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Top of the hops: the growers dominating Australia’s beer

If you like a schooner of beer, it’s likely you’ve sipped a brew made with hops from Hop Products Australia. Having weathered this boom-bust industry, and as Australia’s largest hops grower today, the team at HPA is passionate about these little cone-like flowers – and about bringing distinct fresh flavour to every glass.

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Using trade finance to grow

Do you own a small business that’s selling overseas or importing products and equipment into Australia? Trade finance can help you make the most of opportunities without tying up your valuable working capital.

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Seven steps to Asian export success

Keen to export to Asia? Make sure you understand what’s involved and how best to prepare.

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Data-driven diversification breeds sustainable success

While many city dwellers see farming as old-fashioned, Kim and David Coulton and family of Morella Agriculture know it’s all about cementing market share by staying on top of the science and technology curve.

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INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

In today’s Weekly, we take a closer look at the SA economy that’s shown a distinct improvement in the past year or so.

If you like a schooner of beer, it’s likely you’ve sipped a brew made with hops from Hop Products Australia. Having weathered this boom-bust industry, and as Australia’s largest hops grower today, the team at HPA is passionate about these little cone-like flowers – and about bringing distinct fresh flavour to every glass.

The business conditions index decreased by 6pts to +15 index points, easing back from the historical highs seen in April. The business confidence index fell by 5pts to +6 index points, to be around its long-run average level.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index gained 3.1% month on month in May after falling 2.8% in April. On a year on year basis, the index was down 4.4% in May. The monthly gain reflects strong grain, horticultural, dairy, wool and cotton prices.

Home ownership is a key to wellbeing according to new research from NAB

Do you own a small business that’s selling overseas or importing products and equipment into Australia? Trade finance can help you make the most of opportunities without tying up your valuable working capital.

While many city dwellers see farming as old-fashioned, Kim and David Coulton and family of Morella Agriculture know it’s all about cementing market share by staying on top of the science and technology curve.

Beef Australia is a wrap for another three years. The NAB Agribusiness team had an amazing week, catching up with customers and industry leaders, and learning a lot about where the industry’s heading.

Nationally dwelling values continued their downwards trend last month; the seventh consecutive month on month decline since the national index series peaked in September last year.

Keen to export to Asia? Make sure you understand what’s involved and how best to prepare.

An extension of asset write downs and better infrastructure are key initiatives for business this year.

Listen to Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, provide his Federal Budget Preview ahead of Tuesday night’s Federal Budget release.

2018 has been exceptionally dry across much of Australia, with knock-on downside to restocker interest and young cattle prices.

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