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Property Market Update & Economic Outlook

Property Market Update & Economic Outlook

18 April 2024

Hear NAB’s senior expert panellists discuss a range of topics to provide key insights to help you and your business prepare for the current property market climate.

Property Market Update & Economic Outlook
A changing landscape

A changing landscape

14 March 2024

Download the latest NAB Regional and Agribusiness Horizons Report for data-led insights on the state of play in regional and rural Australia.

A changing landscape

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Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading

Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading

29 November 2023

The holiday season shopping flurry can offer some small businesses the opportunity to prosper… and others a time to take stock for the new year. Both call for careful preparation – particularly in the current environment. NAB Executive Small Business Ana Marinkovic shares her top tips.

Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading

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NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

27 October 2023

Household financial stress eases after rising for the past 6 quarters as Australians grow more accustomed to a number of ongoing pressures, but financial concerns are still climbing among lower income earners.

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

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Value over time: Has hourly billing had its day?

Value over time: Has hourly billing had its day?

29 June 2023

Could the end be nigh for the hourly billing model favoured by many professional services firms? As technology turns the dial towards value-based pricing, we examine the advantages in measuring outcomes rather than hours.

Value over time: Has hourly billing had its day?

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Fired up for success

Fired up for success

31 May 2023

Hospitality business founders Bill Drakopoulos and Dave Henderson shared their experiences over a meal for NAB’s Business Founders Talk series. Hear what they had to say about the passion and drive required to build up their respective businesses.

Fired up for success

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New opportunities for regional professional service firms

New opportunities for regional professional service firms

28 March 2023

There’s never been a better time for regional professional services firms to take on their city counterparts. From new recruitment models to technological advances and more, here’s how to make the most of the opportunity.

New opportunities for regional professional service firms

Article

Determined to drive change

Determined to drive change

8 February 2023

The founders of Empowered Women in Trades and The Kurrajong Kitchen Group sat down to share a meal – and their thoughts on building workplace diversity

Determined to drive change

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Work life reimagined: What’s next for hybrid working?

Work life reimagined: What’s next for hybrid working?

9 January 2023

Workplace experts, including Susan Ferrier, NAB Group Executive of People and Culture, predict what our post-pandemic model of working means for employers and employees, how to build the best model for your business and where the pitfalls lie.

Work life reimagined: What’s next for hybrid working?

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The rewards of thinking differently

The rewards of thinking differently

28 September 2022

The brains behind Airtasker and v2food share a meal – and their thoughts on how changing your perspective can lead to success.

The rewards of thinking differently

Article

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

6 September 2022

Eurozone bonds yields and stocks falling on the latest jump in energy prices – both oil and gas – following confirmation the NordSteeam1 gas pipeline will remain shut while Russian sanctions are in place.

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today
Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

5 September 2022

A goldilocks payrolls report failed to support risk assets on Friday, with equities and the USD quickly reversing on news that Russia was not restarting gas flows through the Nord Stream pipeline

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment
How our trading businesses navigated a perfect storm

How our trading businesses navigated a perfect storm

21 August 2022

Currency fluctuations, labour shortages, shipping logjams – it’s been a troubled two years for trading businesses. In the third instalment of our Supply Chain Q&A series, our industry experts look at the outlook for this critical part of the Australian economy.

How our trading businesses navigated a perfect storm

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The Accounting M&A Report 2022

The Accounting M&A Report 2022

21 July 2022

Planning a merger or acquisition for your accounting firm? The Accounting M&A Report 2022 has the insights, data and strategies you need to succeed.

The Accounting M&A Report 2022

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

28 June 2022

Since last month’s wrap, we have seen further gains in most agricultural commodity prices, tentative signs of a stabilisation in fertiliser prices, combined with a lower AUD and a weakening global growth outlook.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

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The Great Rethink: What it means for professional services

The Great Rethink: What it means for professional services

28 June 2022

The Great Rethink has employees reconsidering what they want from an employer – and whether a job fits with their lifestyle and values. Here’s how professional services firms can factor this into the value proposition they offer staff.

The Great Rethink: What it means for professional services

Article

Australia’s regional consumers in focus

Australia’s regional consumers in focus

28 June 2022

In this excerpt from the new NAB Regional & Agribusiness Horizons Report Dean Pearson, Head of Behavioural & Industry Economics at NAB, highlights key differences in attitudes and behaviours among city, regional and rural dwellers – including the finding that rural and regional Australians are happier.

Australia’s regional consumers in focus

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Key elements of a successful M&A strategy

Key elements of a successful M&A strategy

26 May 2022

Watch as our experts discuss the elements of a successful merger or acquisition, from building a solid strategy to understanding the importance of cultural fit to balancing pricing considerations.

Key elements of a successful M&A strategy

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Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

25 May 2022

Download NAB’s Regional & Agribusiness Horizons Report for compelling new insights into regional and rural Australia.

Land of Opportunity

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NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

18 May 2022

Australia’s wellbeing falls, but the gap by income now at its narrowest in almost 3 years. Wellbeing diverging across the country, highest in TAS & lowest in WA. Home ownership a significant differentiator. Household financial stress up slightly but falling for low income earners & rising sharply for those on higher incomes. The share of Australians experiencing some form of financial hardship now at a survey low.

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

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How business is taking on today’s supply chain challenges

How business is taking on today’s supply chain challenges

17 May 2022

The global pandemic upended every aspect of trading business operations, including supply chains. In the first of NAB’s three-part series of roundtables, NAB’s Michael Saadie speaks to two industry insiders about how supply chains have been impacted and what Australia’s traders are doing to adapt and capitalise on ever-increasing consumer demand.

How business is taking on today’s supply chain challenges

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Cashless Retail Sales Index: March 2022

Cashless Retail Sales Index: March 2022

13 April 2022

March has seen smoother retail prospects when compared to the very choppy conditions across January and February, with our forecast pointing to moderate growth in the month.

Cashless Retail Sales Index: March 2022

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From side hustle to booming business

From side hustle to booming business

22 March 2022

Rapid growth and huge demand proved a cash flow challenge to toy company Connetix. Here’s how NAB specialist support bolstered their continued expansion.

From side hustle to booming business
NAB Economics live webinar with Dean Pearson

NAB Economics live webinar with Dean Pearson

18 February 2022

Dean Pearson, NAB's Head of Behavioural and Industry Economics shares his views on the economy, including the impacts of labour shortages on Australian businesses across a broad range of industries and insights from NAB’s latest business survey.

NAB Economics live webinar with Dean Pearson

Webinar