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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 03:51:39 / Read More »

Interest rate remains unchanged

As expected by many retailers, the Reserve Bank has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 03:26:41 / Read More »

Election gets the better of consumers

In the lead up to the federal election this Saturday, signs of nervousness are more obvious than ever as consumers continue to spend cautiously, which is reflective of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade Figures.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 03:07:17 / Read More »

Online spending strengthens as consumers shop locally

Australians have already spent $14.1 billion on online shopping for the full year to July 2013, National Australia Bank;s latest Online Retail Index shows.

Posted Mon 02/09/2013 02:23:37 / Read More »

Small businesses proactively future-proofing their operations

A nationwide survey conducted by American Express found that almost three in four businesses have taken actions to future-proof their operations in face of sustained economic uncertainty.

Posted Wed 28/08/2013 03:04:01 / Read More »

Spending lifts in July but very slowly: CBA

While spending has lifted in July by 0.2 per cent in trend terms, it was the slowest pace on record since September 2012, the Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator shows.

Posted Wed 21/08/2013 03:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers are shopping on Sundays and more regularly

New research from Woolworths has revealed Sunday is fast becoming the new Saturday and consumers are no longer making weekly but daily trips to the supermarket.

Posted Mon 19/08/2013 02:00:15 / Read More »

Consumer respond positively to rate cut

The Reserve Banks' latest decision to reduce the cash rate by another 0.25 per cent earlier this month has helped lift consumer sentiment for August.

Posted Wed 14/08/2013 03:51:00 / Read More »

Officeworks scores deal with Queensland government

Officeworks has been appointed as a supplier of office and education supplies to Queensland government.

Posted Tue 13/08/2013 01:07:25 / Read More »

Business confidence shows signs of economic recovery

Roy Morgan Research's business confidence survey in July indicated there are tentative signs the Australian economy is recovering.

Posted Tue 13/08/2013 12:59:53 / Read More »

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