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Podcast: Business Risk Index – April 2022 Insights

Podcast: Business Risk Index – April 2022 Insights

Reading Time: 9 minutes Economy at turning point as positive trends continue; Grim outlook for flood-affected regions In our latest episode, we present the January Business Risk Index results and analysis. CreditorWatch CEO Patrick Coghlan and Chief Economist Anneke Thompson discuss the key insights. Key Business Risk Index insights for April: Trade receivables and credit enquiries continue to trend upwards, […]

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BRI April 2022 – Industry Insights

BRI April 2022 – Industry Insights

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch In April we continue to see the impact of inflationary pressures in our Business Risk Index (BRI) data. Those industries that are price setters – i.e., that can adjust their prices quickly to offset their increasing costs – remain the lowest risk sectors. That is, healthcare and social assistance, […]

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Economy at turning point as positive trends continue; Grim outlook for flood-affected regions

Economy at turning point as positive trends continue;  Grim outlook for flood-affected regions

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY, Wednesday 11 May – The April 2022 CreditorWatch Business Risk Index (BRI) shows the Australian economy may have reached a turning point, with trade payment defaults and credit enquiries continuing to trend upwards for the quarter. Average trade receivables continued to rise in April, to their highest level since July last year, while credit […]

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Podcast: Business Risk Index – March 2022 Insights

Podcast: Business Risk Index – March 2022 Insights

Reading Time: 6 minutes In our latest episode, we present the January Business Risk Index results and analysis. CreditorWatch CEO Patrick Coghlan and index creator James O’Donnell from Open Analytics discuss the key insights. Key Business Risk Index insights for March: Trade receivables and credit enquiries up, indicating the economy many have reached a turning point for trade activity. […]

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Industry Synopsis CreditorWatch’s March 2022 Business Risk Index

Industry Synopsis CreditorWatch’s March 2022 Business Risk Index

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Anneke Thompson, CreditorWatch Chief Economist Reflecting their rising risk profiles due to Australia’s higher inflationary environment, the Food and Beverage Services, Arts and Recreation Services and Transport, Postal and Warehousing Industries all recorded an increase in their probability of default. As inflation works through the economy, it is expected that consumers will reduce spending […]

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Trade activity rises but inflation and rate rises to drag; Hospitality default risk surges

Trade activity rises but inflation and rate rises to drag;  Hospitality default risk surges

Reading Time: 7 minutes SYDNEY, Wednesday 13 April – The March 2022 CreditorWatch Business Risk Index (BRI) has revealed that Australian business activity may be finally showing some green shoots around recovery, with B2B trade activity increasing for a second month in a row – now up 55 per cent on its January low (but still down 35 percent […]

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Industry Synopsis for CreditorWatch’s February 2022 Business Risk Index

Industry Synopsis for CreditorWatch’s February 2022 Business Risk Index

Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been a rocky start to 2022 for the Australian economy due to the impacts of Omicron, the war in Ukraine and now the floods that have been devastating northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. The latest CreditorWatch Business Risk Index, covering February 2022, highlights the good and the bad of a difficult […]

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Trade activity up for now but flood impact looming; Construction sector confronts deep issues

Trade activity up for now but flood impact looming;  Construction sector confronts deep issues

Reading Time: 7 minutes SYDNEY, Wednesday 9 March – The February 2022 CreditorWatch Business Risk Index (BRI) reveals that the Australian economy is still in a holding pattern as it emerges from the impacts of the Omicron variant. Trade receivables reversed their recent decline in February, but it is too early to see the effects of the disastrous floods […]

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Economic Update – January 2022 Retail Sales

Economic Update – January 2022 Retail Sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Retail Sales have some way to go before helping to deliver a sustainable economic recovery As the economic environment, post Omicron, stalled recovery momentum continues, the situation has become yet more volatile. The latest update from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for Retail Sales (January 2022) reinforces this point. Retail sales increased by 1.8 […]

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Industry Synopsis for CreditorWatch’s January 2022 Business Risk Index

Industry Synopsis for CreditorWatch’s January 2022 Business Risk Index

Reading Time: 5 minutes Omicron heavily drags on trade receivables and prolongs recovery The latest CreditorWatch Business Risk Index captures circumstances for January 2022, a month when Omicron bit the economy hard and smashed the optimistic expectations of thousands of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The CreditorWatch Business Risk Index (BRI) provides unique insights into the health of Australian […]

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