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Chief economist update: The real growth in wages

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2018
... along with the high level of household debt, helps explain the continued weakness in retail spending and the NAB business survey for January that found broad-based strength in activity across industries, "outside of retail". Weak growth in wages will ...

Chief economist update: RBA sees wages growth recovering but it's not guaranteed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 FEB 2018
The latest NAB business survey indicates that Australian business conditions and confidence started the year 2018 on a stronger footing and before the wailing on Wall Street happened in early February, providing succour to the domestic economy should ...

Down, down business conditions are down

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2017
To say that you, I and Irene were surprised at last month's NAB business survey - that showed Australian business conditions rocketed to an all-time high in October but confidence hardly budged - is more than just an understatement for even the survey ...

Capex brings cheer

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 DEC 2017
... (ABS) - indicates continued expansion in capex spending going forward. This outlook is consistent with the NAB business survey that showed business conditions hit an all-tome record high in October and business confidence remaining above its long-term ...

Where in the cycle is Australia?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2017
... Looking at this week's battery of Australian economic and survey releases, we're lost...or at least, I am. The NAB business survey shows that business conditions in October have never been higher since they started the survey way back 20 years ago, but ...

Wages separate businesses from consumers

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 AUG 2017
... according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment survey. Yet only a day before, the NAB business survey showed that business conditions in July were at their best levels since before the GFC (January 2008). But consumer moods are ...

Australian economy proceeding according to projections

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2017
... 51.9 from 51.2. And just yesterday, we received more indications that Australia is travelling on course. The NAB business survey showed both business conditions and confidence improved in April. Business conditions rose to a nine-year high reading of ...

Confidence slip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 APR 2017
Boom conditions but waning confidence. This is the message from the latest NAB Business Survey report. The NAB's business conditions index soared by points to a reading of +14 in March, more than reversing the 3-point decline in the previous month. ...

Good for now worrying for later

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAR 2017
... February "give back" didn't come as a surprise either. NAB chief economist Alan Oster warned about this when the NAB Business Survey for January was released last month. "a degree of caution should still be exercised given the diverse and rapidly changing ...

The power of optimism

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 FEB 2017
... confidence provides positive indications going forward. Unlike the seemingly inconsistent result from the NAB business survey for December - where business conditions gained 4 points while business confidence was flat - January's result showed business ...