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RBA to sit tight on 2% cash rate in February

Most analysts expect continuing show signs of improvement in Australia’s labour market will persuade the RBA to keep the cash rate at 2% next month

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Drivers saving $14 per week as fuel price plummets

Consumers and small business es are saving $14 per week at the bowser as the fuel price plummets below a dollar a litre

NSW economy tops national league yet again

The NSW economy has come out on top of the State of the State report for the sixth consecutive quarter, topping the nation in six of the eight criteri…

Business confidence rises among SMEs

Business confidence is at its highest level in almost five years nationally, with SME owners’ sentiments varying considerably across the States and Te…

One in nine jobless Australians over two years without work

Older unemployed people found it harder to find work than their younger counterparts as the overall number of jobless Australians fell in the second h…

Business borrowing on the rise

The total value of loans rose to a seven-and-a-half year high in November, spearheaded by a resurgence in business borrowing

Consumer confidence drifts lower on China concern

Consumer confidence has slipped to its lowest level since Malcolm Turnbull took over as Prime Minister, although the strong jobs market should help th…

Literacy and numeracy letting businesses down

The Australian Industry Group says their survey revealing only 50% of Australians have requisite literacy and numeracy skills to operate at work is of…

Economy OK despite worrying time – Treasurer

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison is upbeat about the Australian economy despie a report warning we face our slowest income growth in more than half a …

Have you been affected by the recent bushfires?

The ATO understand large numbers of people, many of whom SME owners, were affected by the recent bushfires and need time to deal with immediate concer…

Super guarantee payment due

The super guarantee payment for the last the quarter is due 28 January 2016, for all businesses with employees, and SMEs can get help from the ATO web…

Unemployment steady, but more work to do

Despite unemployment remaining at a near two-year low, both sides of politics acknowledge more work must be done to get more than 720,000 Australians …

Challenge to take innovation in convenience to new heights

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores champions innovation as a key pillar for the future growth of their industry and the AACS Convenien…

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay comes to Sydney

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, an event that embodies collaboration and speed in business with ten-man corporate teams running alongside each other …

Aussies dining out when the sun’s out

Retail spending rose in November, boosted by a big spike in the amount Australians spent in cafes and restaurants and record car sales and building ap…

Great Ocean Road reopens after fires

The Great Ocean Road has been re-opened this morning, giving a boost to local businesses who rely on tourism that has been badly hit by the recent bus…

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