The aged care sector arrives at a tipping point


Could the aged care sector’s problems be drawing to a close, paving the way for consolidation and more capital investment?

26 Jul 2019

Hats off to Australian farmers putting sustainable agriculture into practice


How sustainable farming methods are helping Australian farmers maintain the value of their natural assets over the long term.

Corporate and Institutional
15 Aug 2019

The Forward View – Global: August 2019

Economic commentary

The latest escalation in the US-China trade war – with the US imposing a 10% tariff on most remaining China imports – has reverberated through financial markets.


A wave of positivity seems to have hit the markets.

The RBA sees Australian QE as unlikely in the near term. Read our analysis.

Resilient cattle and lamb prices sustain flat NAB Rural Commodities Index.

The surprise news on Friday were reports that the German government might relax some of its spending rules to splash out and prevent a recession.

Technology has already revolutionised back offices at superannuation funds and wealth management businesses, and is soon to transform customer service as well.

The latest escalation in the US-China trade war has reverberated through financial markets. The policy response will be important – we now expect two further 25bp cuts in the fed funds rate this year. China is also likely to use policy measures to offset any tariff impact, including allowing further depreciation of its currency.

More than mere high-tech toys, drones are being put to work by businesses around the world in a multitude of ways.

An ECB Governing Council member suggests markets hadn’t priced in the extent of the stimulus measures coming next month.

In this month’s FX Podcast, Ray Attrill and Phil Dobbie discuss NAB’s revised outlook for the AUD.

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