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Data Wrap - national business confidence falls to record low

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In today’s Data Wrap we review the latest ABS survey on the business impacts of COVID-19, and consider other leading indicators of economic activity which provide insight into the national economic impact of coronavirus, including the NAB’s latest business surveys and the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index.

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Data Wrap - labour market conditions relatively stable prior to coronavirus impact

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In today's edition of the Data Wrap, we review the latest labour market and population growth data for South Australia and consider recent national data on consumer confidence and retail sales which provide insight into the emerging impact of coronavirus on economic activity.

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Data Wrap - GDP beats expectations, but conditions in South Australia remain weak

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In this edition of the Data Wrap we review today's Gross Domestic Product figures. We also recap the latest outcomes for South Australia in respect of building approvals, resources exploration activity, and price inflation faced by the local government sector.

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Bushfires and weather hurt SA tourism activity, while coronavirus dampens the outlook

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Eighty per cent of South Australian tourism businesses were impacted by the recent summer bushfires, with a slight majority (51 per cent) reporting they have been impacted to a moderate or significant extent, the December 2019 quarter edition of the SA Tourism Barometer report shows.

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Data Wrap - labour conditions still weak despite fall in unemployment

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In this edition of the SA Data Wrap: a fall in unemployment hides ongoing labour market weakness; still no improvement in wage growth; and overseas arrivals data indicates inbound tourism held up well in December prior to the expected impact of bushfires.

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Data Wrap - some positive signs for new housing activity, but retail sales disappoint

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In today’s Data Wrap we review several indicators that are relevant to the building sector, including lending activity, building approvals and office vacancy rates, and consider the latest retail sales data.

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Data Wrap - unemployment steady at end of 2019, but employment falls

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In the first Data Wrap of 2020, we review today’s labour force figures, and briefly recap other key statistical releases from recent weeks which provide insight into various aspects of South Australia’s recent economic performance.

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Slower economic growth predicted for 2019/20 and further interest rate cuts will not help

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South Australian economic growth will be much slower in 2019/20 as a consequence of the slowdown in the national economy becoming entrenched and the global economy losing further momentum, according to the latest Economic Briefing Report from SACES.

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Expect problem gambling to worsen under reforms

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Giving gamblers ready access to cash and allowing electronic gaming machines to accept banknotes will only worsen the situation for problem gamblers in South Australia.

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Data Wrap - retails sales remain sluggish as confidence declines

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In this edition of the Data Wrap we review the latest ABS data on retail sales and building approvals, and explore what the latest Bank SA State Monitor has to say about consumer and business confidence in South Australia.

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