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Brien McDonald

Brien McDonald

Senior Analyst, Economics

“Brien’s chief responsibilities are Industry Ratings and analysis that provides industry insights”

Brien is an Economist at NAB and is involved predominantly in the area of industry insight using risk metrics. Brien’s chief responsibilities are Industry Ratings and analysis that provides industry insights.

He is a regular attendee on Sector boards and contributor to Risk appetite statements.

Prior to NAB Economics Brien was involved in the NAB Credit Risk area, in the development and monitoring quantitative credit risk assessment models.

Before life at NAB, Brien was an Associate Lecturer in Economics at LaTrobe University, teaching in areas related to economic development focussing on Asia, and the international business environment.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Online sales slightly faster over the year, contracts in the month

We estimate that Australian consumers have spent around $21.4 billion over the last 12 months to November 2016

Fundamentally the trend slowing in online retail growth continued in October

We estimate that Australian consumers have spent around $20.6 billion over the last 12 months to August 2016.

Online sales down by 0.36% in July 2016

Online sales increase 2.0% in May 2016

Online sales increase 0.3% in April 2016

Online sales increase 0.8 % in February 2016.

In dollar terms, we estimate Australians spent $19.2 billion on online retail in the 12 months to January 2016.

Online sales rose 1.8 per cent in December 2015.

The latest seasonally adjusted NAB online retail sales index shows sales grew 0.7% in November, an improvement on the contraction in October.

At -0.6% the latest seasonally adjusted NAB online retail sales index shows sales contracted in October, a deterioration on the revised 1.4% recorded in September.

At -0.1% the latest seasonally adjusted nab online retail sales index shows sales growth was virtually flat in May, a significant slowdown on the 1.6% growth recorded in April. At 0.5%, the trend estimate for online retail sales was unchanged on the previous month.

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