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14 Dec 2016 (TheAge) - Business conditions lowest in 19 months, consumer confidence plunges

(14 December 2016, The Age, BusinessDay, p20, Jens Meyer)

‘Business conditions have fallen to their lowest level in 19 months, while consumer confidence has plunged following last week’s quarterly GDP contraction, in further signs the economy has hit a soft patch. 37 more words

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German Business Confidence Surges To Highest Since May 2014

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union have dissipated. 448 more words


Fear and Economic Demand

It is generally understood that economic demand – the total purchases made, whether by consumers or those who are intermediaries in the chain of individuals and companies that are involved in the production of a product or service – is very important in determining how productive a country is. 2,306 more words

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14 July 2016 (AFR) - Thursday the day to beat the market

(14 July 2016, AFR, p30, by Philip Baker)

‘Maybe everyone’s getting used to all this uncertainty and pessimism that has dominated the first half of the year and are now just taking it in their stride and getting on with life.  64 more words

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14 July 2016 (AFR) - CFO sentiment up, but uncertainty fears curb investment

(14 July 2016, AFR, p9, by Lucille Keen)

‘More than 80 per cent of leading chief financial officers say global market volatility and local political uncertainty are hampering business investment. 45 more words

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13 July 2016 (TheAge) - Business shrugs off Brexit volatility, pre-election doubts

(13 July 2016, The Age, BusinessDay, p19, Mark Mulligan)

‘Businesses shrugged off post-Brexit market volatility and pre-election doubts to report some of the best conditions since the global financial crisis, according to the latest National Australian Bank monthly survey. 52 more words

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