COVID-19 remains the most significant risk for our global outlook. While in Australia, the current virus outbreak in NSW and associated lockdowns/border closures highlights the uncertainty around economic forecasting at present.

China’s economy grew largely as expected in Q2, but imbalance between production and consumption persists.

Compared to the start of 2021, consumption is now down around 0.7%.

Advanced economies open up again; can vaccines ensure it’s for the last time?

Recent lockdowns look to have dented retail spending in areas hard-hit in 2020, notably hospitality and clothing and footwear.

Lockdown disruptions but expect recovery to continue.

One, two, three: Can China counter its demographic drag by raising its birth rate?

Housing market ended the financial year on a high note. Despite another month of strong gains, there are signs that some heat is coming out of the market

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the latest economic news. Listen now.

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index grew in May, after a contraction in April.

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