Business confidence


The News Wrap: Business says election uncertainty hurting jobs

7:23AM | Monday, 1 July 2013 |  Business leaders say uncertainty over when the next federal election will be called is sabotaging jobs and investment. Also, Myer is in a war of words with the Human Rights Commission and China says economic growth isn’t the only measure of success.

My business involves making confidential phone calls. Is a co-working space right for me?

3:57PM | Thursday, 22 March 2012 |  Before moving into a co-working space, there are some critical legal and business issues you must consider.

Business confidence slips despite brightening conditions

3:42PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 |  Business confidence fell three points in February to one index point after strengthening gradually over recent months, NAB’s Monthly Business Survey reveals, while conditions improved marginally.

Services sector struggles to enter positive territory

1:00PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  The services sector remained in negative territory in December, according to the latest Australian Performance of Services Index, with ongoing weakness across consumer-related sub-sectors.

Business conditions improve despite Euro crisis

12:43PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Business conditions improved slightly in November, according to NAB’s Monthly Business Survey, while business confidence was unchanged despite the ongoing European debt crisis.

One in three SMEs expecting Christmas sales dip: Report

12:00AM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Nearly a third of small businesses are expecting a worse Christmas trading period than last year, with conditions “historically weak” for retailers, according to a new report.

Retailers rejoice over rate cut but banks voice uncertainty

11:37PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates ahead of Christmas, but the banks remain uncertain about the likelihood of another rate cut.

Businesses hopeful of New Year recovery: Report

10:13PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Australian businesses have growing optimism over their prospects in the New Year, ahead of an anticipated cut in interest rates, according to a new report.

ACCI issues SME action plan amid record-low confidence

10:39PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging government leaders to adopt a four-point action plan to support SMEs, as business confidence hits a three-year low.

Business conditions and confidence improve amid rate cut talk

10:18PM | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 |  Business conditions perked up in September amid talk of an interest rate cut and the falling Australian dollar, the latest NAB survey shows, but global uncertainty is still having an impact.