Businesses are earning $2 for every $1 spent on innovation, Commonwealth Bank study finds
Innovations implemented by Australian businesses over the past year have contributed $110 billion to the economy, according to research undertaken by the Commonwealth Bank The second annual CommBank Business Insights Report, which looks at innovation practices and performance of companies with two or more employees and an annual turnover greater than $500,000, indicates that businesses […]
Insolvencies set to increase in Australia in 2017
Australian businesses are set to experience an increase in insolvencies this year as a result of another difficult economic year, according to the recently-published Atradius Economic Outlook. The likely 2% increase in insolvencies puts Australia in step with the UK and Canada. The improving trend in the business environment across Australia and other advanced economies is […]
How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?
September 2016 was a mixed month for the Australian economy, and one that brought both incredible milestones and sudden, unexpected troughs. To begin with, the end of the month saw Australia complete its 100th consecutive quarter without a recession, continuing a 25-year growth streak that is the second highest in history. Given that this period […]
Opportunities for SMBS to succeed in exporting
Exports are of huge importance to the Australian economy, making up 19.8% of our GDP in 2015, according to the World Bank. But success with export markets is not limited solely to the agriculture and resources sectors and nor is it limited only to large businesses. There are significant opportunities for SMBs to succeed in […]
Economy grows by 3.3 percent fuels RBA rate rise risk
The Australian economy grew by 1.2 percent in the June quarter, with growth through the year to June at 3.3 percent in figures released today by the ABS, placing pressure on the RBA to increase interest rates before the end of the year.
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