2:53PM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Australian small businesses are feeling positive about their current and future performance, according to the first Westpac-Melbourne Institute Small Business Index.
8:01PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 | The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index fell to 1.6% in June, as the economy grapples with consumer and business caution, higher savings rates and rising unemployment.
8:26PM | Wednesday, 10 August 2011 | Consumer confidence has taken another dive as concerns continue to mount about the global economy, but experts say the outlook could get even gloomier as financial markets remain volatile.
7:40PM | Wednesday, 13 July 2011 | Consumer sentiment has hit a two-year low as concerns escalate about the European financial crisis, the ongoing impact of interest rate rises and the carbon tax.
6:03PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 | Household finances have hit their lowest level in a decade as consumers increase their precautionary savings, according to a new report by the Melbourne Institute.