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  • Quarterly Business Survey – June 2014

    Quarterly Business Survey – June 2014
    Business confidence eased a touch, but remains at relatively resilient levels post-budget. Business conditions improved marginally as underperforming industries improve. Forward indicators point to further modest improvement over coming months.
  • Monthly Business Survey – June 2014

    Monthly Business Survey – June 2014
    Business confidence recorded an unexpected increase in the month, with firms apparently shrugging off the sharp deterioration in consumer confidence that followed May’s Federal budget. Firms are sticking to their expectation for stronger activity despite business conditions remaining
  • Monthly Business Survey – May 2014

    Monthly Business Survey – May 2014
    Business confidence survived the government’s ‘tough budget’ intact, but business conditions eased again (reflecting sales). Employment and profits were steady at soft levels. Conditions are mixed across industries, but are generally negative outside of services
  • Monthly Business Survey – April 2014

    Monthly Business Survey – April 2014
    Business conditions more subdued in April but confidence up marginally – shrugging off ‘tough budget’ rhetoric. Sales eased slightly, employment slightly better but still soft, profits weaker. Conditions remain volatile and mixed across industries…
  • ASX 300 Quarterly Business Survey – March 2014

    ASX 300 Quarterly Business Survey – March 2014
    Business conditions for ASX 300 maintained momentum in the first quarter of 2014 – the broader economy weakened as it dipped back into negative territory. Confidence for larger firms surged to its highest level in the 3-year history of the survey.
  • Quarterly Business Survey – March 2014

    Quarterly Business Survey – March 2014
    Business confidence eased from its recent high but remained elevated in the March quarter. Business conditions were soft, but are now much better than 6-months earlier. Forward indicators point to further modest improvements over coming months.
  • Monthly Business Survey – February 2014

    Monthly Business Survey – February 2014
    Recent recovery short lived? Business conditions back-pedalled sharply in February reversing around half post election gains. Confidence softened but still remains marginally above trend. Sales and employment fell markedly during the month, with the latter pointing to very weak labour
  • ASX 300 Quarterly Business Survey – December 2013

    ASX 300 Quarterly Business Survey – December 2013
    Business conditions for larger firms improved significantly in the December quarter – outperforming firms in the broader economy. However, confidence weakened slightly for larger firms – dropping below conditions and breaking away from the exuberance of the broader economy.
  • Monthly Business Survey – January 2014

    Monthly Business Survey – January 2014
    Business conditions maintained last months momentum and is approaching 3 year highs while confidence was up for the first time in 4 months – both near or above trend levels. Employment index much better, but still suggests soft labour market conditions.
  • Quarterly Business Survey – December 2013

    Quarterly Business Survey – December 2013
    Business confidence in the December quarter was at its highest in more than 2½ years. Business conditions lifted to their highest level in more than 12 months suggesting activity is starting to catch up – albeit still below trend.
  • Monthly Business Survey – December 2013

    Monthly Business Survey – December 2013
    Are we at a turning point? Business conditions jump to more than 2½ year high, while confidence broadly unchanged – both now near trend levels. Sales and profits up sharply – especially in wholesale, transport and services – reducing excess capacity slightly.
  • Monthly Business Survey – November 2013

    Monthly Business Survey – November 2013
    Business conditions and confidence broadly unchanged – with confidence still much higher than conditions. While still weak, business conditions appear to be trending higher. Trading conditions up – especially mining and manufacturing – with capacity utilisation off its recent lows.
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