INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Moving to a regional town might seem a career-limiting step but for entrepreneurial Australians with an eye for untapped market opportunities the opposite can apply. Business View meets two former city-slickers achieving success in country Australia.

Business conditions hit an all new high in October.

Hope Estate’s Michael Hope says there’s a new leisure market generated by stressed city folk looking for authentic experiences to enliven the senses – and Hope Estate is taking centre stage.

Explaining subdued US and Australian wages growth.

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index held steady in October, confirming a cooling trend in housing market conditions.

Online sales contract in the month, also slower over the year.

Insights into the donating behaviours of Australian consumers

SME business conditions and confidence both improved in Q3.

Threats like the recent global WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks are a good reminder of why it’s important to ensure your business data is safe, by confirming your computer’s security updates and patches are up to date, and backing-up your business data regularly.

The NAB Quarterly Business Survey showed a continuation of the very upbeat conditions for firms into the September quarter.

NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales, the NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index, reveals a rebound in spending in the month of September.

Turning IP into profitable products: WA start-up Wangle Technologies has the lucrative network security market in its sights.

Economic growth in most states is expected to strengthen somewhat in 2017-18 before moderating a little in 2018-19 as dwelling investment and LNG exports peak.

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