June 29, 2020

29 June 2020 Alan Oster Podcast – Coronavirus and the economy

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the latest impacts of the Coronavirus. Listen now.

In today’s podcast, NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster discusses the following:

  • Victorian transmissions continue to climb, although the scale of the problem here is still small compared to countries like the US or Brazil. There is a mass testing blitz which will hopefully allow for virus containment here.
  • The IMF recently revised up its growth forecasts for Australia – good news in a tough environment. Local data has been mixed, with consumption surprising on the upside but unemployment on the downside.
  • The NAB Monthly Business Survey is currently in the field and the June results should give us a good idea of the state of play in the Australian business sector.

Listen to the full podcast now.