4:00AM | Thursday, 11 April 2013 | While ANZ recently committed to lending $1 billion to new businesses, are its competitors doing or planning anything similar? We spoke to the other big four banks to find out.
1:01PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | New retail sales figures show sales slid by 0.1% in November, but the December figures could see a significant turnaround.
8:45PM | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 | A lack of workplace flexibility could prompt more men to start their own business, after a report revealed 18% of men have considered leaving their job because of inflexible arrangements.
8:04PM | Thursday, 9 August 2012 | Australia’s unemployment rate eased to 5.2% in July, according to new figures, although a Westpac economic note warns it would be “inappropriate” to interpret the fall as the start of a tumble in the jobless level.
8:52PM | Monday, 6 August 2012 | Start-ups are being urged to monitor comments left on their Facebook pages, after the parent company of Smirnoff failed to monitor distasteful comments made by its Facebook “fans”.
7:57PM | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | The Westpac–Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by 3.7% in July, suggesting the spate of interest rate cuts is finally having an impact on household spending.
6:09PM | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by 0.3% in June, but Westpac chief economist Bill Evans has dismissed the increase as another “disappointing” result.
6:15PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 | The unemployment rate increased by 0.2% in May, new statistics show, with the data potentially dampening the probability of an interest rate cut in August.
5:00AM | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | The big four banks “couldn’t give a toss” about providing credit to new enterprises, federal Small Business Minister Brendan O’Connor has claimed.
5:47PM | Monday, 7 May 2012 | The majority of Australian women who take a pay cut when they start their business are happy to do so, according to a new survey, but often struggle to stay afloat.