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23 Nov 2021

Place matters: ESG and communities

As part of NAB’s Bank for Transition interview series we speak to Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones and Dr Neil Perry from Western Sydney University on the future of building sustainable communities and how government is listening.

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16 Nov 2021

NAB Superannuation FX Hedging Survey 2021: summary

Our 10th biennial survey – the only survey of its kind to examine hedging techniques of Australian Super Funds – captures their shifting priorities in this rapidly changing landscape.

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24 Nov 2021

Changing mindset for digital risks – NAB cyber security roundtable

The breathtaking pace of cyber attacks in a constantly evolving threat landscape needs an even faster shift in thinking for today’s business leaders.

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6 Oct 2021

NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q2 2021

The NAB Corporate Cash Index draws on our own Corporate and Institutional Banking client insight analytics to reveal cash management trends.

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IN FOCUS: Sustainability

A look at what’s been happening in the sustainable finance market – in Australia and abroad.

New NAB research shows how asset managers are working towards a more sustainable future through their investing activities and how companies can best embrace the change.

Global experts give their insights into the recent Glasgow summit in a special roundtable discussion presented by NAB Corporate & Institutional Banking.

As part of NAB’s Bank for Transition interview series we speak to Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones and Dr Neil Perry from Western Sydney University on the future of building sustainable communities and how government is listening.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Bond yields retreated at the end of last week even though the assumption remains that the Fed will signal a March hike.

RBA to end QE in February while forecasts suggest Omicron is set to peak, adding greater inflation risk.

Latest flurry ahead of January 25-26 FOMC suggests March rates lift off expected.

AUD/USD made its low point for the year on Dec.3 at 0.6993 – the pair’s only foray below 0.7000 in 2021.

US and EU equities rebound overnight with mostly positive Omicron news lifting sentiment while company specific news have also helped the cause.

Commodity market news overnight is a fresh surge in European gas prices

Expect a cautious start to the week with the Netherlands going into lockdown on Sunday

For Australia the Q3 national accounts showed a smaller hit to activity than we had expected but we continue to see a very strong snap back in activity in Q4. Globally, advanced economy growth was robust in Q3, and a similar outcome is expected in Q4 albeit with a shift in the source of growth away from Europe towards the US and Japan.

Against the consensus view for an unchanged outcome, the BoE unexpectedly also raised rates by 15bps to 0.25%.

Our latest data for the fortnight to 11 November shows retail pulling back somewhat, following what looks to be a Black Friday – Cyber Monday surge two weeks ago.

Global recovery continues but inflation is high and Omicron a concern.

November data show little underlying improvement from October’s weakness.

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