12:45PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 | Australia’s battered retail sector is in a “technology-induced recession”, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Bank, but experts say this should prompt start-ups to innovate.
12:36PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 | While Western Australia is heavily associated with the mining industry, its state capital is playing host to an increasingly diverse start-up sector. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
12:40PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | Consumer sentiment fell by 8.3% in December, its lowest level since August this year.
12:37PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | Almost 40% of Australian marketing executives expect their marketing budget to increase in 2012, a new report reveals, with advertising campaigns increasingly targeted at mobile devices.
12:30PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | Less than half of Australia’s retail employees believe their organisation successfully retains its most talented people, new data shows, suggesting retailers are failing to provide staff incentives.
12:11PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Start-ups are being urged to register their legal interests in assets held by another party by January 30, as the cost of not registering can exceed any benefits of the contract or arrangement.
12:08PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Less than a quarter of Australian employers expect to increase hiring in the first quarter of 2012, a report reveals. Employers in the services sector are more confident that those in mining.
12:01PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | One in five Australian consumers would shop less on overseas websites if the Australian dollar fell below US90 cents, a survey shows.
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.
12:25PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Experts say you shouldn’t compare start-up incubators based on capital raising figures alone, after new data revealed US incubator Y Combinator has funded companies as its rival TechStars.