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Chief economist update: Forecasting is futile
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG 2020
... weaker than the rest." Business conditions improved to a reading of 0 from -8 in June, but as NAB Group chief economist Alan Oster explains: "It may reflect activity coming off a low base." Be very afraid... The survey was conducted from July 22-31 - ...
Chief economist update: Flattening the rebound
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JUL 2020
... third consecutive month of improvement after dropping to a record low reading of -66 points in March. Then again, as Alan Oster, NAB Group chief economist, declared: "The survey was conducted just prior to the reintroduction of lockdowns in Victoria..." ...
Chief economist update: The angel in the capex details
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 NOV 2018
... eased in October, the reading of 12 remains more than twice its long-run average of five, that NAB chief economist Alan Oster says, "continues to point to a healthy business sector, with profitability and trading conditions remaining high, and forward ...
Chief economist update: Confidence down, conditions up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 SEP 2018
... +16 in August. The employment index was unchanged at a reading of +10 but, according to NAB's chief economist, Alan Oster: "The employment index (based on historical patterns) is consistent with jobs growth of around 23,000 per month. This is consistent ...
How much do you need to feel financially free?
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 3 APR 2018
... than last year. The results come from a NAB special insight report . Five NAB economists led by group chief economist Alan Oster surveyed 2000 Aussies to drill down to the findings. The economists also asked people how they would spend their money if ...
Chief economist update: RBA sees wages growth recovering but it's not guaranteed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 FEB 2018
... reference about the broad-based strength across industries "outside of retail" which, according to NAB chief economist Alan Oster, "points to continued softness in consumer activity." This isn't such a beautiful piece of prognosis for consumer spending ...
Down, down business conditions are down
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2017
... "profitability" (down 11 points after a 9-point increase in the previous month) followed the same narrative. But as Alan Oster mentions, "Wage costs picked-up this month, coinciding with reports from some firms that wage costs are impacting confidence". ...
Divergent business confidence
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 SEP 2017
... to further improvement in domestic economic activity, so why the deterioration in confidence? NAB chief economist, Alan Oster, explains: "escalating tensions with North Korea may have contributed to the move this month..." But this isn't consistent with ...
Business conditions return to pre-GFC levels
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JUL 2017
... weighed down by limited wages growth and record levels of debt." These are the printed words of NAB chief economist, Alan Oster, contained in the just-released NAB monthly business survey for June. I concur that it's nothing but a pleasant surprise. ...
Confidence slip
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 APR 2017
... down to +6 in March (at par with its long-run average) from +7 in February and +9 in January. As NAB chief economist Alan Oster explains, the "recent volatility and ongoing weakness in the retail sector suggests there is still cause to be cautious about ...
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