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Economics

10 Oct 2019

Brexit: lambs to the slaughter

Susan Kilsby & Sharon Zollner | NZ Agriculture Economist and NZ Chief Economist at ANZ

New Zealand’s lamb industry is watching closely as the UK tries to herd Brexit.

01 Oct 2019

Public infrastructure investment: choppy waters

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

Capital expenditure from public-backed major projects is expected to fall before the next wave of projects begins.

30 Sep 2019

Corn economics goes pop

James Culham | Director, Institutional Portfolio Management, ANZ

As the Australian economy ponders the impact of zero - or negative - interest rates, can the answer be found in corn?

09 Sep 2019

Australia’s economy: boom or bust?

Alan Mitchell | Former AFR Economics Editor

According to the headlines, Australia’s economy is despairing. But is it all as bad as it seems?

06 Sep 2019

Brexit: deal or no deal for Australia?

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Australia’s ability to trade with the UK in a post-Brexit environment may not be as easy as advertised.

04 Sep 2019

Interest factor zero

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The idea unprecedented negative interest rates will spur the economy isn’t coming to fruition, so what are they doing?

20 Aug 2019

Stateometer: modest growth continues

Cherelle Murphy | Senior Economist, ANZ

As the resources states showed mild business sector improvement most other states continued to grow below trend as impacts from housing softness continue.

13 Aug 2019

Global trade: the war clouds darken

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Trade-offs look increasingly unlikely in the Trump-Xi trade war and economic rations are looking bleaker.

17 Jul 2019

Kiwis don’t yield to the curve

Sandeep Parekh | ANZ Foreign Exchange/Rates Strategist

Cause for concern or false alarm? The NZ yield curve frequently inverts - but lacks the recession-predicting ability of its US counterpart.

09 Jul 2019

The hellship Neptune and perverse incentives

Jason Murphy | Publisher, Thomas the Think Engine

Incentivising negative behaviour (or the absence of positive incentives) can lead to disastrous outcomes, says author Jason Murphy.

05 Jul 2019

Credit where due with property confidence

David Plank & Felicity Emmett | Head of Australian Economics & Senior Economist, ANZ

Confidence in the residential property market is beginning to bounce, according to new data.

04 Jul 2019

Fake friends: Trump and Xi

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The relationship between the US and China is still in murky water following the G20 Summit.