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Business confidence gets election bounce

Business confidence continues to be bolstered by the coalition's election win but NAB's quarterly survey of companies shows conditions have deteriorated. Business conditions have continued to...

Business sentiment continues its downhill side: Survey

Confidence in the small business sector is continuing to wane, according to the latest NAB Quarterly Business Survey, as the global economic climate remains unstable and the prospect of new local taxes sit on the horizon.

SMEs using home loans to finance business, research finds

A large proportion of SME’s are doubly invested in today’s interest rate decision with many using their home loan to finance their businesses.

Business confidence up slightly, conditions flat

Business confidence improved slightly in December despite challenging economic conditions in the Eurozone, though conditions remained flat across the majority of industries.

Business confidence continues to slide

Businesses are pessimistic about trading conditions and their performance for the first quarter of 2012, as concerns about the European debt crisis and the slowing Chinese economy pulled down the majority of indicators in the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (ACCI) Survey of Investor Confidence.

SMB sales up, retail hoping for Christmas miracle

Small business sales were up in October, suggesting that consumer spending will creep back in the lead up to Christmas, according to the latest figures from ANZ.

Businesses need to do more to survive new GFC conditions

The worst thing local businesses can do in the ‘new GFC’ conditions tipped for 2012 is 'just try' to survive. So, here's some expert tips for surviving an economic slowdown.

SME optimism drying up

SME business confidence slid again in the September quarter, with many reporting feeling less optimistic about future activity thanks to volatility in global financial markets and the high Australian dollar.

Business conditions rise, experts hope for stabilising economy

Business conditions recovered slightly last month, according to the NAB’s monthly business survey, as many organisations begin to benefit from rising sales, the lower dollar and potential interest rate cuts.

Consumer sentiment falls to two-year low

More bad news for businesses has been spelt out today, with the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment for August falling to levels not seen since May 2009.

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Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

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Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

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