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Daring to break with the past

Business

In 2015, Ian Pratt led major changes to his family company, South Haven Group. He discusses its new branding, the decision to establish an independent board – and the all-importance of culture.

Agribusiness
19 Jan 2017

On a fast boat to China

Agribusiness

A free trade zone to expedite Australian food exports into China may soon become a reality. NAB’s Chief Customer Officer believes it’s a game changer for Australian agriculture.

Economic commentary
17 Jan 2017

Australian Markets Weekly: 16 January 2016

Economic commentary

Against flatter job advertisements of late, job vacancies have been trending higher. Higher job vacancies are usually associated with a lower unemployment rate and greater employment growth

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Markets continue to digest Yellen’s speech yesterday which was seen as mildly more hawkish and positive US economic data overnight played into that view. The ECB also met last night with Draghi coming off as slightly dovish, playing down the recent uptick in inflation and remaining committed to the asset purchase program.

A free trade zone to expedite Australian food exports into China may soon become a reality. NAB’s Chief Customer Officer believes it’s a game changer for Australian agriculture.

It’s been a reversal back to USD strength overnight – including a late session kick along from the Fed Chair, more on that below – the Bloomberg spot dollar index up 0.35% before she stepped up to the plate, and another ½% since.

Clare and Keith Mugford have one defining philosophy that’s been pivotal to Moss Wood’s export success over the last 30 years: dedication to absolute quality, from soil to bottle.

Never underestimate the ability of markets to discount the same news twice. Or in the case of the US dollar, the ability to ignore a relevant piece of news one day only to react with alarm to it a day or two later.

While prices are likely to stay subdued for some time, increased volume will see the value of exports increase significantly.

Benchmarking can help farmers identify opportunities for growth. Holmes Sackett’s John Francis and NAB’s Matt O’Dea discuss the benefits and considerations.

2016 was a very tough year for many Australian dairy producers, with farmers beginning the year amid extremely dry conditions in key dairy regions and steep cuts to farmgate prices

Against flatter job advertisements of late, job vacancies have been trending higher. Higher job vacancies are usually associated with a lower unemployment rate and greater employment growth

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