Ivan Colhoun

Ivan Colhoun

“Ivan writes for NAB's daily and weekly economics and market reports, and regularly speaks with the media about the economy and financial market.”

Ivan Colhoun is Chief Economist, Markets for National Australia Bank. He joined NAB in November 2014 and is responsible for the Australian Economics function within the Global Markets Research team.

Ivan has had a long and varied career in Economics. He received a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Tasmania and commenced his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

He spent 15 years at Deutsche Bank finishing as Chief Economist for Australia and Head of Global Markets Research for Australia/NZ, before following his passion for aviation by joining Qantas as Chief Economist.

Most recently, Ivan was Chief Economist for Australia for ANZ Bank. He has also consulted to SEEK, Virgin Australia and IATA.


RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle gave a very interesting speech in Sydney last Thursday night. We consider some of the key takeaways.

The Weekly delves into trends in profitability following the release of ABS quarterly Business Indicators data,

Ivan Colhoun, NAB’s Chief Economist, Markets, talks through the findings in the latest NAB Business Survey.

This week, we report on the main points of interest of UK and European investors on the Australian and NZ economies following a marketing trip there.

This week, we thought we would look in brief at two important issues and how they are impacting the Australian economy and financial markets.

Australian markets started this week with a new Prime Minister. The Weekly looks at eight key issues for business and investors to consider.

Last week’s data revealed the slightest improvement in annual wages growth and a welcome further decline in the unemployment rate to a six-year low.

Today’s weekly includes the results of our recent survey of our readers’ views and outlooks for the Australian economy and key financial market indicators.

In today’s Weekly we review the important speech by APRA Chair Wayne Byres last week, which covered developments in housing lending standards.

Today’s Weekly considers the implications of the recent increases in Australian money market rates for the RBA/monetary policy.

In today’s weekly, and as President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore, we look at the outlook for the US$.

There is expected to be continuing downward pressure on the AUD from interest rate differentials given higher US yields.

The change reflects the fact there’s no sign as yet of stronger wages growth and unemployment has been stuck at around 5.5% for the best part of a year. We still expect the economy to strengthen, leading to a declining unemployment rate.

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