December Quarter Analysis 2018 | Final Report
Business confidence edges up
Business confidence has improved over the latest quarter, with illion’s Business Expectations survey showing small increases in both expected and actual results. The retail sector delivered a seasonal rebound in its outlook for December, following a bout of pessimism last quarter. The only areas of concern were employment and capital investment, for which businesses expressed a more cautious outlook.
- Rising concerns over interest rates
- Slight dip in employment expectations
- Business cautious on capital investment
- Turnaround in retail sentiment