80% of Australians reducing spending on non-essentials

 Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of full-funnel authentic user-generated content (UGC) solutions, today released its annual Shopper Experience Index, including interviews with over 1,000 Australian consumers.  The results revealed that shoppers are curbing their spending and becoming more cautious with their purchases in the current

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Business turnover showing signs of positive rebound

Eight of the 13 selected industries reported rises in business turnover in August, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Robert Ewing, ABS head of business statistics, said the Manufacturing industry reported the largest monthly jump in business turnover. “The

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Is the Australian economy headed for a recession?

The latest Employment Hero SME Index, which uses an accumulative dataset of over 140,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and 1.4 million employees, indicates Australia’s technology sector is correcting itself after a period of unsustainable growth. The average employee growth for the Science, Information and Communication

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