News and interviews on IBISWorld including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
The threat of recession hangs heavy over the business landscape, but not every company is bracing for bad news. In a sector-by-sector breakdown, SmartCompany reveals the industries of likely refuge in the maelstrom ahead.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
This is the year where leadership and people’s real sales fitness levels and skills will be put to the test. SUE BARRETT
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Biotechnology workers, online analysts and garbage collectors will be some of the safest jobs in Australia this year, according to analysis by research company IBISWorld.
Tuesday, 06 January 2009
Car retailing, investment banking, bricklaying and catering will be some of the industries most at risk during 2009, according to a new report by research company IBISWorld.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
There is no doubt that 2009 promises to be a challenging year as the economy slows and the global financial crisis rolls on. But smart businesses will continue to look for opportunities to expand, boost their market share and find brilliant staff.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
While the laundry and dry cleaning sector has benefitted from the trend of outsourcing, competition is fierce and consolidation looks set to continue. IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT finds the challenges and opportunities.
Tuesday, 02 December 2008
The ageing population and increasing government health spending are helping the physiotherapy sector record strong growth, although the weakening economic environment may force some operators to book in for a stress-relieving massage. By ROBERT BRYANT
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
As we near the end of the first decade of this new century, Australia has relatively few financial and economic issues of the sort that are tearing the US apart.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Any Australian retailer feeling smug about the rushed retreat of US giant JC Penny from the local market after just two months should think again.
The drought, a glut of grapes and poor prices have left Australia’s grape growing sector punch drunk in recent years. But IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT reports the conditions are set to take a turn for the better.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Australia’s airline industry is struggling with high fuel costs, falling consumer spending and dwindling tourism activity. As IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explains, competition from low-cost Asian airlines will clip the sector’s wings even furt
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Australia’s construction industry has grown strongly in the last five years as the property, mining and infrastructure sectors have boomed. But the global financial crisis has put a question mark over growth. IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explai
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Australia’s heavily-regulated pub sector has had a difficult few years, but the rapid consolidation of the industry should make the bigger pub players much stronger. IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explains.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Despite the downturn, industry growth for Australia’s casino industry should remain relatively stable in the next few years. But as IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explains, the threat of competition from overseas and online will remain a challeng
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Low growth, and the fact that major players have to fight tooth and nail for every bit of market share, has left the wholesale pharmaceutical market ailing. By ROBERT BRYANT
Wednesday, 08 October 2008
The holiday season may be in full bloom, but the economic slowdown is likely to weigh heavily on the struggling holiday accommodation market. IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explains.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
The closure of 61 Starbucks stores earlier this year was a warning sign for the café and restaurant sector. As the economy slows and discretionary spending dries up, some smaller operators will be forced to leave the sector. IBISWorld general manager ROBE
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
The turmoil on global financial markets does not bode well for non-bank deposit taking finance companies, which will also be hit by a slowing economy, increased competition, rising costs and even the drought. IBISWorld general manager ROBERT BRYANT explai
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Rising oil prices have put a big dent in the growth of the road transport sector and the industry is likely to bit hit further by traffic congestion and the introduction of carbon trading. The industry must consolidate if it is to thrive. IBISWorld genera
Tuesday, 09 September 2008
The toy and sporting goods industry has been struggling against a trend towards kids playing video games and surfing the internet, and as IBISWorld’s general manager ROBERT BRYANT says, if the local industry can’t beat the electronic goods makers, then th