Monthly survey shows declining business confidence and conditions.
Retailers saw online sales dip in December, after big November.
But retail saw the second biggest gain in the month.
Reports paint a gloomy picture for retailers.
Power issue blamed for series of faults.
NAB tracks “concerning” signs for the retail sector.
Card sales slow in March.
Stronger card spending a good sign for the sector, economists say.
Aussie retail conditions trending lower despite improved confidence in all other sectors.
Almost 10 million transactions expected on the busiest day of the Christmas period.