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COVID-19 pandemic

18 Jun 2021

You’re hired: Aus employment back in full swing

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

After a rocky year (and more), the unemployment rate in Australia has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

11 Jun 2021

Evolving Australia’s medical workforce

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

Australia’s healthcare system must learn from 2020 in order to provide for the population’s needs.

10 Jun 2021

New Zealand: operating at full steam

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

Although the road ahead is still highly uncertain, the Kiwi economy is recovering well.

08 Jun 2021

Digital banking comes of age

Kath Bray | Managing Director - Retail Banking, ANZ

The acceleration of digital banking trends in Australia picked up in 2020 and highlighted the importance of focusing on customer preferences.

03 Jun 2021

Aus economy: actually back in black

Felicity Emmett | Senior Economist, ANZ

After a stronger V-shaped recovery than expected, Australia’s economy is now hitting an expansion phase.

02 Jun 2021

“Long COVID” threats to financial security

Dr Emily Porter | ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow

The financial resilience of vulnerable communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been rocked – and may not fully recover without policy action.

17 May 2021

Commercial banking’s new frontier

Chris Jaggard | Commercial Banking Lead Aus & NZ, Accenture

Banking-as-a-Service and the “business of experience” must be the focus for commercial banks looking to win big post-pandemic.

14 May 2021

Advancing how we work

Kathryn van der Merwe | Group Executive – Talent & Culture, ANZ

Lessons learnt from the rapid shift to working from home will create long-term benefits for staff across ANZ.

13 May 2021

The budget’s health check

Glen Fisher | Associate Director for Health, ANZ

The 2021-22 Budget was handed down in a largely post-pandemic environment where physical and mental health is in the spotlight.

13 May 2021

Big picture focus, reduced complaints

David Locke | Chief Ombudsman & CEO, AFCA

The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique set of circumstances leading to financial stress. Financial services must stay focused on the bigger picture to assist customers through.

07 May 2021

IN CHARTS: spending stable so far in post-JobKeeper economy

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

Spending across Australia’s economy remained stable even after the JobKeeper wage subsidy ended.

30 Apr 2021

Treating an organisational crisis

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The pandemic has created an opportunity for businesses to partner with medical professionals to create a health-conscious workplace.

26 Apr 2021

Shifting corridors – can banks keep up?

Martin Smith | Head of Markets Analysis, East & Partners

Supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offer unprecedented opportunities and threats.

23 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic trade in Asia: cheer and concern

Dhiraj Nim & Sanjay Mathur | Foreign Exchange Strategist & Chief Economist Southeast Asia + India, ANZ

Are Asia’s financial markets adequately prepared for the eventual ‘re-opening trade’ of a post-COVID environment?

19 Apr 2021

Asia’s tourism hopes slowly rise

Krystal Tan & Sanjay Mathur | Economist & Chief Economist Southeast Asia + India, ANZ

The tourism industry in Asia has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Can vaccination rollouts and travel bubbles kick-start the recovery?

14 Apr 2021

Hope still remains for India's economic recovery

Rini Sen | Economist - India, ANZ

In the midst of a major second wave of infections, India’s economy is actually holding up better than expected.