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Australian Risk Climate: Outlook for 2013 a Mixed Bag

The Australian business outlook for 2013 is mixed, with Australian executives indicating that sales, inventories, selling prices and employment will fall but investment and profits will rise. Dun & Bradstreet’s latest National Business Expectations Survey reveals that sales expectations have fallen 12 points to an index of 21 however, the index remains that the second highest level in the last ... Read More »

PERC Releases Study on Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia

PERC released a new study detailing the impacts of more comprehensive credit reporting in Australia and New Zealand. The report, Credit Impacts of More Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia and New Zealand, summarizes the results from a joint undertaking by PERC and Dun & Bradstreet Australasia using credit data from 1.8 million Australians. “The results of the analysis provide strong ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Firms Brace for Falling Profits

Dun & Bradstreet’s latest National Business Expectations Survey reveals that sales expectations are now at their lowest point in twelve quarters, following a fall of 13 index points against June quarter figures. A similar decline (13 points) in profits expectations has placed the index in negative territory at -5. Dismal sales and profits expectations are flowing through to other key ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Optimism Plummets

Manufacturing sector pessimistic about the quarter ahead according to Dun & Bradstreet Australia Uncertainty over interest rates and continued pressure from the high Australian dollar are weighing on businesses, with executive expectations for the September quarter 2012 plummeting. Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Business Expectations Survey reveals that projections for sales and profits have fallen 11 points, a significant contrast to ... Read More »

Australian Business Expectations at Highest Level in a Decade

Australian firms recorded a dramatic lift in expectations for the June quarter, with the outlook for sales hitting its highest level in almost a decade.  The latest Dun & Bradstreet National Business Expectations Survey of manufacturing, retail and wholesale firms conducted in January, revealed preliminary expectations for June quarter sales (+21) and profits (+8) were more than twice March quarter ... Read More »