Alan Oster

SME confidence plummets during COVID outbreak, says NAB survey

Omicron variant hurts small businesses in Q1

Australia's business sentiment rebounds

Omicron started to dissipate during the period

APRA will 'sit tight' on further lending restrictions – economists

Experts predict that the regulator will put a hold on further lending curbs amid prospects of an early rate jump

"Commercial property has a problem"

Why this economist is bearish on this type of Australian real estate

First home buyers make strong return to property market

Investors may be withdrawing from the market, but they are being replaced by first home buyers

Morning Briefing: NAB forecasts on residential prices

"We still expect the housing market to cool noticeably in 2017, especially for apartments”, NAB... World’s biggest real estate buyers are suddenly short on cash...

Morning Briefing: RBA heading to 1% with chance of unconventional policy, NAB says

Australia’s central bank will cut interest rates to 1 percent within a year to combat weak inflation and rising unemployment... Investors hit the market following RBA cut...

Morning Briefing: NAB predicts down year for price growth

House prices in Australia will continue to rise but at a far slower pace, NAB predicts... Rentvesting grows due to affordability, work choices...

Morning Briefing: Flourishing businesses could stop RBA cutting rates

NAB's business survey finds Australian businesses aren't being held back by political uncertainty

What do most foreign investors want?

You've heard about the force-sell of a $39 million mansion last week, but what are most foreign investors really looking for?