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Dollar drops on weak retail figures

The Australian dollar has dropped on the back of a lower than expected increase in retail sales, with purchases taking a dive for department stores and household good retailers.

Small retailers expecting a flat 2012

After predictions of dismal Christmas and New Year sales were realised by smaller retailers across the country, many say they’re expecting 2012 to be another flat year for trade.

Retail figures show no joy for Christmas trade

Retail turnover fell during the all-important month of December, thanks to a sales slump in food retailing and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services.

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.

Christmas sales predictions not so festive for retailers

Retailers aren’t counting on joy to save the year, with Christmas sales projected to see only a small growth over last year's figures.

Retailers say ABS July retail trade increase “not enough”

The Australian Retailers Association said the ABS July Retail Trade figures released yesterday showing a 0.7 percent growth in July retail trade was "not good enough".

June retail trade creeps 0.2 percent higher

Retail trade in Australia has improved, but only by 0.2 percent in June, repeating the 0.2 percent growth in retail sales recorded by the ABS in May this year.

Cash bonus to kick in: spend or save?

With the Federal Government’s $900 cash bonus – part of the $42 billion stimulus package – hitting consumer bank accounts today, research conducted by...

Retail sales boost spending

The retail industry experienced some much needed growth in the month of January, off the back of extended retail sale periods, along with the Government’s December stimulus package.


Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

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

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

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

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...