Global Financial Crisis
2:27PM | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 | Small businesses can expect better lending conditions as the economy strengthens and competition in the banking sector increases, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.
2:00AM | Monday, 7 February 2011 | A new survey reveals SMEs are increasingly dissatisfied with politicians’ performances and would like to see the appointment of a small business ombudsman to better represent their interests.
2:40PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Floods, rising interest rates and the high Australian dollar saw the services sector slow down even further in January, falling 0.9 points to 45.5 points as households continue to save.
2:59PM | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 | Interest rates could remain on hold for longer than expected, with business confidence falling into negative territory in December amidst corporate concern about the impact of the Queensland floods.
1:19PM | Friday, 28 January 2011 | New data reveals most Australian workers are missing out on significant wage rises despite an increasingly tight labour market.
1:09AM | Friday, 28 January 2011 | Business leaders have balked at Julia Gillard’s proposed flood levy, claiming that it will hit retail spending and risk destabilising the economy.
1:02PM | Thursday, 6 January 2011 | Ongoing interest rates rises and strong exchange rates saw the services sector continue to underperform in December.
11:00AM | Monday, 29 November 2010 | New research reveals seven in 10 franchisors intend to recruit more franchisees in 2011 as their optimism returns to pre-GFC levels.
11:25PM | Monday, 1 November 2010 | When it comes to start-up survival rates, Australia's hotspot state may come as a bit of a surprise.
10:00AM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 | The head of a leading recruitment group says start-ups should take advantage of the post-GFC climate as employees start to shop around for new jobs.