NAB Group Economics

NAB Group Economics

“A leading team of economists who provide updates on domestic, international and industrial economic trends”

NAB’s Group Economics consists of a leading team of economists who provide accurate, timely and relevant updates on domestic, international and industrial economic trends.

Headed up by the Group Chief Economist, Alan Oster, the team is comprised of three distinct departments:

- Australian economics and commodities
- International economics
- Industry economics

The team publish a wealth of content including reports, surveys, forecasts and indexes.


How Australians are changing their behaviours and their biggest fears in response to the Coronavirus.

The US economy is undergoing a severe contraction.

Our forecast points to a substantial rise in the ABS retail sales measure in February (+0.6% m/m), but there is very little to celebrate.

We’ve significantly lowered our global growth forecasts, and in Australia growth slowed confirming a below-trend pace of growth prior to any virus impact.

Housing values surged by 1.1% with 5 capital cities reaching new record-highs last month.

Fiscal stimulus to support near-term growth, with more likely to come in the May Federal Budget.

World growth to be hit hard in H1 2020 – at least – due to Coronavirus.

Soft Economy likely to be hard hit by COVID-19.  Outlook heavily dependent on severity and how long disruption effects of the virus last.

Confidence heads lower and Conditions now neutral.

RBA to soon undertake yield curve control, reinforcing fiscal stimulus.

A moderate outcome pre COVID-19.

Fed to further cut rates at its March and April meetings.

RBA to cut in March and again in April.

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