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.


Equities have posted further gains and new record highs.

The US and China will sign the phase one trade deal tonight.

Markets have now largely unwound the risk-off moves that have occurred since Friday.

Geopolitical tensions remain centre stage with markets clearly in wait-and-see mode.

The AUD held its position after the better-than-expected Australian Labour numbers yesterday.

Two of the biggest obstacles to global economic growth have seemingly been removed, or at least sidestepped for a while.

The markets were spooked overnight by threats of further tariffs from the US President if a trade resolution isn’t reached.

There was renewed hope a phase one trade deal could be reached between the US and China by Christmas.

The markets anticipate the next development in the US-China trade talks.

The markets are still waiting for developments on the US China trade talks.

The NZ dollar saw the biggest currency move over the last 24 hours.

Sterling bounced higher today, shortly after GDP figures showed the UK had narrowly missed a recession.

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