ECONOMIC COMMENTARY

Towards the future of the Australian, Asian and global economies: latest updates on domestic, international and industrial trends from NAB Group Economics.

BUSINESS surveys

Confidence deteriorates on the early impact of Covid-19.

Confidence heads lower and Conditions now neutral.

Special survey on the second round impact of recent bushfires.

SME conditions and confidence edge lower.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the JobKeeper package and unemployment forecasts. Listen now.

Confidence deteriorates on the early impact of Covid-19.

Our NAB Online Retail Sales Index data indicates that there was a rebound in online spend in February.

Consumer anxiety and spending behaviours are changing rapidly in response to coronavirus fears and self-isolation.

Unemployment to rise sharply in the near term with the economy crunched by containment.

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the short and longer term impacts of Coronavirus on the economy. Listen now.

Back in business? China attempts to restart its economy after Covid-19 shutdown

Rural commodities resilient amid COVID-19 crisis.

The US economy is undergoing a severe contraction.

Our forecast points to a substantial rise in the ABS retail sales measure in February (+0.6% m/m), but there is very little to celebrate.

Data highlights the huge toll of Coronavirus countermeasures.

We’ve significantly lowered our global growth forecasts, and in Australia growth slowed confirming a below-trend pace of growth prior to any virus impact.

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