Amy Li

Amy Li

Economist, Australian Economics and Commodities

Amy is an economist at NAB Group Economics, responsible for monitoring and forecasting the Australian economy, as well as analysing the base metals sector. As a native Mandarin speaker, Amy also assists the bank’s Asian bankers and clients by delivering economic research and presentations in Chinese. Prior to joining NAB in 2013, Amy worked as an economist and computable general equilibrium modeller at asset manager QIC and Queensland Treasury. She also worked on energy policy in Queensland Government.

Amy is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds a first class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland and a Master of Applied Finance from Queensland University of Technology.


2017 Surprised on the upside. Small deficit expected in 2018.

Production growth to decline or slow in 2017 and 2018.

The global aluminium market continues to be driven by Chinese producers, which plan to add significant new capacity at lower costs.

2016 is shaping up to be a crucial year for copper producers and copper markets. Its biggest consumer, China, is going through a period of slower economic growth, with structural transitions under way and a depreciating currency.

Online retail showed further encouraging signs of growth in June, to be 0.9% higher compared to May, and 9.5% higher compared to a year ago. On the other hand, ABS data showed negative comparable sales growth at traditional retailers in May, to be 0.3% lower than April

Online retail sales growth rebounded in May, after a small decline in April. Online spending totalled $15.3 billion in the past year. Groceries & Liquor and Electronic Games & Toys continued to strengthen while Daily Deals and Personal & Recreational Goods experienced negative growth

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