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Business payment times indicate poor financial health 13 August, 2013
Australian businesses are taking longer to pay each other in 2013 compared to a year earlier, in an indication that their level of financial health has not improved.
Business sentiment settles in year-end outlook 06 August, 2013
Business confidence levels are showing signs of stabilising, with the year-end outlook for profits, sales, employment and capital investment beginning to level out.
Businesses say no new jobs 02 July, 2013
Australian businesses  don't plan to employ new staff in the months ahead in an indication they expect the current period of weak economic growth to continue in the new financial year.
Price expectations rise from historic low point 04 June, 2013
After their expectations reached a 24-year low in the previous quarter, businesses are indicating that price rises are on the agenda in the new financial year as they seek to retain profits while compensating for cost pressures and low sales growth.
Cash flow slows in 2013 22 May, 2013
Business cash flow has slowed this year, placing further strain on a range of industries already experiencing low confidence because of weak trading activity and high operating costs.
Interest rates cut by 25 points 07 May, 2013
The RBA has cut interest rates by 25 points to 2.75 per cent to  stimulate sustainable growth in the economy and constrain inflation.
Business spending tumbles 07 May, 2013
Australian businesses will keep cutting their spending this year, with expectations for capital investment, employment and new credit set to fall further.
SMEs vulnerable to cyber-attacks: Symantec 03 May, 2013
Small businesses are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks with more than 30 per cent of SMEs the target of online breaches, according to a new report by software security company Symantec.
Fuel tax credit changes in July 01 May, 2013
From 1 July 2013, businesses may be affected by rate changes to fuel tax credits as a result of increased carbon charge amounts or changes to fuel used in heavy vehicle travel.
SMEs lose 24b annually to involuntary IT management 30 April, 2013
Small businesses are losing 24 billion dollars and 300 hours annually in business productivity to involuntary IT management, according to a new survey conducted by Microsoft and AMI Partners.

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