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  • Retail turnover grows 0.4% in September

    Retail turnover improved across most Australian states and industries in September, continuing a streak of slim overall gains, ABS data shows

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling03 Nov. 11 18:46
  • Reserve Bank cuts cash rate

    The RBA on Tuesday voted to trim the cash rate by 25 basis points to 4.5%, marking the first cut since early 2009

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling01 Nov. 11 17:59
  • Australian economy grew 2.1% in FY11

    Australia's GDP increased by 2.1% in 2011 during the 20th year of growth, ABS data shows, and the nation's total net worth gained by more than $62b

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling28 Oct. 11 18:30
  • Signs good for Australian economy in 2012

    Australian economic growth is showing early indications of swinging from well below trend in 2011 to above trend in early 2012, but Westpac (ASX:WBC) cautions it is too early to be sure

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling19 Oct. 11 18:28
  • Australian e-commerce to top $30b this year

    Australians will spend $30.2b on online transactions this year, with 97% of internet users having shopped online at least once, research from PayPal states

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling18 Oct. 11 18:59
  • Australian trade to boom through to 2025

    Australia's international trade will surge 129% by 2025 – nearly double the global growth rate over this time – with the strongest period to be the next five years, HSBC predicts

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling12 Oct. 11 18:47
  • Business conditions bounce back in September

    Australian business conditions and confidence improved in September after a two-month lull, but there are signs overall recovery may be slow, NAB (ASX:NAB) research shows

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling11 Oct. 11 18:40
  • Job listings fall again in September

    ANZ (ASX:ANZ) expects unemployment to increase to 5.5% by mid-next year, after documenting an ongoing decline in job advertisements

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling10 Oct. 11 18:22
  • RBA leaves cash rate on hold again

    The RBA has once again elected not to change the cash rate, despite the downbeat tone of some economic indicators

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling04 Oct. 11 17:48
  • Consumer sentiment spikes in September

    Consumer confidence improved markedly in September, but remains shaken compared to last year, a Westpac-Melbourne Institute survey shows

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling14 Sept. 11 18:19
  • Australian businesses failures on the rise

    The number of Australian companies going out of business spiked during the June quarter, according to a global survey from Dun & Bradstreet

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling13 Sept. 11 17:45
  • Unemployment grows to 5.3% in August

    Unemployment and underemployment both increased in August, ABS statistics show, but the total number of hours worked is still on the rise

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling08 Sept. 11 18:36
  • SMB profitability hits rock-bottom ebb

    Australian small business profitability is at the lowest point in the 18-year history of a quarterly survey conducted by Telstra's (ASX:TLS) Sensis

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling06 Sept. 11 18:12