Hidden road to business confidence recovery

As new data shows Australian business confidence plummeting amid macroeconomic pessimism, the productivity levers that could unlock further growth are lying idle.

Our report’s findings suggest that falling business confidence is driven mainly by uncertain global economic conditions that show little sign of improving in the medium term and carry ongoing risks to the Australian economy. The economic crisis in Europe could easily spiral out of control should countries like Greece and Spain drop out of the European Union. Additionally, China’s slowing economic growth has driven coal and iron ore prices down, possibly ending the mining boom.

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