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Asia Pacific Region

14 Apr 2021

Hope still remains for India 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.

09 Apr 2021

The Pacific’s digital answer

Tessa Price | Regional Executive - Pacific Islands, ANZ

Digital banking is the answer to the Pacific’s geographic and under-banking challenges.

01 Apr 2021

Improving outlook in institutional banking

Mark Whelan | Group Executive Institutional, ANZ

ANZ’s institutional bank has restructured and built on 150 years of trading in the Asia Pacific. Now economic growth is picking up, the bank is well placed to benefit.

05 Mar 2021

Australia’s soft power outage

Greg Earl | Writer, editor and consultant

New survey shows Australia has fallen in the global ranks for education, tourism - and COVID-19 assistance.

03 Mar 2021

US-China relationship in need of reparation

Alan Mitchell | Columnist, bluenotes

The US-China trade tensions formed under the previous administration have not just suddenly disappeared under Biden.

02 Mar 2021

Vaccine progress: Mekong economies remain susceptible

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

Although COVID-19 has been relatively contained in the Mekong region, vaccination lags will hold economies back from a full recovery.

01 Feb 2021

Pacific road to recovery requires regional solutions

Tessa Price & Kishti Sen | Regional Executive Pacific & International Pacific Economist, ANZ

Although the Pacific region avoided the COVID-19 health crisis it couldn’t dodge the economic crises. Support from Australia and New Zealand is critical for recovery.

25 Jan 2021

Asian economy looking brighter in 2021

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

After a long and challenging 2020, Asian economies will have a strong – albeit slightly uneven – rebound in the new year.

01 Dec 2020

Trade negotiations: which region has the best poker face?

Alan Mitchell | Columnist, bluenotes

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.