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Workplace absenteeism costs $28b 30 August, 2012
Absenteeism in the workplace costs the Australian economy $28 billion in lost wages and productivity each year, with over four-fifths of employers believing that a significant portion of sick leave is not genuine behaviour.
New government manufacturing report on SMEs 17 August, 2012
Small businesses will rejoice that the Federal Government's newly-released manufacturing taskforce report recommends a number of initiatives specifically geared towards small to medium sized enterprises.
Sunday penalty rates hurting small business: Senator Xenophon 16 August, 2012
Small businesses obliged to pay their employees double on Sundays are taking a hard hit to their cash flow, according to Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.
Sales projections surge despite lingering uncertainty 07 August, 2012
Expectations among Australian firms soared to levels not seen in almost 10 years, with over half of businesses anticipating an increase in sales during the December quarter.
Cash rate once again left unchanged 18 July, 2012
Stronger economic growth and low inflation has influenced the Reserve Bank's decision not to cut interest rates once again.
Fewer firms pay bills on time 17 July, 2012
The number of Australian businesses paying their bills on time fell markedly during the June quarter, as businesses struggle with reduced cash flow.
Credit card crimes surpass one million 13 July, 2012
The increasing popularity of online shopping means that more small businesses are being exposed to credit card fraud, which surpassed one million last year to total losses of $278 million.
China growth and Australian investment key for NZ 06 July, 2012
The growth of China's middle class is crucial to economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, said New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in his speech in Sydney yesterday.
RBA leaves cash rate unchanged 04 July, 2012
The cash rate remained unchanged yesterday at the Reserve Bank's monetary policy meeting, following a spate of rate cuts in the past eight months.
Manufacturing outlook grim 03 July, 2012
Half of manufacturers expect the high dollar to have a negative impact on their business in the September quarter, according to the latest D&B National Business Expectations Survey.

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