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Slim profit margins, late payments made by public buyers and a higher proportion of business failures than in most other industries, seem to be reoccurring issues in the construction industry, regardless of performance...

People who start businesses are usually creative and highly-skilled in their core business but rarely have correspondingly advanced skills in financial management...

The food sector is performing generally well with most countries experiencing stable conditions...

US steel and aluminium import tariffs are yet to directly and significantly impact the world steel market, but uncertainties have increased...

Following an uptick in claims for late and non-payments in the latter half of 2018, next year will be unpredictable for businesses in all industries with external market factors playing more of a role in business failures...

As 2018 draws to a close, Australian businesses are looking back on a year of increased insolvencies and late or non-payments...

Because of cyclical demand and the capital-intensive nature of the machines and engineering industry, it’s highly sensitive to changes in the priorities and budgets of customers...

The opportunities for Australian exporters in Asia are enormous. With 4.5 billion potential customers and 60 per cent of the world’s population located in Asia, it’s a highly dynamic marketplace...

Australian exporters stand to benefit from opportunities created by new trade agreements with the European Union, United Kingdom, Latin America, and as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal...

Emerging markets can present an attractive opportunity for expansion and growth for some businesses...