Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - August, 2012
Logistics specialist DHL has published its 2012 DHL Export Barometer, showing a recovering business outlook for exporters, despite the strong Australian dollar.
Exporter confidence has returned to rare form following a significant dip in 2011, which DHL attributes to a range of strong new business strategies, including exporting to new markets, product and service innovation and growing orders from existing destination.
The report, now in its ninth year, found that half of exports expect company profits to increase, compared to 41 per cent this time last year.
The Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) has published new biannual gender research, which finds pay equity and transparency continues to plague the industry.
The Federal Government has launched its new MoneySmart Teaching Primary Package, aimed at helping young Australian students become more confident, informed and responsible financial consumers.
The Commonwealth Bank has found that the average taxpayer is losing as much as $1,000 dollars because of lost receipts, equating to a total of $7.3 billion nationwide.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left the country’s official cash rate unchanged at 3.5 per cent, citing softening global growth rates and contracting commodity prices.
With the majority of Australians expected to outlive their superannuation savings, the Financial Services Council (FSC) has opened the debate on increasing the preservation age for superannuation.
Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA), one of eleven Industry Skills Councils authorized by the Australian Government to provide a voice on vocational education and training issues, is seeking to appoint new board directors.