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NAB Foreign Exchange

NAB Foreign Exchange

1 September 2022

We'll help you find the right foreign exchange risk management strategy by understanding your core business and the challenges you face every day.

NAB Foreign Exchange
Australian GDP Preview: Q2 2020

Australian GDP Preview: Q2 2020

2 September 2020

Q2 GDP fell by a massive 7% (-6.3% y/y), confirming the large hit to economic activity as a result of the shutdown to limit the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian GDP Preview: Q2 2020

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China’s Economy at a Glance – November 2019

China’s Economy at a Glance – November 2019

15 November 2019

Most of China’s indicators relatively weak year-on-year, however, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the start of the October has made this harder to gauge.

China’s Economy at a Glance – November 2019
Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing

Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing

23 September 2019

Treasury representatives from Associated British Ports, Peel Ports, NSW Ports and the Port of Tauranga recently met to explore and share their insights on the opportunities and challenges facing port owners and operators.

Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing
In Focus: Dairy January 2019

In Focus: Dairy January 2019

22 January 2019

Global Dairy Trade auction results have seen some upside since December after a fairly weak run over much of 2018.

In Focus: Dairy January 2019
Using heritage for 21st century export success

Using heritage for 21st century export success

13 September 2018

Rutherglen’s Campbells Wines has lived through the global rise, fall and resurrection of the Australian wine industry. Current head of the winery Colin Campbell discusses how this fifth-generation business structures itself for export success in the 21st century.

Using heritage for 21st century export success
Minerals & Energy Outlook: July 2018

Minerals & Energy Outlook: July 2018

5 July 2018

NAB’s USD non-rural commodity price index declined by over 3% q/q in Q2 2018. This only partially reversed the large gain made in the previous quarter and, as a result, it is still 7.5% higher than a year ago. The fall in Q2 mainly reflected a decline in iron ore and metallurgical coal prices, although LNG export prices – linked to the price of oil – rose.

Minerals & Energy Outlook: July 2018
Top of the hops: the growers dominating Australia’s beer

Top of the hops: the growers dominating Australia’s beer

14 June 2018

If you like a schooner of beer, it’s likely you’ve sipped a brew made with hops from Hop Products Australia. Having weathered this boom-bust industry, and as Australia’s largest hops grower today, the team at HPA is passionate about these little cone-like flowers – and about bringing distinct fresh flavour to every glass.

Top of the hops: the growers dominating Australia’s beer
Using trade finance to grow

Using trade finance to grow

24 May 2018

Do you own a small business that’s selling overseas or importing products and equipment into Australia? Trade finance can help you make the most of opportunities without tying up your valuable working capital.

Using trade finance to grow
24 Hours with Elissa Renouf

24 Hours with Elissa Renouf

20 May 2018

Rising to the challenge of parenting four children with Type 1 diabetes prompted Elissa Renouf to found Diabete-ezy, a rapidly expanding business whose products help other sufferers manage the condition. We spend a day with her in export and expansion mode.

24 Hours with Elissa Renouf
In Focus: Beef – May 2018

In Focus: Beef – May 2018

8 May 2018

2018 has been exceptionally dry across much of Australia, with knock-on downside to restocker interest and young cattle prices.

In Focus: Beef – May 2018
What to expect on NAB’s 2018 Agribusiness Japan Tour

What to expect on NAB’s 2018 Agribusiness Japan Tour

20 April 2018

From June 14 to June 25, I’ll be leading NAB’s 2018 Agribusiness Japan Tour. If your business involves cattle farming, sheep farming or horticulture and you’re interested in the connections, insight and strategies being used to succeed in Asian markets, I encourage you to join me.

What to expect on NAB’s 2018 Agribusiness Japan Tour
Moses & Son: Determined to recharge Australia’s wool industry

Moses & Son: Determined to recharge Australia’s wool industry

21 February 2018

The grandeur of Australia’s wool industry is visible in the huge old wool stores standing tall all over our cities. Moses & Son’s Martin Moses wants Australian wool to rise again – and says the next generation of sheep farmers has the power to take on the world.

Moses & Son: Determined to recharge Australia’s wool industry
Minerals & Energy Outlook: February 2018

Minerals & Energy Outlook: February 2018

20 February 2018

Stability in financial markets over 2017 and early 2018 came to abrupt end in recent weeks, with a surge in market volatility and big falls in equity markets and prices for many commodities.

