Retail sales disappoint in March as consumers shut their wallets again

Retail sales disappoint in March as consumers shut their wallets again

Updated May 08, 2018 16:35:36 Photo: Discretionary retailing continues to suffer as consumers feel the pinch from low wage growth. (ABC News, file photo) Australian retailers are continuing to suffer at the hands of reluctant shoppers, with another disappointing month of sales in March. Key points: Weak retail sales over …

Banking royal commission: ‘Commercial interests’ trumped the interests of consumers, ANZ admits – live | Australia news

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is now partnering with global litigation funder Therium to investigate a major investor class action against AMP. It follows shocking revelations from the banking royal commission from the past fortnight, where more than a billion dollars has been wiped from AMP’s market value …

Low inflation may make consumers happier, but it worries the RBA

Low inflation may make consumers happier, but it worries the RBA

Posted April 22, 2018 09:44:33 Photo: Low inflation may be good news for shoppers, but the Reserve Bank isn’t happy. (Dave Hunt, file photo: AAP) The idea that low inflation is a problem may be dismissed by anyone struggling to make ends meet. This week: First quarter inflation rate expected …

Australian consumers are becoming ethically-minded and businesses are taking note – RN

Australian consumers are becoming ethically-minded and businesses are taking note – RN

Updated April 06, 2018 09:11:57 Photo: Businesses with a social conscience are on the rise. (Getty Images: Simon Jarratt/Corbis/VCG) Charles Murgha is 36 had never had a job until he got a carpentry apprenticeship a few years ago. Soon he’ll be a qualified tradesman, and will have helped build 29 …