Economic downturn


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10:43PM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 |  The global economic downturn cut a swathe through start-ups in most developed countries. But not Australia.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia’s ‘big four’ banks set to post record profits

10:16AM | Monday, 25 October 2010 |  Australia’s ‘big four’ banks are all set to post record profits in a signal that they have bounced back from the economic downturn.

THE NEWS WRAP: ABCC to tackle rogue businesses in the building sector

10:14AM | Thursday, 21 October 2010 |  The building industry’s watchdog will take on new responsibilities to tackle rogue businesses in the sector.

Economic growth forecast suffers fifth monthly dip in a row

10:11PM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 |  Westpac’s economic growth forecast has trended downwards for the fifth month in a row, although the overall picture remains positive for small businesses.

Franchises facing recruitment challenge

10:44PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 |  New research reveals Australia’s franchises are in good shape, although recruiting franchisees remains a major issue.

Small business profits hit by global downturn

10:19PM | Wednesday, 13 October 2010 |  A recent survey indicates Australian small businesses are struggling under global economic pressures, with almost a third suffering a profit loss over the past year.