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Strong business confidence means sunny December for Australian businesses, says D&B (hold the barramundi)

If only confidence was a tangible commodity, like coal or iPhones or barramundi. Because Australian businesses appear to be investing heavily in it. Confidence about sales, profits and capital investment are heady and strong for the final quarter of 2010, according to Dun & Bradstreet's latest National Business Expectations Survey. This could indicate a sunny December for Australian business.

Despite recovery, more companies are at risk (D&B)

Close to 38,000 Australian firms are a high risk of distress this financial year, despite signs the Australian economy is on the mend. New data from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) shows that the number of firms at risk has continued to rise over the past fifteen months, from around 34,000 in Q2 2008 to almost 38,000 in the June quarter of 2009.

Despite recovery, more companies are at risk (D&B)

Close to 38,000 Australian firms are a high risk of distress this financial year, despite signs the Australian economy is on the mend. New data from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) shows that the number of firms at risk has continued to rise over the past fifteen months, from around 34,000 in Q2 2008 to almost 38,000 in the June quarter of 2009.
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