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10 Aug 2017 (AFR) - Households versus business - the widening sentiment gap - No relief for households as business rallies

(10 August 2017, AFR, p7, by Jacob Greber)

‘Slumping confidence among heavily indebted, increasingly taxed and low-wage-growth inflicted households is contrasting dramatically with a buoyant business sector enjoying the best operating conditions in a decade. 56 more words

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15 June 2017 (AFR) - Either business or consumers are wrong on the economy

(15 June 2017, AFR, p30, by Philip Baker)

‘The combination of debt, a slowing economy and concerns about property prices topping out doesn’t seem to bother the business sector but it sure has spooked consumers. 91 more words

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14 June 2017 (AFR) - NAB survey shows business conditions best since pre-GFC

(14 June 2017, AFR, p6, by Jacob Greber)

‘An influential survey – watched closely by the Reserve Bank of Australia – which showed businesses have just enjoyed the best month since the 2008 global financial crisis may be giving a more accurate reading of how the economy is doing than last week’s weather-blighted GDP report. 50 more words

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14 June 2017 (TheAge) - Business conditions stay upbeat in May: NAB

(14 June 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p24, Reuters)

‘A measure of business conditions eased just a touch from decade highs in May with growth reported across all sectors, a sign the economy may have picked up speed after a sluggish first quarter. 36 more words

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13 June 2017 (TheAge) - 'There has rarely been a better time to be a grazier' - farmer confidence surges

(13 June 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p24, Darren Gray)

‘Confidence levels have surged among Victorian and NSW farmers thanks to record beef, lamb and mutton prices, and favourable seasonal conditions in Victoria and the NSW Riverina, a survey shows. 45 more words

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13 June 2017 (TheAge,SMH) - UK business confidence slumps after election: survey

(13 June 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p23, Reuters)

‘British business confidence has fallen sharply since last Thursday’s inconclusive election that left Prime Minister Theresa May weakened ahead of Brexit talks, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors published on Monday. 30 more words

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Great Expectations

“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”        

    Mr. Jaggers to Pip,  in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”

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