News and interviews on IBISWorld including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Travel is one of the most popular online purchases for Australian consumers – which is bad news for Australia’s travel agency sector. By ROBERT BRYANT from IBISWorld
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Business groups and professional associations make plenty of noise, but the growth in the industry is slow, according to IBISWorld’s ROBERT BRYANT
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
The casino industry in Australia can rely on a steady stream of revenue from local punters. But in recent years they have taken a punt on growth in overseas markets such as Asia and the United States. By ROBERT BRYANT of IBISWorld.
Thursday, 08 May 2008
The recent construction boom and strong activity in the infrastructure and mining sectors have helped the plant hire and leasing sector, but it is still a tough game. By ROBERT BRYANT
Thursday, 01 May 2008
Panel beating is far from a dying art, with the industry enjoying long steady growth with no perceptible falling off in the future. By ROBERT BRYANT
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Consumers have taken to online shopping with enthusiasm, but the $16 billion industry is set to lose some momentum. By ROBERT BRYANT
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Computer services consultancies have enjoyed strong growth over the past five years, and the boom is set to continue. By ROBERT BRYANT of IBISWorld.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Fitness industry growth to slow
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Clothing retailers are hitting a period of falling consumer confidence, but there are reasons to be optimistic for the longer term. By ROBERT BRYANT of IBISWorld
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Games are not child’s play anymore, with the toy and game retailing industry raking in hundreds of millions of dollars every year. By ROBERT BRYANT
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Squeezed discretionary dollars mean that cafés and restaurants will be fighting for customers, reports ROBERT BRYANT of IBISWorld.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Video and movie production has come through some recent lean times to be back offering growth opportunities. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.
Thursday, 06 March 2008
The embattled video rental market has more hard times ahead as consumers continue to enjoy increasing entertainment choices. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Starting up a new venture, or launching a new product, is fraught with danger – and ripe with myths – for both green-horn and veteran entrepreneurs. Those who survive and thrive have learnt from their mistakes. AMANDA GOME identifies the common myths, and
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Cleaning services in Australia – tied to both the trend to outsourcing and the state of disposable income – is looking ahead to moderate growth. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Flower retailing, largely dependent on discretionary spending, faces a tough outlook, but is fighting back with more offerings and easier access. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.
Thursday, 07 February 2008
Cosmetics and toiletries are based on a solid foundation, and the segment's trend looks set to stay in fashion. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.
Friday, 01 February 2008
Fast growth industries: which are hot, which are duds
Thursday, 31 January 2008
SmartCompany is turning one-year-old. We have learnt a lot in our first year, and hope you have too. Here are 10 of the best lessons entrepreneurs have shared. By AMANDA GOME.
Waste disposal is a multi-billion dollar industry, and more in demand than ever. By JASON BAKER of IBISWorld.