INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

For Australia, outcomes in the September NAB Monthly Business Survey were generally upbeat. Business conditions remain rock steady at levels close to their multi-year highs, but business confidence rose only modestly after a big fall last month.

Global growth rising toward trend pace as advanced economies lift.

Repurposing an old tool – a new life for the Required Reserve Ratio.

The effects of the recent major Hurricanes affecting the US are clearly evident in some of the economic data.

China’s old economy surprises on the downside, may point to weaker Q3 growth.

Tightening the purse strings – China’s foreign investment is slowing in a more closely regulated environment.

In Australia, the August NAB Monthly Business Survey showed some mixed results, but is still encouraging overall.

Global growth lifts in mid-2017, heading back towards trend rate as pace of advanced economy output expansion picks up.

Increasing household wealth (due to rising equity and house prices), as well as a high level of consumer confidence, remain tailwinds for consumer spending.

The Indian economy decelerated in the June quarter, growing by 5.7% yoy, the lowest since March 2014.

Waiting to see if goals on tax and trade can make up for failure on health reform

After a sluggish start to the year, GDP growth rebounded in the June quarter and the labour market continues to tighten.

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