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FEATURE STORIES

Health

NAB Health Insights – Managing wellbeing in a COVID-19 world

Business

A desire for social connection is fundamental to our wellbeing; being deprived of it can pose significant mental and physical consequences.

Agribusiness
27 Aug 2020

The $6.5tn question: How to capitalise on Australia’s natural assets?

Agribusiness

It’s time for farmers to turn good land management into financial success.

Economic commentary
22 Sep 2020

NAB Change in Policy View – 22 September 2020

Economic commentary

The RBA continues to signal further monetary easing is likely.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

NAB had forecast that the Aussie dollar would reach 74 US cents by the end of the year. It did earlier this month but, as global risk sentiment rises, it is rapidly losing ground.

In the US Jerome Powell spelt out very clearly in his testimony before Congress that more fiscal stimulus was needed and had been assumed by many board members in their policy predictions.

The RBA continues to signal further monetary easing is likely.

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the latest impacts of the Coronavirus. Listen now.

Traditionally the labour market has been a lagging indicator of activity. However, in this pandemic it is largely contemporaneous and is thus a good summary indicator of the wider economy as well as being timely given new data sets such as weekly payrolls and regular job ad updates by SEEK and Indeed.

Concerns over the impact of a second wave in the US and Europe seem to be gathering momentum, driving investors to government bonds and safe-haven currencies.

What more can central banks do to help stabilise the global economy?

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the latest impacts of the Coronavirus. Listen now.

It’s been a topsy turvy session overnight.

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