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Business & Finance

27 Jul 2021

Merging and acquiring the right opportunities

Sharon Klyne | bluenotes contributor

Australian companies have significant appetite for merger and acquisition activity amid high cash balances and low interest rates.

26 Jul 2021

Hand: we're ready to help

Mark Hand | Group Executive Australia Retail and Commercial Banking, ANZ

ANZ leader says bank is standing ready to support customers through ongoing difficulties of the pandemic.

23 Jul 2021

State of origin: spending rocked by lockdown

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

Spending in Victoria may have dropped further in lockdown but Sydney’s levels are more at risk.

22 Jul 2021

Cash back to the max

Emma Gray | Group Executive - Data & Automation, ANZ

It may sound counter-intuitive but a new program for ANZ customers allows big spenders to save for their goals.

13 Jul 2021

Embrace new-age competencies, capture opportunity

Elias Ghanem & Li Cheng | VP Global Head of Market Intelligence Fin Services & Senior Director Fin Services A&NZ, Capgemini

Wealth management firms looking to succeed must invest in digital offerings and a more diverse set of advisors.

09 Jul 2021

Long-term digital adoption – not so weird

Alan Shields | Chief Data Officer, RFi Group

Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic economies are leading the push for digital banking trends to stick around in the future.

06 Jul 2021

Charting a new way forward

Marisa Slatter | Director, Capgemini Research Institute

The nature of when, where and how employees do their job has been completely disrupted by the pandemic.

22 Jun 2021

Entertaining flexibility in a crisis

Tammy Medard | Managing Director Institutional Australia, ANZ

It isn’t so easy for the show to go on when cinemas and theme parks are closed. Village Roadshow’s finance director explains how the business managed the pandemic.

21 Jun 2021

David Hains: history, business, relationships and mistakes

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Although no longer at the reins, renowned businessman David Hains still knows a thing or two about investment – after four decades in business.

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.

16 Jun 2021

Are they who they say they are?

Mathew Demetriou | GM Decisioning & Analytics, Experian Aus & NZ

Safeguarding customers – both current and prospective – against increasingly difficult to detect fraud must be a key focus for business.

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.

02 Jun 2021

Unravelling unlisted assets

Brian Ingham | Head of Portfolio Implementation – Private Banking & Advice, ANZ

Unlisted assets are no longer just an option for institutional investors as retail consumers work through the benefits and risks.

31 May 2021

Businesses must account for EOFY scams

Cosi De Angelis | GM Transaction Banking & Asset Finance Solutions, ANZ

As Australian businesses gear up for another demanding end of financial year period, so too do cyber criminals.

28 May 2021

IN CHARTS: salaries survive subsidy cliff

Adelaide Timbrell, Charlotte Heck-Parsch & David Plank | Economists & Head of Australian Economics, ANZ

Australian salary deposits were strong in April despite the end of the government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy.

25 May 2021

Aus retail: make plans while the sun shines

Tim Suffield | Director Client Insights & Solutions, ANZ Institutional

Australia’s retail sector performed very well through the pandemic. But businesses must have a clear growth strategy to maintain momentum.