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It was a busy budget this year for NAB customers, with a wide range of measures from infrastructure to education to Medicare. Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, shares his view and NAB’s long term growth outlook.

Federal Budget 2017 shows little change in the Government’s budget position in the next two years, but a more rapid improvement thereafter. However, increased infrastructure and education spending should be positive for long-term growth.

Sentiment in commercial property markets continues to vary widely across states.

Strength in prices for the year-to-date warrants an upward revision to our price forecasts for 2017, but markets still expected to cool into 2018.

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The APRA Chairman and RBA Governor both make clear that the recent moves reflect a desire to further tighten lending standards in what is considered to be an environment of heightened risks.

Australian housing market sentiment jumped to a 3-year high in the first quarter of 2017.

With house prices rising, vacancy rates declining and a previous drop in building approvals, it’s likely that residential construction activity should begin to strengthen.

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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.

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.

NAB Economics changes cash rate view to one 25bp cut in late 2017.

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