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Tech leaders on the future of technology and business in Australia

High-tech trends that will change the way you do business. Three Australian ICT leaders share their thoughts.

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Innovation Lessons from Israel

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.

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Eyes in the skies

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

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Our forecast points to a moderate rise in the ABS retail sales measure in January (+0.2% m/m), following an underwhelming end to 2019.

Special survey on the second round impact of recent bushfires.

SME conditions and confidence edge lower.

Good January rainfall across key agricultural production areas drove the NAB Rural Commodities Index 4.6% higher this month, despite the impact of bushfires and coronavirus.

Our NAB Online Retail Sales Index data indicates that, while slowing slightly, growth continued in December.

RBA likely to stay on hold in February – with labour market conditions buying time. But cuts are still coming.

The final monthly business survey of 2019 provides further evidence that activity stabilised in Q4.

NAB Online Retail Sales Index data indicates that volatility continues in sales, with a jump in November sales after contracting in October.

Business innovation falters in Australia as the economy slows.

What does next year hold for Australian business owners? Listen to our podcast for NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster’s 2020 vision on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Business conditions tracked sideways in the month, and appear to have stabilised at low levels, after declining significantly between mid-2018 and 2019.

Little support from fiscal policy to see further cuts in February and June, with a move to QE in the second half of 2020 a real prospect.

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