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Interest rates remain at three per cent 02 April, 2013
The Reserve Bank today decided to leave interest rates at three per cent as a result of on-target inflation and below trend economic growth.
Capital investment fades in a weak outlook to mid-year 02 April, 2013
Fewer executives are planning to make a capital investment in their business during the coming months, with investment expectations among Australian businesses fading in the lead-up to the middle of the year.
Gary Gray named new small business minister 26 March, 2013
WA MP Gary Gray was yesterday named as the sixth federal small business minister.
Fifth small business minister quits 25 March, 2013
Chris Bowen has resigned from his post as the Federal Small Business Minister on Friday just over a month into the job.
Small business sales drop 5 per cent 22 March, 2013
Small businesses are seeing reduced sales, particularly for firms in retail and construction, with new statistics indicating sales fell by  more than five  per cent in the year to February 2013.
Retailers to limit credit card surcharges following new rules 21 March, 2013
New credit rules adopted by Visa and American Express will restrict retailers from charging customers unreasonable fees for paying with a credit or debit card, following an RBA decision last year.
Australian businesses in China optimistic but challenges remain 20 March, 2013
Australian businesses in China are optimistic about their future prospects but cite increasing competition, access to skilled labour and wage pressures as some of the major challenges.
Asian Century business grants open 20 March, 2013
Grants aimed at helping small businesses capitalise on opportunities in Asia are now open as part of the Asian Century Business Engagement Plan.
Businesses unaware of first aid safety 19 March, 2013
Nearly 90 per cent of businesses are not aware of first aid processes, according to a new survey by St John Ambulance.
Three in four SMEs expect insurance price hike 18 March, 2013
Three-quarters of Australian SMEs expect their insurance premiums to rise over the coming year, with 54 per cent anticipating an increase of more than 10 per cent.

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