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Trends

Less can be more: The case for shorter working hours

Business

Believe it or not, working long hours can be bad for business – as well as health. Should you explore the shorter working week?

Agribusiness
23 May 2019

Australian agricultural exports 2019: State of play

Agribusiness

We examine the last decade in Australian agricultural exports and what’s projected to come.

Economic commentary
14 Jun 2019

NAB Change to Rate Call – June

Economic commentary

RBA to cut to 0.75% in November.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The Bigger Picture – A Global and Australian Economic Perspective – May 2019.

In this month’s currency podcast, our Head of FX Strategy discusses some changes to NAB’s FX AUD forecasts.

The Aussie dollar was the worst performing of the major currencies overnight following yesterday’s unemployment numbers.

Trade policy turbulence continues to unsettle the global economy.

News of President Trump threatening sanctions on Germany had an immediate impact on the Euro.

Governor Lowe has said that reducing unemployment to the bank’s 4.5% estimate of the NAIRU should return inflation to the 2-3% target band.

The AUD/USD came under pressure in May, as renewed trade tensions saw the currency break through the 70-cent floor it had been testing since early February.

Weakness in private demand to continue. Policy stimulus needed – fiscal, structural and monetary.

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