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Interest rate concerns push business optimism down

Business expectations have slid this quarter, as interest rate worries and ongoing pressure from the strong Australian dollar weighs on local SMBs.

Strong Aussie dollar impacting business profit expectations

Small businesses, especially those in retail and manufacturing, hold great concern over the impact the high Australian dollar will have on operations during the June quarter.

Business expectations back to pre-GFC levels

Businesses have recorded a significant jump in sales and profit expectations for the June 2012 quarter, with sales expectations rising to levels not seen since 2003.

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.

Businesses sitting comfortably for 2012

Businesses are feeling confident about trading conditions for the upcoming year, following surprisingly positive expectation results during the September quarter.

Christmas unlikely to boost SME bottom lines

Local business owners are feeling pessimistic about seeing revenue rises during the upcoming Christmas season, as many express doubt the economy will improve any time soon.

Rate concerns cause business expectations to slump

Business and sales expectations have again fallen on the back of interest rate rise fears, according to new Dun & Bradstreet figures, which also revealed Australia's employment outlook has slipped to an index of -5.

Business owners confidence in economy stalls

While over half of Australia’s small to medium sized business owners expect to see economic recovery in the next twelve months, the level of confidence in the recovery has fallen since November.

Economic outlook deteriorates

The latest Dun and Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey has revealed that the economy will continue to slide into recession, with the worst yet to...

Plan for business challenges

With increasing interest rates, fluctuating petrol prices, drought, lagging trade payments, and the credit crunch, planning for business challenges is a must for SME...


Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

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Afterpay doubles revenue and partners with Worldpay to go global

Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...