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Economic commentary

NAB Quarterly Business Survey: Quarter 3 2018

Business

The business conditions index decreased 2pts to +13 in 2018 Q3, but remains well above its long-run average. Business confidence also fell, declining 4pts to +3 index points, a little below its historical average.

Agribusiness
12 Oct 2018

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2018

Agribusiness

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 6.5% in September, recording the biggest monthly gain since December 2010.

Economic commentary
22 Oct 2018

NAB Quarterly Australian Commercial Property Survey Q3 2018

Economic commentary

Overall sentiment in commercial property markets (measured by the NAB Commercial Property Index) fell 9 points to a 2-year low +8 in Q3, but is still well above long-term average levels (+3).

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

It has been another bad day at the office for equity markets, beginning in the Asian session and spreading across Europe and the US.

The Chinese stock market performed well on the back of yesterday’s proposals from the government and the PBoC. And there’s increasing questions over whether the UK PM should stand-down.

This week, we share our thoughts on inflation, with Q3 CPI due to be released in a little over a week on Wednesday 31 October.

Overall sentiment in commercial property markets (measured by the NAB Commercial Property Index) fell 9 points to a 2-year low +8 in Q3, but is still well above long-term average levels (+3).

AUD (and NZD) this week look set to remain in the hands of broader USD and Emerging Market (EM) moves.

Alternatives are emerging to give Australia’s fledgling fintech firms easier access to funding.

Using blockchain to boost green investment: How to create trust, transparency and liquidity for green infrastructure opportunities.

There’s caution in the air, but could it just be for a day?

The business conditions index decreased 2pts to +13 in 2018 Q3, but remains well above its long-run average. Business confidence also fell, declining 4pts to +3 index points, a little below its historical average.

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