Business View Australia – July 2015
Business confidence in the country is improving. National Australia Bank’s June survey of businesses showed confidence levels climbing to their highest in 21 months. The series of interviews which we have conducted this month and the research we have done for the related sectors and industries drives us to this same conclusion.
The construction industry and the real estate sector continue to do well and show growth. We have analysed the working of a number of companies in this area and we hope that you will find the write-ups interesting. We have done an in-depth article on Devco Project & Construction Management, a highly successful company in this sector. In this issue we have also covered SBP Australia, Hayden’s Plastering Interiors and EcoElectric.
In an attempt to round off our analysis of this sector we talked to Propertybuyer, a real estate agent who works exclusively for the buyer. We also look at ParkTrent Property Group, a full-service real estate company with offices spread across the country. The other organisation in this sector that we have covered in this issue is the Real Estate Institute of Australia, which is the peak national association for the real estate profession and has as its members the State and Territory Real Estate Institutes.
Australian Constructors Association is a body representing the leading construction companies in the country and is dedicated to promoting sustainable construction methods. In this issue we look at its functioning and the steps it has taken to promote the construction sector in the country.
The meat industry is a mainstay of the economy and it has traditionally been a prominent exporter. We take a close look at Argyle Prestige Meats, Campbell Foods and DSK Angus & Charolais to understand the functioning of these highly successful companies. Under this category we also look at Western Australian Farmers Federation, an institution which is over 100 years old.
The service sector accounts for about two thirds of the economy and the franchise industry forms a critical component, with Australia having one of the highest number of franchisees per capita in the world. Geowash and Kick Juice Bar are two growth stories that we look at this month.
We have also done in-depth stories on the aged care industry and the health sector by reviewing the operations of two premier institutions, Lynden Aged Care and The Valley Private Hospital.
Some of the Councils in the country are doing exemplary work in providing infrastructure that is the best in the world for the communities they serve. Our current issue examines the role played by two such Councils, Great Lakes Council and Orange City Council.
Finally, we look at a sector of the Australian economy that has been depressed for the last couple of years – the mining and minerals sector. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has convinced us that the long term prospects of this sector are extremely strong if the government plays its role by providing the required infrastructure.
We hope that you find the articles interesting and informative and look forward to your inputs and suggestions.
Ravinder Kapur | Editor-in-Chief