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The future is location-fluid. Are you ready?

No longer a novelty, co-working and co-living spaces are transforming Australians’ housing choices and work arrangements.

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Less can be more: The case for shorter working hours

Believe it or not, working long hours can be bad for business – as well as health. Should you explore the shorter working week?

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NAB Online Retail Sales Index, Monthly Update – April 2019

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index contracted -3.8% in April on a month-on-month, seasonally adjusted basis.

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INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

A new whitepaper from NAB examines how the Australian SME sector, and the country more broadly, can continue to prosper, and what we can do to support SMEs. Get the full picture.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 0.5% in June.

Indicators in major advanced economies point to a renewed easing in growth for the rest of 2019, driven largely by the US economy. Similarly in Australia, we expect growth to continue at a below trend pace over the next few years.

Confidence kick short-lived, conditions remain below average.

Our NAB Online retail sales index data indicates a return to sales growth in May 2019, after considerable weakness in April.

Cattle markets and southern rain stabilises NAB’s Rural Commodities Index

The Bigger Picture – A Global and Australian Economic Perspective – May 2019.

Confidence saw a post-election spike in May but conditions decline further with the private sector continuing to lose momentum.

Believe it or not, working long hours can be bad for business – as well as health. Should you explore the shorter working week?

The sharing economy is going gangbusters and entrepreneurial Australians are securing a slice of the action.

The Bigger Picture – A Global and Australian Economic Perspective – May 2019.

Surprise jump in conditions last month was unwound this month – with business conditions, confidence and forward orders now all below average.

Overall, the NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 1.1% in April, largely reflecting higher cattle, lamb, dairy and cotton prices, offsetting further declines in grain.

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