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Asia Pacific Region

01 Dec 2020

Trade negotiations: which region has the best poker face?

Alan Mitchell | Former AFR Economics Editor

A number of factors make Asia’s newest trading bloc different to those of the past. But China continues to hold the best hand.

17 Nov 2020

RCEP: signalling global trade

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally been signed. Almost a decade after it was first conceived.

19 Oct 2020

Aus business growth in Asia in the slow lane

Greg Earl | Writer, editor and consultant

The number of Australian-owned businesses operating in Asia has grown very little since 2003 - despite initiatives to encourage integration with the region.

29 Sep 2020

Central Banks get cryptic

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

As global interest rates crater and COVID-19 recessions metastasise, central banks are being forced to re-evaluate their role in currency and money creation.

18 Sep 2020

LONGREAD: sustainable development the ASEAN way

Merriden Varrall | Director Australia Geopolitics Hub, KPMG

Are the principles and structures of the ASEAN Way holding the region back from making steps towards sustainable development?

10 Sep 2020

ASEAN’s post-pandemic opportunity

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

ASEAN governments need better coordination and closer integration to thrive in a post-COVID world and avoid a long drawn recovery.

31 Aug 2020

COVID or not, Asia remains a growth opportunity

Isaac Rankin | Managing Director - Commercial, ANZ

Australians companies which lean into their relationships in Asia will have a stronger chance of rebounding after the COVID-19 crisis.

20 Aug 2020

Aus financial services: room to grow

Kristen Bondietti | Director, ITS Global

Australia can leverage the uncertainty of a post-COVID environment to expand financial services exports to the Asia-Pacific region.

16 Jul 2020

Gov spending to revive Fiji

Kishti Sen & Tom Kenny | International Economist & Senior International Economist, ANZ

Fiji may have avoided the COVID-19 health crisis but it’s struggling with a severe economic crisis.

03 Jun 2020

Post-COVID China: recovery and the demand gap

Shane White | Content Manager - Institutional, ANZ

A gap in demand must be closed for China – and the world’s – economy to recover fully from the COVID-19 pandemic.

04 Mar 2020

A viral tsunami

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

As the world reacts to - and prepares against - a global pandemic, what do we know of the lifecycles of previous disasters?

03 Mar 2020

IN CHARTS: keeping up with COVID-19

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

Just as China seemed to be getting the coronavirus under control, the situation is worsening in other countries.

25 Feb 2020

Coronavirus grounds airport spend

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

Travel bans and coronavirus-conscious travellers are hitting tourism in Australia, according to airport spend data.

10 Feb 2020

Australian economy suffers virus symptoms

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

Growing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus will have a large impact on near-term GDP growth in Australia.

06 Feb 2020

Coronavirus, green swans and unknown unknowns

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The global economy is still recovering from fragilities of the last decade. Now coronavirus threatens to hit growth anew.

04 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: economic contagion

Khoon Goh & Dhiraj Nim | Head of Asia Research & FX Analyst, ANZ

As the frenzy surrounding Coronavirus continues, economic shockwaves are starting to radiate.