While February eftpos results have declined slightly from January as spending returns to "normal" after the traditional holiday period, the results were still strong.
The Shopping Intent Report show shoppers are basing purchasing decisions on a seamless combination of an average of four online and traditional mediums.
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.
The latest Commonwealth Bank business sales indictor increased by 0.8 per cent in trend terms in March, following a 9.9 per cent gain in February and 1.0 per cent increase in both January and December.
Research from Shop A Docke reveals shoppers are making full use of the coupon culture with 50 per cent of respondents reporting that coupons are saving them up to $100 a month.
International retailers continue to find Australia as an attractive market for new store openings, according to research from CBRE.
Businesses are paying their bills more than three days faster than 12 months ago, however, payment days remain substantially above pre-GFC levels.
Predictions for the retail property market are worst off compared to the other property classes of commercial, industrial and residential, according to the Australian Property Institute.
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index shows the annualised growth rate of the index was 2.4 per cent in February 2012.
Economic confidence has dipped to a two and half year low amongst small to medium business operates, according to the latest research by MYOB.