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Policy

24 Sep 2018

How to cut the red tape hurting super savers

Kevin Davis & Rodney Maddock | Professors, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, Monash University

The unintended consequences of bank regulation unnecessarily short-changes super savers – but there’s a relatively low-cost fix.

05 Apr 2018

A warmer year for fossil fuel funding but finance climate still cooling

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Global banks increased lending for “extreme” fossil fuels last year but will such finances be increasingly climate constrained?

04 Apr 2018

Australia, act now or risk missing green investment opportunities

Prof Martina Linnenluecke | Professor of Environmental Science at Macquarie University

The business benefits of adopting a purpose-beyond-profit approach are positive for all organisations, including banks.

23 Mar 2018

China poised for measured responses to US

Raymond Yeung | Chief Economist Greater China, ANZ

Expect retaliation from China in the event the US’ planned tariff positions go into effect.

23 Mar 2018

Japan’s quest to win friends and influence people

Mark Skulley & Jim Skulley | Freelance journalist & Honours student in international relations at La Trobe University

Japan still looks to the US to anchor its security but the signing of the revived TPP shows how it is looking further afield.

09 Mar 2018

Trump’s self-inflicted trade problem

Richard Yetsenga | ANZ chief economist

The US is caught in a pincer movement of its own making on trade.

08 Feb 2018

New world order: Trump, trade & the TPP

Tony Walker | Author and Former Editor

US involvement in the new TPP would not be simple given the remaining participants have re-negotiated its terms.

07 Dec 2017

New world order: threading the policy needle

Tony Walker | Author and Former Editor

Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper makes progress in coming to terms with the new geopolitical reality.

09 Nov 2017

Aus household debt continues to outrun income

David Plank | Head of Australian Economics at ANZ

Ultimately, higher interest rates will be required to bring household debt growth in line with income growth.

08 Nov 2017

New world order: the APEC paradox

Tony Walker | Author and Former Editor

November’s APEC forum will be the first featuring an American President seemingly out of step with its founding principles.

02 Nov 2017

RBA should hold the line on rates

Richard Yetsenga | ANZ chief economist

Inflation may give the RBA the cover it needs to hike next year.

25 Oct 2017

FTAs: myth posing as policy

Bill Carmichael, Alan Mitchell et al | Former chairman, Industries Assistance Commission & Former Economics Editor, AFR

The clarity of what is at issue in trade policy has been translated into the language of trade diplomacy.