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Economy

21 Jan 2022

LONGREAD: inflation costs us all but some more than others

Finn Robinson & Sharon Zollner | Economist & Chief Economist NZ at ANZ

With inflation running at increasingly high levels, low-income Kiwis are really starting to feel the pinch.

19 Jan 2022

Spending data: Omicron malaise lingers

Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist, ANZ

ANZ-observed spending highlights ongoing consumer caution as Omicron infections continue to surge.

07 Dec 2021

Post-pandemic financial security: a way to go

Dr Emily Porter | ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow

COVID-related financial supplements created short-term relief for vulnerable Australians. But their long-term financial wellbeing is still on rocky ground.

24 Nov 2021

Shareholders are stakeholders too

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

It’s not capitalism that is driving global warming and growing inequality, it’s the humans making the rules behind it. And they can change them.

23 Nov 2021

COP26: time to walk the talk

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Businesses and governments may have formed a plan for a sustainable future at the recent COP26 conference. Now they need to deliver on the plan.

19 Nov 2021

Back in black: spending surges at sales

Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist, ANZ

American-style pre-Christmas sales are driving spending in Australia and encouraging a strong economic reopening.

11 Nov 2021

Tourism touches down in Fiji

Nathan Wilson | Head of Commercial Banking Fiji, ANZ

Following a highly successful vaccination campaign and stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, Fiji is ready to accept tourists once again and rebuild the economy.

04 Nov 2021

More than recycling: impacts of a more circular economy

Adelaide Timbrell & Catherine Birch | Senior Economists, ANZ

A transition to a more circular economy is necessary to significantly reduce environmental impact while still growing the economy and lifting living standards.

26 Oct 2021

IN CHARTS: Melbourne’s first stage of reopening

Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist, ANZ

Melbournians celebrated the first weekend out of lockdown with beauty services and dining out.

15 Oct 2021

PODCAST: how will housing market perform post-pandemic?

Michael Wake | General Manager for New South Wales and the ACT

COVID-19 created a unique type of recession. This is what it means for economic recovery and the fortunes of Australia’s housing market.

05 Oct 2021

Elliott: businesses prepared for re-opening but remain cautious

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott says businesses have managed their cashflow and savings incredibly well through the pandemic. But uncertainty will remain for a bit longer.

30 Sep 2021

Aus property: sentiment resilient despite lockdowns

Felicity Emmett | Senior Economist, ANZ

Sentiment in Australia’s property market remains resilient with expectations of a strong economic rebound underpinning confidence.