Minerals & Energy Outlook: February 2018
Japan: a trustworthy and valuable trading partner

Japan: a trustworthy and valuable trading partner

16 January 2018

Japan is arguably Australia’s most important Asian ally, and its large market of wealthy consumers is a natural target for Australian businesses selling high-quality goods and services. Here are some tips to help you establish successful business relationships.

Japan: a trustworthy and valuable trading partner
Expanding understanding through wider and deeper data capture

Expanding understanding through wider and deeper data capture

5 December 2017

Australia’s GDP continues to grow in spite of subdued wages growth and consumer spending. Gaining a greater understanding of how these contradictory trends break down across regional and metropolitan areas, as well as consumer spending categories, is behind NAB’s expansion of its Consumer Spending and Cashless Retail analyses.

Expanding understanding through wider and deeper data capture
Australia GDP Preview: Q3 2017

Australia GDP Preview: Q3 2017

1 December 2017

The economy is likely to have grown at a solid clip in Q3. While some pieces of the growth puzzle are falling into place, the stark divergence between business and consumer spending remains despite jobs growth. Non-mining and infrastructure investment will be encouraging for the RBA, but higher wages growth is required.

Australia GDP Preview: Q3 2017
In Focus: Beef – November 2017

In Focus: Beef – November 2017

21 November 2017

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.

In Focus: Beef – November 2017
Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy

Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy

20 October 2017

What does it take to run a successful rural pharmacy? Two business owners – including the winner of this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year Award – discuss the challenges and rewards of working in a small town.

Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy
Australia GDP Preview: Q2 2017

Australia GDP Preview: Q2 2017

4 September 2017

Q2 GDP data will be released on Wednesday 6 September at 11:30am AEST. Additional partials will be available tomorrow and may alter our forecast.

Australia GDP Preview: Q2 2017
From crisis to culinary success: the story of Meredith Dairy

From crisis to culinary success: the story of Meredith Dairy

20 August 2017

When the Australian Government removed price reserve guarantees on wool in 1991, the resulting price collapse meant long-standing beef, lamb and wool producers Julie and Sandy Cameron had to either innovate or accept that their business would perish.

From crisis to culinary success: the story of Meredith Dairy
Spotlight on China: Our biggest buyer

Spotlight on China: Our biggest buyer

18 August 2017

As Australia’s most important trading partner, China is one country your business probably shouldn’t ignore. We share tips to help you get started.

Spotlight on China: Our biggest buyer
NAB’s World on Two Pages: July 2017

NAB’s World on Two Pages: July 2017

14 July 2017

Revisions to real GDP growth forecasts this month largely reflect a stronger than expected rebound in coal exports following disruptions from Cyclone Debbie in Q1. Further out, we have not fundamentally changed the tone of our outlook.

NAB’s World on Two Pages: July 2017
Cracking the global market: How Yumbah Aquaculture did it

Cracking the global market: How Yumbah Aquaculture did it

13 July 2017

Fifteen years ago, two separate groups of enthusiastic investors and abalone farmers set out to secure a footing on the global stage. It wasn’t until they joined forces in 2008 that everything changed and the farms, within the space of nine years, went from individual 70-tonne entities to being the biggest producer of abalone in the southern hemisphere.

Cracking the global market: How Yumbah Aquaculture did it
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2017

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2017

3 July 2017

The NAB Rural Commodities Index is an index of 28 agricultural commodities weighted by the relative size of each commodity in the Australian agricultural sector.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2017
NAB’s World on Two Pages: June 2017

NAB’s World on Two Pages: June 2017

16 June 2017

The NAB Monthly Business Survey was a little softer in May, but still points to a healthy business sector. Business conditions are elevated and confidence is holding up above long-run average levels.

NAB’s World on Two Pages: June 2017
Taking finger limes to the world

Taking finger limes to the world

15 May 2017

Remember the Chinese gooseberry? Not so much. Not until it turned into the kiwifruit and began turning up in fruit salads everywhere. Meet the man introducing ancient Australian bush tucker to global foodies as ‘lime caviar’.

Taking finger limes to the world
NAB Monthly Business Survey: April 2017

NAB Monthly Business Survey: April 2017

8 May 2017

The NAB Monthly Business Survey posted another strong result in April, with both business conditions and confidence improving – pointing to ongoing strength in business activity in the near-term.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: April 2017
Cropping locally, competing globally

Cropping locally, competing globally

6 April 2017

Head of Asia Business Development, NAB Business & Private Bank, Laura Mattiazzi recently hosted a roundtable discussion at the Global Food Forum addressing the challenges and opportunities facing cropping industries - and how Australian businesses can compete globally.

