How to prepare for a construction sector downturn and drive success for your business

Posted by Rukan Zaman on Aug 19, 2019 10:21:00 AM

The construction sector is weakening under pressure from the early stages of what appears to be a sharp downturn in housing construction and signs of a topping out in non-residential construction activity.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Construction

How to future-proof your business as the construction sector slows

Posted by Rukan Zaman on Aug 8, 2019 2:38:00 PM

The near-term outlook for construction remains somewhat fragile, with the dwelling cycle set to weaken and growth in private sector non-residential construction subdued.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Construction

Private sector non-residential construction and public sector infrastructure slows

Posted by Rukan Zaman on Jul 24, 2019 9:59:00 AM

While non-residential construction activity outside the mining sector has been growing solidly since 2016, this has slowed markedly since the second half of last year.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Construction

Understand how slower dwelling construction is impacting on the broader sector

Posted by Rukan Zaman on Jul 18, 2019 4:27:00 PM

The construction sector is weakening under pressure from the early stages of what appears to be a sharp downturn in housing construction and signs of a topping out in non-residential construction activity.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Construction

How to Prepare for a Construction Sector Downturn

Posted by Rukan Zaman on Jul 11, 2019 11:42:09 AM

The construction sector is weakening under pressure from the early stages of what appears to be a sharp downturn in housing construction and signs of a topping out in non-residential construction activity.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Construction

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, September Quarter 2019 Preliminary Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Jun 5, 2019 10:20:23 AM

The latest illion Business Expectations Index has recorded a severe slump in business conditions over the March 2019 quarter, with the Actuals index falling to its lowest point since the March 2016 quarter.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, June Quarter 2019 Interim Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Mar 14, 2019 2:38:29 PM

Businesses remain upbeat about the economic outlook, with the business expectations at a 15 year high. While the results are somewhat at odds with the more cautious – and even problematic outlook in the economy more broadly – expectations are over 10 per cent above the level of a year earlier. 

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, June Quarter 2019 Preliminary Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Feb 5, 2019 9:20:08 AM

The illion Business Expectations Index has improved significantly over the first month of 2019, representing a major turnaround following last quarter’s bleak outlook.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, March Quarter 2019 Interim Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Dec 4, 2018 1:13:37 PM

The latest illion business expectations survey has confirmed a cooling in the economic outlook. The composite expectations index fell to its weakest level since the December quarter 2017, while the actual index dipped to its lowest level since the September quarter 2017.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy, Capital Investment

Is This the Swan Song of Australia’s Traditional Retailers?

Posted by David Kemp on Nov 28, 2018 12:33:22 PM

The retail industry in Australia has been in a state of flux for years. With the advent and subsequent popularity of online shopping and consumer spending habits constantly evolving, it’s now harder than ever for ‘bricks and mortar’ retail business owners to remain competitive let alone solvent. And it’s getting worse.

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Topics: Retail, Australian Economy, Business