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Natural Resources in Our Economy

Natural Resources in Our Economy

The world still believes that Australia has a resource-based economy, even though that ceased to be true well over 50 years ago. However, given that our exports are more visible…
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Online competition and falling margins forcing retailers into administration

Online competition and falling margins forcing retailers into administration

In late November 2017, after almost 80 years of operation, OrotonGroup became the latest fashion retailer to enter voluntary administration, following the likes of Marcs, David Lawrence, Payless Shoes and…
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Consumers beginning to embrace the convenience of online grocery shopping

Consumers beginning to embrace the convenience of online grocery shopping

The impending launch of AmazonFresh in Australia is driving major supermarket retailers to expand their online channels. This is encouraging more consumers to shop for their weekly groceries online. Australian…
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Australia’s ageing population benefiting aged care providers and hospitals

Australia’s ageing population benefiting aged care providers and hospitals

As Australia’s population continues to age, more people are requiring health and aged care services. While this will put added strain on the public health care system, aged care residential…
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IBISWorld predicts petrol prices to soar, fuelling the usage of electric trucks

IBISWorld predicts petrol prices to soar, fuelling the usage of electric trucks

Retail petrol prices and purchase costs for the Road Freight Transport Industry to rise by 2022, with electric trucks becoming a more competitive option IBISWorld anticipates retail petrol prices to…
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Christmas retail

IBISWorld reveals festive food, fizz and all things online fuelling growth in stagnated Christmas spending

While revenue is on the rise for online retailers, liquor stores and supermarkets, growth across other key categories has been constrained due to downturn in consumer income and sentiment According…
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Amazon’s Australian launch set to shake up local retail sector

Amazon’s Australian launch set to shake up local retail sector

According to business information researchers IBISWorld, rumors of Amazon’s imminent Australian launch are mounting, with the company releasing an email to its third-party sellers asking them to be prepared by…
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container ship

Sinking: Global shipping freight rates have declined due to overcapacity

The water freight transport industry has faced challenging conditions over the past five years. The industry is a key link between Australian companies and the world economy, with international shipping…
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In plane sight: Rising foreign tourist numbers are providing new opportunities

In plane sight: Rising foreign tourist numbers are providing new opportunities

Tourism is a major source of revenue for both Australia and New Zealand. With their unique natural landscapes and socio-political stability, both countries possess the distinct advantage of being able to…
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dog

Pet humanisation trends drive one-billion-dollar deal

Increasing numbers of people are treating their pets like family members, which is giving rise to pet humanisation trends. Consumers have become more conscious of having a healthy lifestyle and…
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