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Markets Today: D-day for trade talks & UK government

Two significant deadlines today means, whatever happens, we can expect some volatility.

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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

Unchanged forecasts for Australia with expected growth of 1.75% while across the globe we expect US growth to ease somewhat further and Japan’s economy is set to contract in Q4.

Two significant deadlines today means, whatever happens, we can expect some volatility.

Amid conflicting trade signals, signs growth is stabilising

The Fed has announced no moves on rates in the US, with no expectations for cuts in 2020.

Economic conditions in 2020 are expected to remain unfavourable for commodity markets.

Private demand still “running on empty”. Broadly unchanged forecasts but concerns to the downside. Fiscal policy help unlikely.

The markets continue to ignore the US impeachment proceedings.

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

Markets have been calm overnight, in wait and see mode ahead of a series of more important events this week.

The Reserve Bank’s persistent overestimation of growth likely reflects not allowing for the decline in potential growth.

Jobs numbers from the US on Friday were well above expectations and we saw a swift response in the markets.

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