05 Aug 2020

What if banks disappeared and nobody noticed?

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Banks have been deemed essential in the pandemic. But are they really the only institution able to provide banking services?


04 Aug 2020

FURTHER READING: the A-Z of bank capital

Gareth Lewis | Senior Manager Capital Management, ANZ

According to the experts, capital is the cornerstone of financial strength. But what does that actually mean?

03 Aug 2020

Australian grains remain competitive in crisis

Michael Whitehead & Viveka Manikonda | Head of Agri Insights and Senior Associate, Institutional at ANZ

Despite global headwinds, Australia’s grains industry is predicting a bumper crop in the next harvest.

31 Jul 2020

PODCAST: crisis shifts consumer preference for good

Shane White | Content Manager - Institutional, ANZ

Buying and selling products and services will never be the same as consumer expectations change during crisis.

30 Jul 2020

Cashing out to flatten the curve

Karly Dwyer | Contributor, bluenotes

Consumers and businesses have turned to contactless payments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater focus on hygiene.

29 Jul 2020

Kiwi data show a tentative return to a - post-COVID - normal

Sharon Zollner | Chief Economist New Zealand, ANZ

New Zealanders may be avoiding parks still but life is beginning to return to some sort of normal.

28 Jul 2020

Female financial literacy, participation needed in crisis

Cherelle Murphy | Senior Economist, ANZ

Women are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It’s time for them to take real control of their finances.

27 Jul 2020

Scenario planning bolsters business success - crisis or no crisis

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

Planning for the worst case scenario helps business think through their COVID-19 response, says outgoing Institutional Australia head.

24 Jul 2020

Lockdown 2.0 slows spending gains

Adelaide Timbrell & David Plank | Economist & Head of Aus Economics, ANZ

Although spending nationally has stabilised overall, the second lockdown period in Melbourne is leaving a mark.

23 Jul 2020

Saving for a rainy day harder in crisis

Alexis George | Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Group Executive Wealth Australia, ANZ

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a swing at the financial wellbeing of Australians who were already feeling vulnerable.

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22 Jul 2020

Addressing crises - acute and chronic

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The link between the two most worrying crises of our times – COVID-19 and climate change – must be examined to successfully combat both.

21 Jul 2020

Dial a doctor: pandemic pressures healthcare system

Prof Anthony Scott | Health & Healthcare theme lead, The Melbourne Institute

Australia’s healthcare system may not have been overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases as initially expected but the economic impacts have not gone unnoticed.

20 Jul 2020

Rental ruptions: the winners and losers

Felicity Emmett & Eliza Owen | Senior Economist, ANZ & Head of Australian Research, CoreLogic

Rental markets across Australia are facing a record oversupply of stock as the impact of the pandemic takes hold – good news for some renters.

17 Jul 2020

Social bonds rising

Sharon Klyne | bluenotes contributor

Social bonds are due to emerge as the fastest growing segment of the sustainable debt market in 2020.

16 Jul 2020

Gov spending to revive Fiji

Kishti Sen & Tom Kenny | International Economist & Senior International Economist, ANZ

Fiji may have avoided the COVID-19 health crisis but it’s struggling with a severe economic crisis.

15 Jul 2020

Defence future spend accelerates over decade

Cherelle Murphy & Bansi Madhavani | Senior Economist & Economist, ANZ

Australia’s Defence Force will see a dramatic increase in spending over the next decade. And responding to the pandemic is on the to-do list.

14 Jul 2020

Q&A: diversifying in a crisis

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

Despite the difficulties, some companies are finding their strengths in the pandemic. Two ANZ leaders discuss how they’re doing it.

13 Jul 2020

Lending a hand beyond September

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

ANZ’s head of Australian banking outlines continuing support to customers through Christmas and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Jul 2020

Do hotspots tell story of Vic’s future spend?

Adelaide Timbrell & Catherine Birch | Economist & Senior Economist, ANZ

What impacts to Victoria’s economy can be determined from the hotspot suburbs which initially entered a second lockdown period?

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