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Pressure for a rates hike is increasing. Pressure for a rates hike is increasing. AAP Image/Jane Dempster

End of low rates in sight as case for interest rate hike strengthens

The CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should…
Woolworths SA chief Ian Moir announced a proposal for the South African retailer to acquire David Jones in Sydney yesterday. Woolworths SA chief Ian Moir announced a proposal for the South African retailer to acquire David Jones in Sydney yesterday. AAP/Daniel Munoz

Who is the South African retail giant behind the David Jones bid?

Yesterday morning came the news South African retailer Woolworths had offered $4 a share to acquire David Jones, a proposal that has the approval of the department store’s board. This offer, worth an estimated…
Christmas retail performance hasn’t been pretty this year. Christmas retail performance hasn’t been pretty this year.

Retailers aren’t feeling the festive cheer, but who’s to blame?

The lead up to Christmas inevitably draws our attention to the actions and performance of retailers. This December there have been very few tales of cheer. Major players such as JB Hi Fi, Billabong and…
In the frame: David Jones has fallen victim of slumping consumer confidence - but is it warranted? In the frame: David Jones has fallen victim of slumping consumer confidence - but is it warranted?

Are doubts about consumer confidence justified?

Consumer confidence has fallen by 8.3% to its lowest level in two years, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index. The drop has been connected to speculation about the impact…

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