Fresh from a year that delivered major political shocks and proved tougher than expected, Australian business leaders are taking a cautious approach to 2017.
Fewer chief executives expect to see business conditions improve than a year ago, though there are more forecasting a stable environment, according to the latest CEO survey by the Australian Industry Group.
A weaker Australian dollar, stronger commodity prices and a recovery in national incomes were also factors, Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said.
Read the AAP article in The Age.
"The fate of the Australian dollar is a key swing factor. In 2017, it will remain one of the key risks to export performance and to the economy more widely," Mr Willox said.
With traditional banks often charging more than 5% plus fees for international payments, finding a competitive payments provider could deliver the needed competitive edge to both Australian exporters and importers.
One international payments provider delivering a far more competitive, faster and more transparent service is brand new global payments specialist Flash Payments. Based in Sydney this cutting edge fintech startup is engineered from the ground up to deliver intelligent foreign exchange transfer services.
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