CANBERRA, Australia – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia's sluggish economy has been given a boost since he assumed the top job last week, but he gave no timetable for the policy reforms to promote productivity and investment.
Turnbull ousted Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a ballot of government lawmakers, saying that the government was not successful in providing the economic leadership.
Turnbull told Sky News television on Wednesday that Australia has already seen a rise in business confidence because his government is talking confidently about the future.
Chris Richardson, a partner in Deloitte Access Economics, says he suspects the prime minister is correct.
Consumer confidence soared 8.7 percent in the latest weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan report.