Alan Oster

Consumer spending down again – NAB

"Spending has been softer as the year progresses"

Australian economy sees slowest quarterly growth in two years

Economist expects Q2 to remain soft, but predicts a pickup in the second half of the year

Residential property values maintain momentum – NAB

Housing market confidence is now at its highest level in two years

Commercial property sentiment rebounds – NAB

Short- and long-term confidence also improves in most commercial property sectors

Industry leaders share their views on Federal Budget

Cost of living relief welcomed but more help for homebuyers, SMEs needed

Consumer spending more subdued in February, NAB reports

But year-on-year, it has risen by 5.2%

Online retail sales recover in January – NAB

Surge reflects fastest pace of growth since the pandemic

SME business confidence remains low – NAB

Business conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises also fall

Residential property values continue upward trend – report

Rental growth also remains elevated across much of the country