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Niche Outpaces Mass in Australia

Posted: July 21, 2005

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Other economic obstacles include the rise in oil prices and repeated government warnings about household debt and pleas to shoppers not to overextend themselves. Messages like the one from Treasurer Peter Costello urging families to make sure they had a “happy and sustainable” Christmas are also expected to impact growth, and it is very possible that the retail sector in general faces a slightly tougher year ahead than it has experienced for the last few years.