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.


Many of the smaller states’ economies are benefiting from both better virus numbers along with relatively smaller exposures to business services.

The Weekly looks at how the various Australian states have been performing.

This week, we thought it might be interesting to discuss the most common questions we are getting asked by businesses and investors on the outlook for the Australian economy.

The RBA’s central case of further progress in lowering both unemployment and inflation has been challenged by weak GDP growth and now weak underlying inflation.

The RBA sees no interest rate rise as likely this year but an increase possible at some stage next year.

In this Weekly, we take a closer look at the issues the RBA Board will face at its meeting tomorrow.

In today’s Weekly – our last for 2018 – we cover these developments as we wrap up 2018, and look forward to 2019.

The latest NAB business survey shows further weakness in business conditions.

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.

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