The Morning Call

Start your day with the Morning Call for the latest overnight key economic and market information straight from NAB’s team of expert market economists and strategists.

Astra Zeneca re-run, Lane’s credit concerns

A soggy day on the markets says NAB’s David de Garis, but the continue rise in base metals points to the growth in China, whilst the rest of the world struggles with the virus.

Trump’s Last Stand; PMI’s Galore Today

Strong US data and lingering stimulus hopes helped US equities overnight. NAB’s Gavin Friend talks about the Presidential debate, new stimulus in the UK, mixed data from Europe and a swag of PMIs later today and tonight.

Look Who’s Talking (x2)

David de Garis says Brexit negotiators are going to stay “in the tent” till a deal is done, and the pound has responded. That, and more US stimulus talk on The Morning Call podcast today.

Still wishing and hoping on stimulus deal

US equities are up as stimulus deadline is pushed back. On today’s morning Call podcast NAB’s Tapas Strickland says positive vaccine has helped, and a clearer expectation on the outcome of the US election.

Deal or No Deal, transatlantic edition

A big drop in US equities shows hopes of a stimulus deal have collapsed, but NAB’s Ray Attrill says the rising pound suggests nobody believes Boris Johnson when he says he’s calling off talks over Brexit.

A calm Friday, but it could be a volatile week

Retail sales calmed markets on Friday but NAB’s Rodrigo Catril wonders whether it can be sustained, particularly without further stimulus. There’s lots to create more volatility in the week ahead.

Risk off mood as virus cases rise, Lowe’s dovishness hits bond yields

Economic activity is being constrained by the virus upsurge in Euriope and US says NAB’s Gavin Friend. That’s caused a strong risk off mood today.

Trump talks it up. Will Lowe talk it down?

NAB’s David de Garis talks through what to expect from Philip Lowe’s speech this morning, President Trump’s upbeat performance overnight and more Brexit dither and delay.

The Aussie Coal Ban and Earnings Caution

The Aussie dollar is down. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says it took two hits – first the reports of a ban on Aussie coal by China, secondly, caution from the US as the end of stimulus hopes sink in.

Barrett Trumps Stimulus on Columbus Day

US equities rise despite the fall in stimulus hopes. NAB’s Ray Attrill short of answers for once. The Aussie and NZ dollars fall with the Renminbi as PBoc measures take hold.

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