Where is the Australian economy heading? It's a critical question that economists and business forecasters are asking as we manage through some very turbulent economic times.
Although we see growth, it' not uniform. In the first few months of 2012, as we see a continued resource boom, others watch key industries like Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade languish in some of the toughest conditions they have faced. And, as our economy asserts itself in the Asia Pacific, we wait to see how the global economy - impeded by a slow recovery in the US, the European sovereign debt crisis and a potential slowdown in Chinese economic growth - will affect our own.
It's clear that Australian companies are facing uncertain economic conditions. Read More >