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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 12:00:23 / Read More »

March retail figures stumble after solid February

Despite a strong start earlier in the year, the retail industry has tumbled by 0.4 per cent in March.

Posted Mon 06/05/2013 03:00:02 / Read More »

Getting the channel mix right

Interacting with customers across multiple channels and investing in the right mix of digital and traditional channels will the major challenges for Australian businesses, an Optus report has revealed.

Posted Fri 03/05/2013 02:00:04 / Read More »

Modest online sales growth in March

Following a weak level of spending in February, online sales growth rate in March was modest, according to the NAB Online Retail Sales Index.

Posted Thu 02/05/2013 04:14:14 / Read More »

Australians spend with caution: Nielsen

Consumer confidence remains stable after dropping only one index point in 2013Q1 to 94 points versus the previous quarter.

Posted Thu 02/05/2013 04:10:26 / Read More »

Mother's Day spending to grow

With Mother's Day just around the corner, IBISWorld has revealed Australians are expected to spend almost $1.4 billion on Mother’s Day gifts this year.

Posted Wed 01/05/2013 12:00:43 / Read More »

Retailers demand for interest rate cuts

Retailers are pleading for another interest rate cut to 2.5 per cent when the Reserve Bank of Australia meets in May.

Posted Mon 29/04/2013 04:00:54 / 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 03:30:58 / Read More »

CPI doubles in March quarter

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 per cent in the March quarter compared with the 0.2 per cent rise in the December quarter 2012.

Posted Fri 26/04/2013 04:00:35 / Read More »

Department store customers shop online

One in two department store customers also shop online, the latest Roy Morgan research shows.

Posted Fri 26/04/2013 12:02:22 / Read More »

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