Cropping locally, competing globally
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2017

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2017

3 April 2017

The NAB Rural Commodities Index is an index of 28 agricultural commodities weighted by the relative size of each commodity in the Australian agricultural sector.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2017
Reinventing the 200-year-old ballet shoe

Reinventing the 200-year-old ballet shoe

3 April 2017

The ballet shoe has remained relatively unchanged for centuries – since it went from having a heel to being a flat. Enter former ballet dancer Tim Heathcote who is taking on the establishment to revolutionise its design once more.

Reinventing the 200-year-old ballet shoe
Markets Today: Under pressure

Markets Today: Under pressure

31 March 2017

European and US equities have brushed aside the negative lead from Asia which saw the Shanghai composite down nearly 1% on the day and its fourth session of declines.

Markets Today: Under pressure
Strategic alliances and partnering in Asia

Strategic alliances and partnering in Asia

15 March 2017

You may have reached a point where you’ve decided to explore alternatives to exporting alone to Asian markets. Forming a strategic alliance with another business of similar size and market presence can often be mutually beneficial. It’s important to understand how these kinds of partnerships work – and what the benefits are for your business.

Strategic alliances and partnering in Asia
The door to China opens for Australian healthcare

The door to China opens for Australian healthcare

15 March 2017

China’s rapid economic development and urbanisation have had a major impact on the health of city-dwellers. Changes in diet and lifestyle have triggered an increase in the incidence of chronic ‘western’ illnesses such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. And, while greater wealth, improved living conditions and access to better medical care are extending lives, an ageing population brings its own set of challenges.

The door to China opens for Australian healthcare
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2017

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2017

28 February 2017

Summer has brought extremely volatile conditions to Australia’s cropping districts. While much of eastern Australia has baked in an extraordinary heatwave, Western Australia has suffered substantial flooding.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2017
Australia GDP Preview: Q4 2016

Australia GDP Preview: Q4 2016

24 February 2017

Q4 GDP data will be released on Wednesday 1 March at 11:30 AEDT. Additional partials will be available next week prior to the GDP release.

Australia GDP Preview: Q4 2016
Making international payments quickly and easily

Making international payments quickly and easily

24 February 2017

More Australian businesses are doing business overseas and with advances in technology and the strength of the Australian dollar, more and more small businesses are choosing to import goods from overseas suppliers.

Making international payments quickly and easily
In Focus: Grain harvest February 2017

In Focus: Grain harvest February 2017

21 February 2017

For the 2016-17 season, we developed a new wheat production forecast model, based on regional rainfall and state yields going back to federation, with an allowance for technological change.

In Focus: Grain harvest February 2017
Opportunities for Australian business

Opportunities for Australian business

20 February 2017

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is a source of significant optimism for many of our business clients, most notably our small and medium sized business clients who are the key employer base in Australia and who generate a significant percentage of our country’s economic activity.

Opportunities for Australian business
Free trade agreements and what they mean for your business

Free trade agreements and what they mean for your business

15 February 2017

As an exporter, you’ll want to take advantage of any reduced costs that come your way. Free trade agreements (FTAs) do just that – and will make certain markets more attractive than others because of the greater opportunities for your business.

Free trade agreements and what they mean for your business
NAB Monthly Business Survey: January 2017

NAB Monthly Business Survey: January 2017

14 February 2017

The strength witnessed in last month’s NAB Monthly Business Survey continued into January, with both business conditions and confidence jumping to much higher levels.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: January 2017
How Careline went from a small shop in Parramatta to a global exporter

How Careline went from a small shop in Parramatta to a global exporter

12 February 2017

When Careline first entered the international market place with their infant formula products, they faced some very tough competition and had not yet developed relationships with big local distributors. Now, they can successfully boast China as one of their main export markets, along with Thailand, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong.

How Careline went from a small shop in Parramatta to a global exporter
China Economic Update: February 2017

China Economic Update: February 2017

10 February 2017

From a political perspective, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP reflected US sentiment against globalisation, particularly in the mid-west rust belt.

