Global Financial Crisis
8:36PM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 | Retail sales fell unexpectedly in June as consumers remain nervous about the global economy – a sentiment also being felt by the business sector, particularly SMEs.
8:23PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 | Australian start-ups will enjoy “green growth” opportunities in the future, but entrepreneurs will have to contend with skills challenges as the economy undergoes major change, a new government report has warned.
7:49PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 | Launching a business during a global economic downturn is ill timed, to say the least. For Mozo founder Rohan Gamble, it was very much a case of sink or swim.
7:59PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | The consumer price index rose by 0.9% in the June quarter, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, throwing into doubt the timing of the next interest rate rise.
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.
7:11PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 | A new report reveals that business deposits far outweigh loans to businesses, particularly among small firms facing an ongoing struggle to access finance.
7:21PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 | Industry experts say students are still wary of starting their own businesses despite new figures that reveal job prospects for university graduates have dwindled during the past two years.
7:38PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 | The Federal Government is relying on its upcoming Women in Global Business program to boost the number of female Australian exporters, with research revealing that figure is declining.
6:00AM | Thursday, 30 June 2011 | Survey shows plummeting small business support for the government, with only 14% having a thorough understanding of carbon policy.
6:56PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 | New research reveals one in four Australian consumers are dipping into their savings or going into debt to maintain their lifestyles, but businesses appear unfazed by consumers’ increasingly tight finances.