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Media Release: Business Risk Index
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Business insolvencies surge to record high - rate increases 38% on average across all industries

Interest Rate Commentary
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Easing inflation prompts RBA to hold cash rate at 4.35%

Labour Force Commentary
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Healthy labour market will force RBA to hold fire on rate cut

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Inflation stubbornly flat in April - not the news businesses were hoping for

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Retail trade flat as consumers wait for tax cuts

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One in 13 hospitality businesses facing failure in 12 months; B2B payment defaults hit record high

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Labour market weakens further in April

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Budget threads the needle between cost-of-living relief and managing inflation

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RBA holds cash rate at 4.35% for fifth straight meeting

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Retail trade drops in March as consumers close wallets

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Inflation rise pushes out timing for rate cut

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Labour market keeps pace with population growth

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External administrations surge to record high; construction sector dominates ATO tax debt defaults

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Consumer confidence continues to slide as cost of living pressures bite

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Inflation holds steady but rents and insurance still running hot

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Unemployment unexpectedly drops to 3.7%

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RBA Holds Steady: Cash Rate Remains at 4.35%

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Invoice defaults at record highs as cost pressures squeeze businesses

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Dip in business confidence in February, led by retail

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Monthly Economic Update: Businesses preparing for tougher conditions as consumers tighten belts

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Retail trade up in January but yet to display a positive trend

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Inflation still too high for RBA to consider rate cuts

Labour Force Commentary
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Labour Force numbers point to continued slow down for economy

Media Release: Business Risk Index
Business conditionsBusiness Insights

Business order values at record low as Christmas trading boost fails to arrive

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Unexpected increase in Consumer Confidence

Interest Rate Commentary
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RBA leaves cash rate at 4.35%

Inflation (CPI): Our view
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Inflation falls sharply from 5.4% to 4.1%

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Black Friday boost fizzles out, with overall retail sales down 2.7% in December

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Business conditions ease further, maintaining a slow downward trend

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Slight lift in unemployment as labour market softens

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External administrations surging across most sectors as business activity slides

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Slow Christmas ahead for Santa as consumer sentiment still near record lows

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Borrowers breath a sigh of relief, as the RBA holds cash rate at 4.35%

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Monthly Economic Update: Consumers keep wallets closed but RBA making inroads on inflation

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Dip in inflation points to rate hold in December

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Retail sales down in October as consumers wait for Back Friday

Labour Force Commentary
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Uptick in unemployment gives RBA cause for December rate hold

Media Release: Business Risk Index
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Business activity dries up – invoice values at record lows; But Melbourne the most improved capital city

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Consumers and businesses restrain spending after further rate rise

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RBA wrestles inflation with another rate rise, but is it enough?

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Bump in retail spending could prompt rate rise

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Main driver of inflation finally comes off the boil

Labour Force Commentary
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Unemployment rate down but not enough for rate rise

Media Release: Business Risk Index
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Business activity picks up, but invoice values below pre-COVID levels; Western Sydney dominates list of high-risk regions

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RBA holds cash rate at 4.10% for the fourth-straight month

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RBA’s monetary policy efforts bearing fruit

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Fuel prices drive up inflation in August

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Stable unemployment rate means rate rise in October unlikely

Media Release: Business Risk Index
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Business activity sinks: value of invoices at 7-year low as external administrations and payment defaults surge

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RBA holds cash rate at 4.10% for the third-straight month

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Australian economy battered and bruised but surviving

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Inflation comes off the boil in most categories; Dwelling approvals at 10-year low

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Average value of invoices down 28% YoY as demand and cost pressures squeeze businesses

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ABS Labour Force, July 2023: Unemployment jumps in QLD

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Inflation comes off the boil and retail trade dips as rates bite

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Retail trade falls as consumers spend less at mid-year sales

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Inflation drops to 6%; increases chances of rate pause next week

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Business Risk Index: Business payment defaults surge 52%; On the upside, Western Brisbane the most-improved region in Australia

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RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 4.10%

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RBA's wrestle with inflation has a few rounds to go

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RBA increases cash rate to 4.10%

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