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Which businesses are thriving in the ‘Experience Economy’?

Australians rate restaurants, movies and travel as the most positive experiences their money can buy, according to new research from NAB.

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Face it: the future is here

Biometric authentication is being rolled out across various industries – and the possibilities feel endless.

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Are we an entrepreneurial nation?

Australia is a high performer in academic research – yet when it comes to commercialising that research, we rank last in the industrialised world. It’s time for change, says the Chairman of NAB.

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Aged care is a sector that’s been under the microscope for years. But while it has faced real challenges, its future now looks bright.

At NAB we see the amazing opportunities ahead for our key sectors – from health to agriculture, education to community – and are determined that our country’s small and medium sized enterprises, our country’s engine room, can embrace them.

With almost one in three Australian agribusinesses banking with NAB, we’re pleased to share our plans for delivering better service for all our regional customers.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index gained 0.5% in June on a month-on-month basis, following gain of 0.6% in May (revised from 0.8%).

The global economy remains in reasonable shape right now despite some pressures on Emerging Market economies.

CoreLogic’s national housing market index showed a remarkable reversal in housing market conditions over the past year.

Participants in the Professional Services Awards receive independent, verified feedback from their clients, not to mention publicity and a morale boost if they win. Entries open this month and, with a fast and easy application process, there is no reason for your firm not to join.

The NAB Residential Property Index fell sharply in the June quarter 2018, down 17 points to +6 to sit at its lowest level since mid-2016 and well below its long-term average (+14).

Forecasts broadly unchanged but new risks to watch.

The business conditions index ticked up by 1pt to +15 index points in June, after easing in the previous month. The business confidence edged down 1pts to +6 index points, to be around its long-run average level.

Thanks to social media, more people are pursuing the job they want, where they want it. Those who prefer country living no longer have to wonder why they’re going to work in the city each day simply to pursue a dream career – as this rural film-maker recently discovered.

From the beginning, Alex Tomic and Nik Mirkovic knew they wanted to think big, and to think global.

Helping out a local sports team with sponsorship can build strong relationships with potential customers – pharmacist Silvana Gittani bet her marketing budget on it. Her success proves how many business, regardless of size, can use strategic marketing to engage with their community and forge lasting business ties.

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