ECONOMIC COMMENTARY

Towards the future of the Australian, Asian and global economies: latest updates on domestic, international and industrial trends from NAB Group Economics.

LATEST FEATURE

NAB Monthly Business Survey: February 2017

Business survey suggests solid near-term activity, despite easing from multi-year high.

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State Economic Handbook: March 2017

Growth will remain solid across the large south-eastern states, while there are signs of stabilisation in mining states as the end of the downswing in resource-related investment approaches.

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Life in the lucky country: What makes Australia great?

Australians and businesses overwhelmingly think our country is a great place to live and have a business. However, Australian consumers and businesses are anxious about what the future holds.

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SURVEYS

Foreign multinationals suggest quite good expectations for capital investment in the next 12 months

Business survey suggests solid near-term activity, despite easing from multi-year high.

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

Commercial property market sentiment has continued to build on the positive gains seen in our last survey. NAB’s Commercial Property Index rose 5 points to +21 in Q4 – its highest level since the Survey began in early-2010.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

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

R.I.P. Chuck Berry. And R.I.P. anti-protectionism, after the weekend G20 meeting communique omitted reference to avoiding protectionism, reflecting the new reality of the USA’s position

Jobs growth, business surveys and consumer sentiment all point to an economy in good shape.

In February, the NAB Monthly Business Survey moderated from the surprising strength seen in January, but remained consistent with a relatively robust view of business activity and investment behaviour in the near-term.

Global reflation continues, political risks to navigate

Financial stability considerations to keep RBA at bay

Get the latest monthly update on housing market conditions around Australia.

An encouraging start to 2017 – although strength still comes from the old economy, with retail trends disappointing.

Foreign multinationals suggest quite good expectations for capital investment in the next 12 months

Business survey suggests solid near-term activity, despite easing from multi-year high.

Prices have seen a gradual recovery from the mid-2014 to early 2016 price slide.

Financial markets rallied strongly shortly after it was clear Donald Trump would be the next President. This was evident across stock, currency and bond markets, and there was also a decline in credit spreads.

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