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SME sentiment points to rise in unemployment

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave The latest Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker continues to report soft revenues in line with weak economic conditions.  33% report lower…

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SMEs in holding pattern amid interest rate speculation

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave The latest findings from the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveal a slight weakening in year-on-year revenue, with 34% of SMEs…

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SME optimism cools as revenue & profitability soften

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveals more measured sentiment in March, with revenue declining and expectations regarding lower…

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the journey to 3 million

Australia’s business sector has shown consistent growth over the years, reaching a total of 2,611,688 businesses by the end of 2023. Accordingly, we decided to take a look back over…

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growth expectations surge amid strengthening economic sentiment

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveals optimism towards both domestic and international economic conditions has significantly risen. short-term…

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SME outlook 2024: Australian business conditions spark cautious optimism amidst challenges

Following three years of pandemic-induced disruptions and volatility, Australian businesses experienced improved stability in 2023. However, as decision-makers look ahead to the new year, they express genuine concerns about uncertainty…

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AI mythbusting: can the AI out-predict our team?

In today’s digital era, AI is a vital tool. But, like any new technology, knowing how to get the most out of it and where it falls short is crucial….

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5 macro trends driving 2024 new vehicle sales

2023 was a bumper year for the Australian automotive sector, with more than 1.2 million new vehicles delivered. After a strong start, Toyota finished the year strongly to remain the…

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‘import’-ant trends in the automotive aftermarket

The Australian automotive industry has recorded healthy new vehicle sales over the last decade, with an average of 1.1 million new vehicles entering the car parc each year (and a…

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more Australians taking on multiple jobs to combat cost-of-living

Cost-of-living pressures impacted Australian households dramatically throughout 2023. The effects of a rising cost-of-living are well-documented and far-reaching, extending from economic hardship and loan stress, to declining social cohesion and…

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