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NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index: June 2017

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index is a new product which provides timely proprietary data on a major part of retail spending in Australia.

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Asia-Pacific Debt Capital Markets: Evolving to support a region in transformation

Any examination of the Asia-Pacific region’s capital requirements, whether by a government, issuer or investor, must begin with the acknowledgement that demographic and financial pressures mean countries can no longer ‘go it alone.’

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Bringing procurement processes into the 21st century

While consumers use the convenience and technological advances offered by credit cards for over 35 per cent of their payments, corporate cards are used for under 2 per cent of business payments.

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Reimagining Australia’s Future Infrastructure

Australia’s infrastructure isn’t sufficient to meet the expected increase in population. This means we have to think now about what kind of infrastructure Australia needs in the decades to come. NAB Chairman Ken Henry was joined by infrastructure industry experts and leading thinkers to discuss the issues that are central to securing Australia’s future infrastructure.

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IN FOCUS: Infrastructure

Any examination of the Asia-Pacific region’s capital requirements, whether by a government, issuer or investor, must begin with the acknowledgement that demographic and financial pressures mean countries can no longer ‘go it alone.’

There’s a fine balance between risk and reward in major infrastructure projects. Understanding the opportunities and challenges is equally important, as is securing the right kind of funding.

We’re already living in smart cities. The challenge facing Australia is how to ensure our cities deliver the best possible living and working environments in the future.

NAB Chairman, Dr Ken Henry shares his vision for how we can address Australia’s infrastructure needs, as our population grows.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The pick-up in market price action has continued overnight in FX markets. For the AUD, it’s now pretty much all about the Guy Debelle speech today.

The business sector continues to look upbeat, both with respect to current business activity – also evident in the NAB Monthly Business Survey – and importantly, the near-term outlook.

Markets have largely paused for breath overnight, with US Treasury yields flat-lining and the US dollar ever so slightly firmer.

The USD sell off that began yesterday during our day session continued overnight following senate Republicans’ failure to push through their healthcare reform.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index is a new product which provides timely proprietary data on a major part of retail spending in Australia.

It’s been something of a sideways/choppy night.

Old King Coal – coal still a big part of China’s energy mix but its role is on the wane

Steady as she goes – economic growth and other key indicators stable in Q2.

For an avowed AUD bear, Friday was about as depressing a day as it has been all year.

Revisions to real GDP growth forecasts this month largely reflect a stronger than expected rebound in coal exports following disruptions from Cyclone Debbie in Q1. Further out, we have not fundamentally changed the tone of our outlook.

Following a slow start to the year, GDP growth looks to have accelerated in the June quarter.

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