FEATURE STORIES

Superannuation

Prepare for 1 July super changes

Business

Now is the time to consider what action to take.

Agribusiness
24 Mar 2017

Could touring China transform your agribusiness?

Agribusiness

This May 13-23, I will be leading NAB’s Agribusiness China Tour 2017. If your business involves cattle, sheep or wool, I encourage you to consider joining me.

Economic commentary
20 Mar 2017

China Economic Update: March 2017

Economic commentary

Rise of the machines: could automation help sustain China’s long term growth momentum.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The UK Brexit letter has finally been delivered, but market reaction has been fairly muted.

Getting toward the end of the month and the end of the quarter, and given the torpor of risk assets markets of late, the return of some buying could easily have occurred. And that could well be part of the explanation for overnight moves.

Australia’s population growth has strengthened to a 1.5% pace, equivalent to around 350k persons in the past year – almost equivalent to the population of Canberra being added to Australia each year (or a new Darwin and a new Hobart!).

The German economy is continuing to out-perform. The run of better than expected data continued, this time from the German Ifo Survey for March.

The USD (BBDX) was little changed on Friday while US equities and US Treasury yields ended the week a little bit lower reflecting a mild risk off tone.

With Australia’s former mining boom on the decline, employees are looking elsewhere for opportunities.

Now is the time to consider what action to take.

This May 13-23, I will be leading NAB’s Agribusiness China Tour 2017. If your business involves cattle, sheep or wool, I encourage you to consider joining me.

Governments are increasingly moving away from asset ownership. Fully funded capital intensive projects are proving to be an inefficient use of scarce financial budgetary resources.

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