Business confidence and conditions hit new highs

All states recorded an increase in confidence, according to NAB

Expectations for the budget: NAB Chief Economist

Believes the budget will focus more on growth than keeping businesses afloat

Cashless retail rebounds in January: NAB

Small spend share categories – such as takeaway – contributed to the rebound

Cashless retail better than expected: NAB

NAB figures show the “feared slowing” of retail has not eventuated