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Economy

David Jones Closing New Store

David Jones is closing a brand new store in Brisbane.

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Economy

Australia's Health Disaster

Australia is facing a national health disaster.

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Economy

Big W Closing 30 Stores

The Retail Recession continues with Big W beginning the process of closing 30 stores.

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Retail

US Retail Figures Down

US retail figures are below pre Christmas expectations. A sign of the growing retail recession?

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Economy Recession

Woolworths Underpaying Workers

#Woolworths #Economy #HeiseSays Woolworths has underpaid 5700 employees. Will we hear more stories as the retail recession growes? References https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/woolworths-underpays-staff-300-million/news-story/20d62c31d3dec7f5157889453cfdbffc

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Economy

Consumer Confidence is up

#ConsumerConfidence #Westpac #Retail Westpac has reported that Consumer Confidence is up in August. A sign that the retail recession is turning around or simply the result of the tax rebate and the start of a new financial year? Let’s make sure to check next month when people receive the credit card bills. References Investopia Westpac […]

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Economy

JB Hi-Fi Bucks the Retail Recession

Unemployment #Recession #Retail JB Hi-Fi has bucked the trend and avoided the impact of the retail recession. A turn-around or simply a result of their product brand a people naively spending a tax-cut like a handout? References JB Hi-Fi announces strong profit, despite bleak retail conditions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-12/jb-hi-fi-results-profit-tough-retail-sector/11404608?section=business

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Economy

Negative Interest Rates

#NegativeInterestRates #Recession #Australia The prospect of Deeply Negative Interest Rates is becoming a reality with a highly cashless society. Let’s re-look at a recent IMF blog post about this issue to help raise awareness of every Monetarist dream. References Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 https://www.treasury.gov.au/consultation/c2019-t395788 SIT Black Money Report: Here are […]

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Political Commentary

Australia’s Retail Recession Grows

#Retail #Recession #Australia Australia’s retail recession continues to grow with a huge David Jones write down in value. Let’s look at some indices and anecdotes about Mainstreet. References David Jones value cut by another $437 million as Australian ‘retail recession’ hits hard https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/david-jones-value-cut-by-another-437-million-as-australian-retail-recession-hits-hard/news-story/5f23466fb5a0a4c45ef658435ae581e5

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AUSPol Economy

Australia’s Underemployment Rate Rises

#Recession #UnderEmployment #Unemployment Australia’s unemployment rate has remained steady at 5.2%. While that might sound like good news, it is masking an increase in our underemployment rate and part-time work due to the election. References Unemployment remains steady at 5.2pc despite an extra 42,300 jobs https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-13/unemployment-remains-steady-despite-extral-42000-jobs/11205060?section=business