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Markets Today: Corona concerns & Trump targets Europe

US equity markets have regained composure but will news of a lockdown of the Wuhan district fan further volatility?

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Why venture capital is more important than ever for investors

Venture capital is too important for investors to ignore as it occupies an increasingly large part of the global economy and provides opportunities not available elsewhere, experts told the 2019 Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

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Connecting capital to opportunity: NAB in Japan

Janari Tonoike, head of NAB Japan Securities Limited, National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new Tokyo-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, showcases the long-standing relationship between Japan and Australia, and explains how the new entity can help investors and borrowers in both markets and beyond connect better in a challenging global business environment.

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Becoming Australia’s most connected port: Port of Melbourne

With the help of some big thinking and timely funding, Port of Melbourne has gone from strength to strength as they meet the needs of a growing Australian economy.

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IN FOCUS: Infrastructure

The offshore wind industry is booming, with 22GW of installed capacity worldwide and the first project planned for Australia.

Janari Tonoike, head of NAB Japan Securities Limited, National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new Tokyo-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, showcases the long-standing relationship between Japan and Australia, and explains how the new entity can help investors and borrowers in both markets and beyond connect better in a challenging global business environment.

As the end of year approaches, we’d like to recognise how our corporate and institutional clients are making a difference, in Australia and around the world.

The AFR takes an in-depth look at Australia’s infrastructure outlook.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

US equity markets have regained composure but will news of a lockdown of the Wuhan district fan further volatility?

Our forecast points to a negative (-0.1% m/m) print for December, in line with our view that the strong November ABS print largely represented Christmas spending brought forward by expanded Black Friday sales.

Whilst President Trump was self-aggrandising at Davos, US equities stalled.

Our Head of FX Research shares his views on how the AUD will perform against the USD in the first half of 2020 – listen now.

The US was on holiday Monday so it’s been a quiet session all round.

Calculating confidence intervals around cash rate futures pricing and the Reserve Bank’s economic forecasts, we estimated an average probability of QE through to mid-2021 of about one-third. 

The rally in US equities continued at the end of the week, with the optimism spreading to Europe.

NAB’s annual pulse check of life in Australia confirms it is, with Australians in strong agreement that our country remains a great place to live.

China’s ends 2019 in line with expectation.

US equities rose higher still on the back of the latest US retail numbers.

Investors are directing capital towards the projects and companies that will remain viable in the transition to a low-carbon economy, a major international conference was told.

Equities have posted further gains and new record highs.

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