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Global Economy

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.

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.

10 Jun 2021

New Zealand: operating at full steam

Susan Kilsby & Sharon Zollner | NZ Agriculture Economist and NZ Chief Economist at ANZ

Although the road ahead is still highly uncertain, the Kiwi economy is recovering well.

04 Jun 2021

Opportunity in Asia but Australia’s trade competitiveness a challenge

Bryan Clark | Director, International Chamber of Commerce Australia

Businesses and governments alike must focus on trade and diversification to engage and thrive internationally post-COVID.

03 Jun 2021

Aus economy: actually back in black

Felicity Emmett | Senior Economist, ANZ

After a stronger V-shaped recovery than expected, Australia’s economy is now hitting an expansion phase.

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.

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.

24 May 2021

Foreign bank activity: healthy economic conditions

John Elias & Jeremy Blackshaw | Partner and Foreign Bank Tracker Lead Partner & International Managing Partner, MinterEllison

Confidence in Australia’s economy as an attractive investment destination is clear in foreign bank activity data.

20 May 2021

Stateometer: greater momentum

Bansi Madhavani, Catherine Birch & Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economists and Economist, ANZ

ANZ’s Stateometer shows economic momentum in Australia’s states and territories is building.

18 May 2021

Aus beef: lots at steak

Ian Hanrahan | Head of FBA Australia, ANZ

There’s good news for Australia’s cattle industry, even after a difficult year for some in the sector.

13 May 2021

The budget’s health check

Glen Fisher | Associate Director for Health, ANZ

The 2021-22 Budget was handed down in a largely post-pandemic environment where physical and mental health is in the spotlight.

12 May 2021

Budgeting for equality

Felicity Emmett | Senior Economist, ANZ

From an equity perspective, the 2021 Federal Budget has taken the right steps.

12 May 2021

VIDEO: the return of fiscal policy

Richard Yetsenga | ANZ chief economist

Speaking on video, the ANZ Chief Economist says budget pushes the fiscal boundaries – and is right to do so.

12 May 2021

Budget 2021: full coverage

bluenotes contributors |

bluenotes presents comprehensive coverage of the 2021-22 Australian Federal Budget.

11 May 2021

A stimulatory budget

ANZ Research |

Budget shows strong commitment to spend until unemployment is below pre-COVID-19 levels.