But firms have upgraded their spending outlooks for the coming year in a positive sign for the economy.
- by Peter Trute
Retail spending in Queensland is at 12-year highs and the state's small businesses say they want to hire again, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.
- by Tony Moore
Social media platforms are contributing to a long-term shift in consumer spending away from material goods towards life experiences, according to a new NAB report.
- by Matt Wade