News and interviews on Alan Oster including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Wages and prices are rising more slowly than expected and confidence is above the long-term average, NAB survey says
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
While the latest NAB Monthly Business Survey reveals business conditions improved during September, confidence remains flat.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Australian sharemarket opens at a four-month high today following solid leads from Wall Street.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
The latest NAB Commercial Property Survey reveals property conditions continued to deteriorate in the June quarter.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
NAB’s monthly business survey reveals further falls in business confidence and conditions.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Business confidence remained steady during June following a decrease of 13 points in May due to concerns over the proposed mining tax and profitability.
Monday, 10 May 2010
The latest business confidence data shows exactly which sectors are being hit by higher rates and entrepreneurs must take note of the cashflow implications.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
SMEs will soon find that getting finance to grow isn't their only problem – finding people could be an ever bigger challenge.
A slight dip in business confidence can't stop businesses become more bullish about hiring intentions.
Tuesday, 09 March 2010
Workers at the Pluto liquefied natural gas project in WA have been exposed to high levels of asbestos, the Manufacturing Workers Union has said.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The Australian sharemarket has opened slightly higher today, despite no leads in the US due to the Presidents’ Day public holiday.
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Today's significant fall in business confidence raises a few concerns about the progress of the recovery. But don't be spooked.
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
NAB’s monthly business survey shows business confidence surged to the highest point since May 2002, jumping three points to 19 points in November.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
NAB’s monthly business survey shows business confidence has jumped a further two points to 16 index points.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Copper production at the BHP Billiton Spence mine in Chile has been reduced to a minimum following a workers' strike.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The NAB monthly business survey and economic outlook shows business confidence dropped by four points to +14.
Today’s fall in business confidence and conditions highlights for entrepreneurs – and the RBA – that the recovery is still in its early stages.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Despite a slew of recent data showing business and consumer confidence is strong, and house prices are rising, economists are nevertheless warning of a double dip recovery.
Tuesday, 08 September 2009
Suncorp launches a $750 million bond offer with NAB announcing last night it held a 7% stake in the banking and insurance company.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Business confidence has surged and companies are now expecting profits will jump. But the corporate collapses keep coming and at least one economist is warning reality will bite us.