5:14AM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Australia is set for negative economic growth in the March quarter following a surprise fall in company profits.
3:32PM | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 | Consumers have continued their caution in spending and borrowing, despite strong growth in national income, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.
3:46PM | Wednesday, 9 March 2011 | A new report shows retail sales are expected to continue to track slowly in the first half of 2011 but businesses can anticipate better conditions from mid-2011 onwards.
2:17PM | Friday, 18 February 2011 | Economists have predicted an upturn in consumer spending despite a key indicator of retail sales recording its 13th consecutive monthly fall in January.
2:00PM | Thursday, 10 February 2011 | A Gold Coast-based niche funds manager has established an investment vehicle to raise $500 million from APRA superannuation funds to assist Queensland SMEs affected by floods and Cyclone Yasi.
2:28PM | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 | Employers are facing increasing wage pressure in light of the latest Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations survey, which shows employment expectations are at their highest level in more than seven years.
2:09AM | Monday, 7 February 2011 | The major banks are expected to unveil profit growth this week, despite six months of falling lending to small businesses.
2:41PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 | Cyclone Yasi has left a $1 billion damage bill for the state’s agricultural industries, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of further budget cuts to fund the recovery effort.
2:29PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Analysts say the financial impact of Cyclone Yasi on an already embattled Queensland will be severe and long lasting, with insurance premiums set to be immediately affected.
2:11AM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Mission Beach and Tully expected to be worst hit, with banana and sugar prices set to soar.