Business support for Federal Government now negative; lowest under Turnbull

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Support for the Federal Government among small and medium businesses (SMBs) has fallen into negative territory and to the lowest level since Malcolm Turnbull took over as Prime Minister, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. The net balance fell four points this quarter (+2 to -2). This score is calculated by comparing […]

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Australian business confidence surges to highest level in 6 ½ years

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Small and medium business (SMB) confidence is now sitting at its highest level since March 2010, following an eight point rise to +46 on a net basis, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. Sensis Chief Executive Officer, John Allan said: “Businesses closed out 2016 on a high, with confidence up seven points […]

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Business confidence drops but 12 month economic outlook improves

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Confidence among small and medium businesses dropped this quarter, rebalancing from a five year high last quarter to register a net balance score of +38 (previously +44) according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. The Index, which reflects the views of 1,000 small and medium businesses from across Australia, revealed three times as […]

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Australian business confidence jumps to highest level in over five years

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Business confidence rose by nine points this quarter, to now sit at the highest level in more than five years among Australia’s small and medium businesses (SMBs), according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.¹ Sensis Chief Executive Officer, John Allan said: “While sales and employment improved and prices remain positive, wages and profitability […]

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87 percent of businesses think economy is slowing or standing still

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Eighty-seven percent of Australia’s small and medium businesses now think the economy is either slowing (35%) or standing still (52%), while only 13 percent think it is growing, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.[1] The net balance score of -22 is down five points this quarter and is the lowest score in 12 months. […]

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Business confidence jumps to highest level in almost five years

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Business confidence has jumped to its highest level since March 2011, registering a net balance of +39, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. The survey shows more than three times as many businesses are now confident (57%) as those who are worried (18%), representing a 12 point rise in confidence among SMBs […]

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