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.

ECB ends QE on a dovish note

The ECB ends QE but a dovish tone from Mario Draghi drove the Euro down a little today. “He’s playing the markets nicely”, says NAB’s David de Garis on today’s Morning Call podcast.

Tories vote on May’s leadership; China to open up market access to foreign firms

The markets have signalled their expectation for the outcome of the May leadership vote – listen to NAB’s Gavin Friend on The Morning Call. Plus, is China set to open market access for foreign firms?

China Car tariffs reversed and a government shutdown – mixed news from the US

Markets pulled both ways on conflicting news from the US – NAB’s Rodrigo Catril talks to me about the lowering of car tariffs and the threat of a government shutdown.

The November NAB Business Survey

The latest NAB business survey shows further weakness in business conditions. NAB’s Ivan Colhoun talks through the findings.

Pound pummelled as May delays

Theresa May backs off from the vote on her Brexit deal. I talk to NAB’s Tapas Strickland about how it was felt in the pound. Plus, why is oil back on the slide?

Weak jobs data, trade tensions and a Brexit to nowhere

Weaker than expected US payrolls data saw a swift market reaction on Friday. NAB’s Ray Attrill says it has filtered through to the Aussie dollar this morning at the start of what looks set to be another choppy week.

Markets dive on Huawei arrest and OPEC indecision

No consensus at OPEC, a Huawei arrest and a weakening economy all impact equities and bond yields – but NAB’s David de Garis wonders whether the market mood actually reflects how the US economy is travelling.

China’s Q&A, May’s legal advice and Australia’s GDP

Markets are buoyed by China’s optimism on a trade deal, whilst legal advice might have put paid to Theresa May’s Brexit plans. I talk to NAB’s Ray Attrill ahead of the OPEC meeting, and the day after those Aussie GDP numbers.

Flatter curves, the Tariff Man and a government in contempt

Sentiment losing ground as yield curves flatten further. I ask NAB’s Rodrigo Catril whether this is a cause for concern. Plus, bad news for Theresa May and President Trump calls himself the tariff man.

Is US-China deal euphoria hiding the real picture?

The markets are still reacting to the US-China deal, but the flattening yield curve today will prick some attention says NAB’s Gavin Friend on today’s Morning Call

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