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Frustration with police checks inspires start-up success

Business

In an increasingly risk-averse and security-conscious world, Martin Lazarevic had an idea – to revolutionise the police check process. He now heads a $14m business recording stunning annual growth.

Agribusiness
12 Oct 2018

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2018

Agribusiness

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 6.5% in September, recording the biggest monthly gain since December 2010.

Economic commentary
15 Oct 2018

NAB Consumer Insight Report: How and Why We Use Cash Today

Economic commentary

The lure of cash remains, even as younger Australians embrace cashless payments.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

This week, we’re reproducing a thematic piece on US stock market valuations.

Still hope a Brexit deal can be found, fears of a US response to the death of a journalist in Saudi Arabia seem to have been put on hold, keeping oil prices in check. And a look ahead to today’s NZ inflation figures.

The lure of cash remains, even as younger Australians embrace cashless payments.

In US dollar terms, the NAB non-rural commodity price index rose marginally in Q3 2018 – increasing by 0.4% qoq. The strong upturn in the first quarter of this year contributed to a much more significant increase in year-on-year terms – up by 8.2%.

The pound has fallen sharply as the currency markets opened on the news that a Brexit deal this week is looking very unlikely.

Business should recognise the powerful role it can play in ensuring Australia has the right infrastructure, in the right places; infrastructure that’s affordable, reliable and sustainable.

The Victorian economy has been one of Australia’s fastest growing this year. Given the scope of construction projects now ramping up it’s likely transport infrastructure spending will continue to contribute strongly to Victorian growth over the next year.

The bigger picture – a global and Australian economic perspective.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 6.5% in September, recording the biggest monthly gain since December 2010.

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