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Global Economy

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.

26 Nov 2020

H to Go: fuelling a more sustainable future

John Hirjee | Executive Director Corporate Finance Institutional, ANZ

Australia is uniquely poised to lead the emerging market for hydrogen – energy from the world’s most abundant chemical element.

18 Nov 2020

Inspecting the 2021 housing market

Felicity Emmett & Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist and Economist at ANZ

Australia’s housing market fared better through the pandemic than expected and will make modest gains before a solid recovery in 2021.

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.

11 Nov 2020

How capitalism can heal itself

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

In the aftermath of the US election, it’s time for major economies to think about how they approach – and measure – growth in a capitalist society.

09 Nov 2020

Return to normal programing – or growth - won’t solve equity problem

Richard Yetsenga | ANZ chief economist

The United States may have a new President-elect but the challenges for equity and growth remain.

04 Nov 2020

Rebuilding after crisis

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

Spending on infrastructure will be a focus for all levels of government to encourage growth and jobs in a post-COVID economy.

30 Oct 2020

Treating an economic heart attack

James Culham | Director, Institutional Portfolio Management, ANZ

A “Minsky moment” is occurring in economies where restricted cash flows are triggering a domino effect of missed payments.

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?

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.

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.

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.

06 Oct 2020

Budget 2020: full coverage

bluenotes contributors |

bluenotes presents comprehensive coverage of the 2020-21 Australian Federal Budget.

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.