News, insights and opinion on Australia.

  • 17 Jan 2017

    INFOGRAPHIC: How you spent Christmas 2016

    What can a look at Christmas transaction data tell us about how we shop - and how it is changing?

    Kath Bray Managing Director, Products, ANZ

  • 29 Nov 2016

    INFOGRAPHIC: Australia has chequed out

    Australians have abandoned the use of cheques and the pace of desertion is increasing.

    Shane White Senior production editor, BlueNotes

  • 28 Nov 2016

    China won’t wait for Trump

    The silver lining of a Trump presidency for Australia could be China’s new role in world trade.

    Tony Walker Author & former editor

  • 22 Nov 2016

    Darwin and the saltwater people

    Darwin’s proximity to Asia and a new wave of investment hold enormous promise if the potential can be realised. But climate – the physical and economic - is a challenge.

    Andrew Cornell Managing Editor BlueNotes

  • 18 Nov 2016

    NZ, Aus part ways on employment

    Employment growth across both sides of the ditch is going in different directions.

    Sharon Zollner Associate Director & Senior Economist, ANZ NZ

  • 17 Nov 2016

    Farming for funds: How do we pay for Australian agriculture?

    There is little disagreement Australia can play a significant role in feeding a growing global middle class. Demand is not the issue, it is how we fund supply.

    Mark Bennett ANZ Head of Agribusiness, Australia

  • 09 Nov 2016

    Aus bank results: lots of paddling below the water line against strong currents.

    The headline outcomes from the latest major bank profit reporting season (picking up Commonwealth Bank’s June year) were stark.

    Andrew Cornell Managing Editor BlueNotes

  • 18 Oct 2016

    Singapore’s quiet Aus property portfolio

    Investors in Singapore are flush with liquidity and Australia is amongst the most attractive risk-return option available.

    Rohit Mohindra Head of Commercial Real Estate, Institutional Banking, ANZ Singapore