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COVID-19 pandemic

26 Oct 2020

More than a grain of hope as winter crops begin harvest

Mark Bennett & Madeleine Swan | Head of Agribusiness & Associate Director Agri Research, ANZ

As harvesters fan out across Australian paddocks, the outlook is bright for an industry strongly rebounding from prolonged drought, COVID-19 and bushfires.

21 Oct 2020

Credit contagion in a time of COVID-19

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Are measures designed to support business through the crisis sandbagging the credit cycle?

20 Oct 2020

Have payments changed forever? Or just temporarily shifted?

The move away from cash emerged as one of the biggest digital shifts from the pandemic as consumers seemed to fully embrace mobile wallets.

16 Oct 2020

Where are the women?

Catherine Fox | Journalist and author

The essential economic value of women’s leadership remains misunderstood or, worse, has been ignored.

15 Oct 2020

Cultivating female talent in Aus agri

Madeleine Swan | Associate Director, Agri Research Australia, ANZ

Women in Australian agriculture have historically been under the radar. Opportunities in education and employment are seeing this trend shift.

14 Oct 2020

Budget 2020: expected impact, in charts

Cherelle Murphy | Senior Economist, ANZ

Has the 2020-21 Australian Federal Budget gone far enough to encourage spending in a post-COVID economy?

13 Oct 2020

Spending survives fiscal cliff. For now…

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

New spending data shows the reductions in JobKeeper and JobSeeker aren’t hitting spending levels - yet.

09 Oct 2020

In charts: being COVID-free isn’t everything

Sharon Zollner | Chief Economist New Zealand, ANZ

New Zealand Chief Economist, Sharon Zollner provides the data on how the land of the long white cloud is making its way to a COVID normal.

08 Oct 2020

Data must go viral

Mohadesh Ganji | Head of Data Science, Home Loans, ANZ

Since the pandemic started, many organisations have realised the power and criticality of timely, accurate data and insight for key decision making.

25 Sep 2020

On the cusp of a second wave

Brian Martin | Senior International Economist, ANZ

Comprehensive, localised restrictions are needed for Europe and the UK to recover quickly from a new wave of COVID-19 cases.

23 Sep 2020

Tracking a COVID-recovery

Hayden Dimes & David Plank | Economist & Head of Australian Economics, ANZ

Recovery from a pandemic-related economic crisis, like the decline, could be more rapid than normal. Timely data is needed to track progress.

21 Sep 2020

School children shape the new normal

Jim Schuman | Co-founder, First Pitch

The future of the workforce will look radically different by the time school-aged children are part of it. They should be involved in shaping it.

17 Sep 2020

New stimulus drives strong recovery

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

Australia’s economy has weathered much of the COVID-induced storm - thanks to massive fiscal stimulus.

16 Sep 2020

I worked with a zombie

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, some corporate businesses were barely alive but not quite dead.

14 Sep 2020

Trafficking a crisis

Kim Downs & Michelle Cantwell | Fraud and ABAC Lead & Senior Intelligence Analyst, Financial Crime Threat Management, ANZ

The origin of COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the need for economies to crack down harder on illegal wildlife trade.

14 Sep 2020

Are fraudsters really that clever?

Steve Worthington | Professor at Swinburne University

Modern fraudsters are digital, agile and flexible. Are they actually the epitome of a successful business model?