BIS Shrapnel


Building and telco sectors set to lead post-mining surge: Report

8:00AM | Monday, 27 August 2012 |  The building and telecommunications industries are expected to pick up in the next few years as the mining sector slows, although other businesses are set to struggle, according to a new report.

Food chains soar as independents fall out of favour

7:00AM | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 |  Franchises appear to be spearheading growth in the food industry, according to a new report, which shows café chains grew by 5.2% in 2011 while independent cafés declined.

Jittery Australian firms fret over 2012 prospects: Report

3:00AM | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 |  About 30% of Australian businesses are worried about their prospects for the year ahead, new research shows, while the number of businesses planning to sell or close down has fallen 6%.

Businesses must innovate to combat retirement surge: Report

1:00AM | Tuesday, 31 January 2012 |  A surge of baby boomers reaching retirement age won’t affect the labour market as much as previously thought but businesses still need to plan in advance, according to a new report.

Construction set to buckle under Qld boom

4:20PM | Monday, 4 April 2011 |  A new report reveals civil construction activity is expected to soar by 25% over the next three years, putting a strain on the entire industry as skills shortages escalate and wage pressures increase.