Asia Pacific Region

24 May 2023

Asia debating which currency to peg its hopes on

Raymond Yeung | Chief Economist Greater China, ANZ

Ongoing calls for Hong Kong to change its $HK peg have intensified as the Chinese Yuan rises but there’s a difference between reserve currency status and exchange rate anchoring.

16 May 2023

New Zealand Outlook: Rates Ruffle Feathers

Sharon Zollner | Chief Economist New Zealand, ANZ

The labour market will weaken, housing will slow, business is moderating. The outlook for New Zealand is for a recession but are still more rate hikes needed?

11 Apr 2023

China: Innovate or stagnate?

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The “China miracle” is not over but it is evolving. And productivity improvement is central to that change.

06 Apr 2023

Elliott asks leaders: do you know what you’re doing?

Joydeep Sengupta | Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Shayne Elliott on why leaders need to question themselves, even as they are driving seismic change.

30 Mar 2023

China's fading youth an economic time bomb?

Peter McDonald | Emeritus Professor of Demography, ANU

China’s birth rate is slowing. From where will the next generation of workers emerge?

23 Mar 2023

EV does it

Jeff Whalley | Senior Journalist, ANZ

Ups and downs in raw material prices. National battles to become battery makers. The quest to move up the EV value chain is no flat track.

22 Mar 2023

Mine the gap

Gene Tunny | Director Adept Economics

Queensland business RDO Equipment is ready for Queensland’s “critical minerals” boom.

17 Mar 2023

China ore bust?

Prof James Laurenceson | Director, Australia-China Relations Institute, UTS

The story is Australia is diversifying trade across Asia. The reality is reliance on China is as strong as ever.

09 Mar 2023

India arrives at a new dawn

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

Predictions of India’s economic ascendency have abounded for years – and it may be about to fulfill that promise.

27 Feb 2023

The Pacific: An ocean of opportunity

Sarah Stubbings | ANZ Regional Executive, Pacific

In pictures: 142 years of ANZ in the Pacific. A century and a half of investment and growth.

23 Feb 2023

Banking on Asian diversity

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

To walk with clients in Asia, you need your feet on the ground.

03 Aug 2022

Succeeding together across geographies

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

ANZ’s Head of Service Centres says companies must focus on flexibility, meaningful and interesting work and career progression to win the war for talent.

28 Jul 2022

China’s massive renewable energy investment

Betty Wang & Soni Kumari | Senior China Economist & Commodity Strategist, ANZ Institutional

As China aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 its infrastructure investment spend will boom – much of it in renewable energy projects and smart grids.

07 Jul 2022

China economy: a gradual shift, more suddenly

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Structural economic shifts in China may have fundamental and far-reaching implications for the population.

17 Jun 2022

The economic opportunity as Fiji recovers

Rabih Yazbek | Country Head for Fiji, ANZ

Fiji’s tourism industry was devastated by COVID-19 travel bans but the Pacific nation is finding new ways to thrive.

17 Jun 2022

Patching up after a crisis

Victoria Kanevsky | Contributing editor, BlueNotes

COVID-related lockdowns in Fiji could have left one manufacturing business with nothing. Ongoing support helped with their recovery.