Australian Brick-and-Mortar Shifts Further Toward Food and Services

Australian brick-and-mortar retail continues to shift toward food and services. Spending at cafes and restaurants increased by 5.5 percent year-over-year while spending on apparel and accessories rose by only 1.7 percent with department store sales decreasing by one percent, according … Continue reading


Bloomberg Businessweek reports that BOS International of Lloyds Banking Group Plc is selling its distressed loans with the intention of leaving the commercial property market. The distressed loans are worth $2.2billion (A$2.1 billion) at face value. The sale will take several … Continue reading