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The Accounting M&A Report 2022

Business

Planning a merger or acquisition for your accounting firm? The Accounting M&A Report 2022 has the insights, data and strategies you need to succeed.

Agribusiness
27 Jul 2022

Livestock in focus

Agribusiness

Podcast: Livestock solutions 101 – to help take advantage of a strong outlook.

Economic commentary
8 Aug 2022

NAB Economics Data Insights – week ending 30 July 2022

Economic commentary

While consumption has outperformed in the pandemic era – notwithstanding significant differences between sectors – gravity now appears to be catching up.

Insights, trends and case studies

Our data mapping points to moderate growth in retail sales in July.

Rebound set to fade as consumption slows in H2 2022

There was no let-up in elevated price pressures in the July NAB Business Survey published yesterday, with price indicators accelerating further from the already record highs of recent months.

In this Weekly we look at job ads in more detail to see what they may be portending for activity, and we also cross check the data with other information.

Confidence & conditions rally as economy strains capacity limits

China is continuing its military drills around Taiwan, but that hasn’t impacted markets apart from gold (+0.7% to 1,787.61) retaining some slight geopolitical risk premium.

While consumption has outperformed in the pandemic era – notwithstanding significant differences between sectors – gravity now appears to be catching up.

NAB’s Commercial Property Index eased to +1 pt in Q2 (+11 in Q1) amid reports market is starting to respond to higher inflation and interest rates.

Walking away? China’s ambitious growth target has moved too far out of reach.

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