Sales expectation soar 05 August, 2014
After stalling over the past three months, the outlook for sales has risen to the highest level since 2003, with 46 per cent of businesses expecting increased activity in the fourth quarter of the year while nine per cent anticipate fewer sales and the majority no change.
More businesses, more failures 29 July, 2014
In signs that confidence about the trading environment may be strengthening, the number of business start-ups in Australia has jumped by 23 per cent compared the previous quarter and by eight per cent from a year earlier.
Bright signs for credit growth 01 July, 2014
The outlook for commercial borrowing is showing signs of improvement with survey findings that 21 per cent of businesses intend to seek credit to grow during the third quarter of the year, the strongest response since the beginning of 2011.
Businesses facing cashflow squeeze 17 June, 2014
Australian businesses have identified cashflow as the issue most likely to impact their operations in the next three months, while new analysis of invoice payments reveals that payment times have slowed to their lowest rate in three years.
Mixed outlook for new financial year 03 June, 2014
Business expectations for the start of the new financial year are mixed across industries, with the outlook from manufacturers and wholesalers continuing recent positive gains, while retailers in particular anticipate a sharp drop in profitability on the back of falling consumer confidence.
Consumer stress to worsen 28 May, 2014
Financial stress was heightened during April and is set to worsen in the next three months as slow wages growth, high household debt and costs of living impact consumers' capacity to manage their finances.
Budget talk fails to dampen business outlook 06 May, 2014
The near-term business outlook in Australia has improved despite expectations of across-the-board spending cuts in this month's Federal Budget, with companies forecasting increased sales, employment and investment activity during the third quarter of this year.
Employment intentions hold 01 April, 2014
The number of businesses indicating they will hire staff in the months ahead has increased for a third consecutive quarter, supporting a view that underlying economic conditions are stable and that confidence is sound in spite of recent high-profile company and industry announcements on job cuts.
D&B Insight magazine now available. 27 March, 2014
Get your business, industry and consumer insight all in one place -  including risk and economic forecasts, consumer credit analysis, business expectations and industry news.
Dun & Bradstreet welcomes comprehensive credit reporting system 12 March, 2014
Financial inclusion in Australia is set to improve following today's implementation of changes to the Privacy Act, which will introduce a comprehensive credit reporting system for Australia's estimated 16 million credit users.

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