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MNI Table:Australia NAB Sep Business Conditions, Confidence Up

     SYDNEY (MNI) - The National Australia Bank published business survey for
September on Tuesday. Below is the table from the survey:
                                          September  August
Business Confidence                              +6      +5
Business Conditions                             +15     +14
Trading                                         +17     +18
Profitability                                   +14     +14
Employment                                      +12      +9
Exports                                           0      -1
Forward Orders                                   +2      +5
Stocks                                           +1      +5
Retail Prices (quarterly rate %)               -0.1    +0.8
Labor costs (quarterly rate %)                 +1.3    +0.9
Final products prices (quarterly rate %)       +0.9    +1.3
Capacity Utilization (%)                       82.1    82.3
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