China Economic Update: February 2017
NAB Monthly Business Survey: December 2016

NAB Monthly Business Survey: December 2016

31 January 2017

Business confidence has held up quite well and is remarkably steady given the context of major uncertainties both at home and abroad. That said, the level of confidence has not picked up to reflect the overall strength in business conditions seen over the past year or more.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: December 2016
US Economic Update: 2016 Q4 GDP

US Economic Update: 2016 Q4 GDP

30 January 2017

We expect growth to face some headwinds in coming quarters but to strengthen later in the year and into the next, assuming the President delivers a fiscal stimulus to the economy

US Economic Update: 2016 Q4 GDP
Simplify your China transactions with Renminbi

Simplify your China transactions with Renminbi

23 January 2017

If you’ve been thinking about improving the efficiency of your importing or exporting business with Australia’s largest trading partner, here’s a more efficient way to settle trade transactions in China.

Simplify your China transactions with Renminbi
US Trade Policy. What Now?  January 2017

US Trade Policy. What Now? January 2017

23 January 2017

Re-building the US industrial base, aiming to “massively increase jobs, wages, incomes and opportunities for the people of our country” is the principal economic objective of the Trump Presidency.

US Trade Policy. What Now?  January 2017
On a fast boat to China

On a fast boat to China

19 January 2017

A free trade zone to expedite Australian food exports into China may soon become a reality. NAB’s Chief Customer Officer believes it’s a game changer for Australian agriculture.

On a fast boat to China
In Focus: Dairy January 2017

In Focus: Dairy January 2017

17 January 2017

2016 was a very tough year for many Australian dairy producers, with farmers beginning the year amid extremely dry conditions in key dairy regions and steep cuts to farmgate prices

In Focus: Dairy January 2017
Sweet taste of export success

Sweet taste of export success

13 December 2016

Cultivating fruit that’s sweet in taste, colour and consistency has positioned 2PH as a citrus market leader that can set its export price.

Sweet taste of export success
Making hay while the sun shines

Making hay while the sun shines

24 November 2016

In 2015, JT Johnson & Sons, a fourth generation family business selling ruminant animal pellet feed and hay, celebrated its 20th anniversary with Japanese joint venture partner Asahi.

Making hay while the sun shines
Markets Today: The (bond) song remains the same

Markets Today: The (bond) song remains the same

21 November 2016

A key question this week, for the AUD at least, is whether local exporters will continue to stand aside expectant of still better levels to initiate longer dated hedges and/or whether local real money will now look to lift hedge ratios.

Markets Today: The (bond) song remains the same
Cleaning up in Asia

Cleaning up in Asia

20 November 2016

Think ‘China’ and do you think of massive competition or massive potential?

Cleaning up in Asia
NAB’s World on Two Pages: November 2016

NAB’s World on Two Pages: November 2016

11 November 2016

Monthly business survey readings provide the most up to date measure of the pulse of global economic growth – and they have been improving in the months leading up to October.

NAB’s World on Two Pages: November 2016
The ultimate textile

The ultimate textile

10 November 2016

Sixth-generation farmer Charles Downie has managed Glenelg Estate through a period of drought and active stock reduction, to a flourishing flock producing some of the world’s finest fleece.

The ultimate textile
Taking advantage of government support, subsidies and grants

Taking advantage of government support, subsidies and grants

3 November 2016

Whether you’re currently exporting to Asia or merely thinking about it, a wealth of Australian Government and state support, subsidies, and grants are up for grabs. Taking advantage of any grants, subsidies, support or assistance on offer can help your business expand into overseas markets.

Taking advantage of government support, subsidies and grants
Markets Today: The Fear

Markets Today: The Fear

31 October 2016

In the hour after it was announced that Hillary Clinton’s e-mails were the subject of a new FBI probe, USD/JPY dropped from Y105.50 to Y104.50, the S&P dropped 20 points or 1% with the VIX spiking by 19% and 10-year Treasuries dropped 2bps from 1.85% to 1.83%.

Markets Today: The Fear
Which country is the new gateway to global networks for SMEs?

Which country is the new gateway to global networks for SMEs?

30 October 2016

Research has identified that the Australia-China economic relationship is broader than previously assumed, with considerable new growth opportunities for Australian businesses in agribusiness, manufacturing, real estate, tourism, education and finance and professional services.

Which country is the new gateway to global networks for SMEs?
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2016

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2016

28 October 2016

The progress of the season, which has been generally much wetter than average in eastern Australia but dryer in the west, continues to be the major consideration for Australian agriculture.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2016
The nuts and bolts of becoming a global supplier

The nuts and bolts of becoming a global supplier

25 October 2016

From one product line on Australian shelves many years ago, Stahmann Farms now has an abundant 40 nut products in some of the world’s biggest supermarkets chains as well as delivering branded products into its own online store in China.

The nuts and bolts of becoming a global supplier