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Three important measures of confidence in the Australian economy were released this week, writes Richard Holden.

Consumer confidence

To understand the impact of the federal budget, capital expenditure is a better measure of consumer behaviour than the business confidence index – and it is not looking good, writes Richard Holden.


Business confidence is largely based on gut-feel, but the good news for the government is it can be manipulated to lift the spirits of even the most hardened traders, writes Gigi Foster.