News
CPI rises in December quarter 24 January, 2013
The Consumer Price Index rose marginally in the December quarter 2012, driven by increases in interstate holiday and petrol prices, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Pre-GFC levels of global growth not expected to resume until 2017 22 January, 2013
The global economic recovery remains stalled five years after the GFC, with long-term growth unlikely to be achieved until 2017, according to new D&B  data. Increased country risk over the past year saw more than 40 per cent of countries rated a higher risk than when the global economic recovery began in late 2009.
Inclusive and diverse workplaces better for business: study 22 January, 2013
Making employees feel included and recognising diversity in the workplace goes a long way when it comes to boosting business performance, according to a recent survey from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Australia to drop out of top 20 economies by 2050 17 January, 2013
Australia will no longer be part of the world's 20 largest economies by 2050 and is likely to be overtaken by countries such as Argentina, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, according to new PwC forecasts.
One in four personal insolvencies are business-related 10 January, 2013
New insolvency statistics reveal that one in four bankruptcies in the December quarter 2012 were business-related.
Trade deficit biggest since GFC 09 January, 2013
Australia's trade deficit has widened by eight per cent in November last year to the largest recorded since the Global Financial Crisis, according to new ABS data.
Price outlook drops to lowest point in 24 years 08 January, 2013
Australian businesses are looking to negotiate a post-Christmas spending slump through continued discounting, with the outlook for selling prices during the first quarter of this year falling to a historic low.
Small Business Wrap will return on 11 January 19 December, 2012
The D&B Small Business Wrap will take a break from 21 December onwards and will return as usual with the latest in business trends, advice and news on 11 January, 2013.
GST compliance costing small businesses 19 December, 2012
Australian small businesses are spending more than half their total internal compliance costs on GST compliance at 58 per cent, compared with 40 per cent for small businesses in Britain, Canada and South Africa.
Festive shoppers to spend 12bn dollars this week 18 December, 2012
Australian shoppers are expected to spend almost $12 billion this week, roughly equating to an average of $520 per person, according to data from the Australian National Retailers Association and GE Capital.

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