RBA - The Reserve Bank of Australia
7:14AM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | Amazon has reported a significant dip in profits, despite its sales soaring by 51% in the previous quarter.
7:27PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | The Australian Bankers’ Association has rebuffed a proposal to cap the surcharge fees imposed by credit card customers, much to the dismay of EFTPOS payment platforms.
7:23PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | Australian households are in recession, a new report claims, as a multitude of economic factors create the “perfect storm” to drive down consumer sentiment.
7:44PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 | Westpac is predicting a 1% cut to interest rates, putting it at odds with the other major banks, as low consumer sentiment continues to hurt business confidence.
7:40PM | Wednesday, 13 July 2011 | Consumer sentiment has hit a two-year low as concerns escalate about the European financial crisis, the ongoing impact of interest rate rises and the carbon tax.
7:06PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 | Interest rates have remained on hold for yet another month, the Reserve Bank announced yesterday, but the lengthy hold-off appears to be contributing to the pressures faced by business.
7:06PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 | Interest rates remain the primary cause of concern among company executives according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey as businesses wait for the Reserve Bank to make its next move.
7:56AM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 | Outgoing ACCC chief Graeme Samuel has backed improved dispute resolution measures for the franchise sector.
7:56PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 | Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.6% in May according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics as consumers adopt a wait and see approach to spending while they await the next interest rate rise.
6:00AM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 | Westpac has extended its lead on the other major banks due to improved ratings in the micro business market, according to the latest DBM Business Financial Services Monitor.