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

NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales reveals a continuation of very slow growth in recent months.

Business conditions hit an all new high in October.

Online sales contract in the month, also slower over the year.

Insights into the donating behaviours of Australian consumers

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales reveals a continuation of very slow growth in recent months.

The Australian beef cattle industry has enjoyed a great run over the past couple of years, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) hitting a record over 720c/kg in September last year.

The read on business conditions was extremely strong in the October NAB Monthly Business Survey, with manufacturing posting a strong result despite the recent closure of auto manufacturing plants. The conditions index jumped to a record high, and while confidence is not quite as buoyant, it is holding above long-run average levels.

Advanced economies to drive lift to above trend global growth.

Indicators point to marginally softer conditions post China’s leadership change

Business conditions hit an all new high in October.

Explaining subdued US and Australian wages growth.

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index held steady in October, confirming a cooling trend in housing market conditions.

There were very few consistent themes across the commodity complex this quarter.

Changing of the guard – what does China’s new leadership mean for its economy?

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 2.1% in October, its first monthly gain since May.

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