Business conditions and confidence both edged down in February, according to the National Australia Bank monthly business survey.
Online spending dipped a little in December, according to the NAB online retail sales index.
The NAB Online Retail Sales Index rose to 241 points in November.
While there have been numerous reports that the outlook for Christmas will be a positive one, the latest survey from National Australia Bank suggests otherwise.
Compared with the previous month, the NAB Online Retail Sales Index edged a little lower in September.
Business confidence for SMEs rebounded in the September quarter.
While business conditions continue to remain soft they did improve in the September quarter for most industries, according to the National Australia Bank quarterly business survey.
While for most parts, the retail sector is doing it tough, online sales trend continue to remain robust as it was up 22 per cent year-on-year in August, according to the National Australia Bank online retail sales index.
NAB Bank has partnered with TRO Australia, Intel and Telstra as part of a marketing campaign to promote NAB's Auskick sponsorship and coinciding with the AFL finals season in Melbourne.
The retail sector appeared to have been "a notable exception" in performance terms compared to other industries in National Australia’s Bank’s monthly business survey for August 2012.
National Australia Bank's nline Retail Sales Index valued online sales in Australia in the year to July 2012 at $11.7 billion.
Poor trading and profits have been the result in the dramatic drop in retail business conditions, as reported by the National Australia Bank monthly business survey for July 2012.
New evidence based on National Australia Bank Online Retail Index for June 2012 shows that Australian consumers are in fact spending.
Despite product price inflation softened, retailers remain far more optimistic than any other industry, according to the National Australia Bank June quarterly business survey.
The National Australia Bank’s monthly business survey for June has reiterated the positive results the retail industry is seeing from the RBA's rate cuts.
NAB's online retail index shows online sales in Australia, which is worth $11.1 billion for the year to April, growth started to slowdown over the past year but it still continues to outpace traditional retail.
Reflective of the ABS retail trade figures, the National Australia Bank's monthly business survey for April shows while business conditions deteriorated across all industries, with the exception of retail and mining.
After a spike in February, growth in online sales eased in March, according to the National Australia Bank Online Retail Sales Index.
While retail vacancy remained fairly stable, the overall retail property condition continues to struggle, according to the NAB commercial property index for the first quarter of 2012.
There's no more excuse for the Reserve Bank to not cut interest rates in May or June after the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced an increase in the Consumer Price Index by 0.1 per cent.
Retail prices have weakened and appear to have fallen slightly in the first quarter of 2012, according National Australia Bank monthly business survey for March.
Online sales were up 26 per cent year-on-year in February compared to 19 per cent in January, according to National Australia Bank's February online retail sales index.
While online sales have increased it only accounts for 4.9 per cent of total retail spending in Australia, according to National Australia Bank.
Retail prices have recorded the weakest outcome in six months, according to National Australia Bank monthly business survey for January 2012.
National Australia Bank’s monthly business survey for December has been released reconfirming the reality of the retail industry continues to remain bleak.
Retail continues to fall into the category of weaker performing sectors, according to the National Australia Bank quarterly business survey for September.
Business conditions have improved in all industries but despite this, retail remains at "depressed levels".
Business conditions have dropped for 2 points in June to -1 points for July, recording the weakest outcome since the flood-induced slowdown in January.
The fall in consumer spending is reflected in the continuous drop in retail conditions as reported by National Australia Bank’s business survey for June.
FlyBuys members will receive four FlyBuys points from NAB for every five dollar spent in Coles Supermarkets when they pay for their groceries with a FlyBuys-linked NAB credit card.
NAB ASX 300 business confidence survey found that business conditions for large corporates was at 13 points and is stronger in comparison to -3 points for the broader economy.
The (NAB business survey for March reported that business confidence eased a little to 9 points, after increasing solidly in each of the previous two months.
The retail sentiment is now the weakest of all industries where it now sits at -13 points, while confidence is strongest in business services with 11 points.