The latest ABS retail trade figures show that sales in December fell 0.7%, seasonally adjusted, although restaurant and takeaway outlets were big winners. Sales declined in every category except Caf├ęs,...

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest business representative, has described today’s decision by the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) to maintain...

Retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) believes the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has demonstrated good fiscal policy by leaving the official cash rate unchanged at three per...

Retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3.25 per cent signalled Australia’s economic conditions...

Retail sales jumped in the month of October, increasing by 0.7 per cent – which was well above expectations. The ABS data came out hours before the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to cut rates...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has applauded the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to further cut the cash rate by .75 percentage points today. The...

The Reserve Bank of Australia has delivered some welcome news to businesses beginning to struggle as economic fears grip the world by reducing the official cash rate by 1% to 6.0%. The 100 basis point...

The October 2008 ACCI (Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Survey of Investor Confidence shows business trading conditions have continued to deteriorate in the September quarter. Business’...

The Reserve Bank of Australia today reduced the cash rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 7.00 per cent, providing some welcome relief to retailers. Leading retail industry bodies the Australian...

The ACCI Small Business Survey highlights that small business conditions have continued to deteriorate over the June 2008 quarter with this index falling to 43.4 – its lowest level since this Survey...