting.

Posted Wed 08/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Weak sales expectations for retailers

Business expectations continued to decline with weak consumer spending and rising fuel prices, according to the April results of the latest Dun & Bradstreet business expectations survey.

Posted Wed 06/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aus economy hopeful despite retail woes

The Dun & Bradstreet business expectations survey shows that although the positive outlook is shared across all sectors, retailers report this is some of their most difficult circumstances for years.

Posted Wed 12/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Employment growth confidence drops to lowest level

Australian business executives have given a mixed outlook on the economy as employment growth and capital investment confidence deteriorates, but sales and profit expectations improve.

Posted Thu 14/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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