Tapas Strickland

Tapas Strickland

“Tapas is an Economist within Global Markets Research at the National Australia Bank (NAB). ”

Tapas is Director, Economics at NAB and provides commentary and insights for our clients on the economy and financial markets including regularly kicking off the working day with key overnight updates on NAB’s Morning Call podcast. Having recently spent the past couple of years in our London office, he continues to work with NAB’s diverse range of clients, from SMEs to institutions, both in Australia and abroad. Prior to NAB, Tapas spent six years at the Reserve Bank of Australia and also worked as an economic adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, advising the Gillard, Rudd and Abbott governments.


Much will depend on Victoria.

Trump’s executive orders hit technology stocks in the US and China on Friday.

President Trump has indicated if no stimulus deal is reached he’ll use his executive powers.

Treasury bond yields are reaching new lows which has heightened the appetite for gold.

“We’re in a tough situation” – that was the response from Jerome Powell to one question during the FOMC press conference this morning.

The US is no nearer to reaching agreement on their fiscal stimulus package.

500k less people means a soft residential construction outlook.

After three days debating the size and shape of the European Recovery Plan, EU leaders failed to reach an agreement.

There’s been a lot of employment numbers out over the last 24 hours – for the US, the UK and Australia.

The Euro’s rise is based on hopes that European leaders will reach a consensus on their rescue package this week.

The UK government going halves on lunch if you eat out in the first half of the week.

There isn’t an immense amount of confidence about how quickly economies will recover.

What happens after the JobKeeper and JobSeeker schemes end in September? “Will the economy fall off a cliff?” is one of the most frequently asked questions by clients.

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