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Suncorp-CCIQ Pulse Survey confirms decline in business confidence

In my wrap up of last week (see my previous post) I noted that I expected the latest Suncorp-CCIQ Pulse Survey would be discouraging and would counter the optimism of Deloitte Access Economics’s recent business outlook which was cited approvingly … Continue reading

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Qld small businesses not as optimistic as those in NSW and Victoria

Queensland’s lacklustre economy is reflected in our small and medium businesses remaining less optimistic than those nationwide, particularly in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT, according to the latest Sensis survey of small and medium businesses, those businesses with fewer … Continue reading

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Queensland businesses remain pessimistic on average

Queensland businesses remain a relatively pessimistic bunch, based on the latest data from the Westpac-CCIQ Pulse Survey, which I have previously argued is the most reliable data on business confidence in Queensland (see my post from June). CCIQ’s media release … Continue reading

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Business confidence in Queensland – the most reliable estimate (Westpac-CCIQ) is the most worrying

There is currently a large disparity among business confidence survey results for Queensland. The Sensis and Westpac Group-CCIQ reports for the March quarter suggest business confidence is relatively low, but the NAB report for the month of April, which the … Continue reading

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Qld Budget needs to reflect challenging conditions – asset sales good option to cut debt

The March quarter private capital spending figures released today by the ABS confirm that Treasury was right to make conservative, sub-par growth forecasts in developing the Federal Budget. Queensland Treasury will have to do the same in the Queensland Budget, … Continue reading

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Consumers and businesses lacking confidence – growth may be even more sub-par

Yesterday’s ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence figures show a slump in consumer sentiment, possibly caused by last week’s Federal Budget (see MacroBusiness’s story The epic crash in consumer confidence). The ANZ-Roy Morgan media release notes: ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence fell a further … Continue reading

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