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Will The Grinch come to Aussie retailers this holiday season? Not likely. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recent words from Anna McPhee, CEO of the Australian National Retailers' Association (ANRA) suggested that, although consumer confidence is up, things could still be...

Surveys show growing business confidence, sagging consumer sentiment

Leon and Garry talk about rising business confidence masking patchy business conditions. Consumer sentiment has dropped and fewer people are taking out loans; however, more people are using their credit cards. Meanwhile, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Australians are wealthier and living longer.

Australian sales professionals are optimistic about the economy, according to a recent survey.

As a barometer for the overall economy, Australian sales professionals are optimistic they will meet or exceed their quarterly targets, according to a recent survey. Of 493 employees interviewed by Huthwaite Asia Pacific for its quarterly sales survey, 73% said their goals for the June quarter were well within reach -- or would be surpassed. When the same question was posed for the year's first quarter, 62% answered positively.

Australian businesses plead… ‘Trust me’

One way to insulate your business from the broader fluctuations of the economy is to build customer trust. Here are some ideas to get you started...
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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