News

18th October 2009

Australian recovery? A macro snapshot.

After a break in our coverage, Dontschuk and Associates resumes its commentary with a quick round tour of the key Macro settings for Australian strategy. The key conclusion is Australia will continue to benefit in the near term from Global demand for... Read more

22nd June 2009

World Bank: Global Development Finance 2009

The World Bank now projects that the global economy will fall by 2.9% instead of the earlier projection of 1.7%. The hardest hit will be developing countries where poverty, infant mortality, and starvation is likely to increase dramatically. World trade is... Read more

8th June 2009

BIS Quarterly Review, June 2009

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Quarterly Review is a regular publication started in 1974 as a commentary on the release of the quarterly BIS international banking statistics. It has since expanded to include a more comprehensive overview of... Read more

8th June 2009

IMF: Increased Financing Needs of the Sovereigns

Increased Financing Needs of the Sovereigns Opening Remarks by Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, IMF At the Debt Managers’ Forum, Istanbul June 8, 2009 Financing needs have increased dramatically in the wake of increasing bank recapitalization,... Read more

4th June 2009

RBA: Glen Steven's Economic Update

Economic Update Glenn Stevens, Governor Address to James Cook University’s Business Excellence Series in the Tropics (BEST) Luncheon Townsville - 4 June 2009 Glen Stevens gives an overview of the international economy and the global financial... Read more

3rd June 2009

RBA: Chart Pack

This set of graphs summarizes macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia and provide some information about developments for our main trading partners. They are designed to provide an up-to-date overview of these developments for a diverse range of users of... Read more

19th May 2009

Current Economic & Market Forecasts

Our Current Forecasts for Australian Macro Indicators and Key Market Rates. Click here for Forecasts Read more

19th May 2009

Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting

  The recent minutes from the Reserve Bank noted there were signs that the economic stimulus that had been applied was supporting demand in Australia. This report, together with recent comments in the press from the Governor, suggest that the Reserve Bank is on... Read more

9th April 2009

Rethinking Return on Investment

Our most recent Melbourne presentation providing an update on strategy and implications for investors and corporates. Click here to download the presentation Read more

6th May 2009

IMF World Economic Outlook - Crisis and Recovery

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. Even with determined steps to return the financial sector to health and continued... Read more

6th May 2009

RBA: Chart Pack

This set of graphs summarise macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia and provide some information about developments for our main trading partners. They are designed to provide an up-to-date overview of these developments for a diverse range of users of... Read more

5th May 2009

RBA Statement by Glen Stevens

Why was the cash rate left unchanged? Click here to see full speech Read more

30th April 2009

RBA: Financial Aggregates - March 2009

A summary of the the supply of money and credit in March for the Housing, Personal and Business sectors. Click here to view the release Read more

31st March 2009

OECD Interim Economic Outlook

The OECD released a detailed report covering the economic outlook till end of 2010 for the G7 economies and the OECD area as a whole. Developments in major non OECD economies are also evaluated. World trade is forecast to fall by 13% in 2009 and world economic... Read more

31st March 2009

Thought Provoking Article

A thought provoking article from a US hedge fund operator and philosopher Daniel Cloud. See  Markets are Ruled by Human Foibles, not by Science Read more

31st March 2009

RBA: Speech to Financial Professionals Forum

An interesting  speech delivered by Guy Debelle, the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) of the Reserve Bank, to the Financial Professionals Forum in Sydney on March 31st  titled: Some Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Australian Financial... Read more

31st March 2009

RBA: Speech to Urban Development Institute

A speech by Ric Battellino, Deputy Governor of the RBA, to the 2009 National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia in Brisbane.   An Update on the Economy and Financial Developments review on how the global economy is evolving ... Read more

26th March 2009

RBA: Address to the 4th Annual Housing Congress

Anthony Richards, Head of Economic Analysis Department of the RBA, addressed the 4th Annual Housing Congress in Sydney on 26 March 2009. Conditions and Prospects in the Housing Sector   significant falls in the cash rate are contributing to a significant... Read more

30th January 2009

2009 January Review

The Break in Review • AUS Retail Trade (Nov): -1.9% Y/Y • AUS HIA New Home Sales (Nov): -1.1% M/M • AUS Owner Occupied Housing Starts (Nov): +1.3 % s.a. M/M • AUS Labour Report (Dec): Unemployment Rate 4.5% Q/Q & Participation Rate 65.0%... Read more

16th December 2008

eNewsletter 08-12 December 2008

This is our last issue for 2008. Have a safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The next issue will be published January 20th 2009. Weekly (08 – 12 December) Week in Review AUS Owner Occupied Housing Starts (Oct): +1.3 % s.a. M/M AUS... Read more

8th December 2008

eNewsletter 01-05 December 2008

  Week in Review  US November ISM Mfg Index - 36.2 M/M AUS October Retail Sales + 0.2% M/M AUS Q3 Current Account Deficit - 31 %($9,736) AUS Q3 GDP Growth +0.1% Q/Q and 1.9% Y/Y AUS October Building approvals - 5.4% M/M and -... Read more

2nd December 2008

eNewsletter 24-28 November 2008

Week in Review US 3Q GDP growth - 0.5% Q/Q (preliminary) AUS 3Q New CapX + 2.9% Q/Q AUS October Financial Aggregates + 0.6% M/M (last: 0.8%) and + 9.7% Y/Y. The U.S. government announced an emergency rescue of Citigroup Inc. over last weekend, by... Read more

5th December 2008

The economic collapse we did not have to have

This special paper by CEDA's Research Director, Dr Michael Porter, explores the foundations of global finance and some of the reasons behind the global financial crisis. http://ceda.com.au/public/research/financial_crisis/porter.html Read more

18th August 2008

Don't Bank On The Banks

Whilst the recent news that NAB and ANZ had taken further significant write downs resulting from the US mortgage crisis has shocked many commentators, it serves to remind us that Australia is inextricably exposed to the global finance system and in many ways. Click... Read more

9th August 2008

Recent Debt Market Developments

Recent Debt Market Developments1 Guy Debelle Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) Address to the Debt Markets 2008 Summit Sydney - 28 July 2008 ... Read more

9th August 2008

Bracing For The Downturn

The last 12 months has seen a sea change in sentiment to the economic outlook in Australia and for many in business this has heightened concern for the operating environment. Unfortunately some solid asset management businesses have been found wanting with poor... Read more

22nd July 2008

Crisis: Old chestnut with newer connotations

Recently the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report on the role of Credit Rating Agencies in the structured finance markets. It found it could not make these markets more educated or transparent, so... Read more


Events

29th October 2009

Managing Treasury in turbulent times

  The Finance and Treasury Association is holdings its annual congress featuring a Treasurers Round Table: Managing Treasury in turbulent times - important issues for 2010 The Treasurers Roundtable Lunch sponsored by RBS Group (Australia) at the 22nd Annual FTA... Read more

29th October 2009

From Treasury Dealer to CEO

Mr James Fazzino the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Incitec Pivot will share his thoughts on the rise from Treasury Dealer to CEO at the FTA 2009 Congress lunch on Friday 30 October. The lunch sponsored by RBS Group (Australia) at the 22nd Annual FTA... Read more

4th February 2009

RBA: Chart Pack

This set of graphs summarise macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia and provide some information about developments for our main trading partners. They are designed to provide an up-to-date overview of these developments for a diverse range of users of... Read more

6th February 2009

RBA: Statement on Monetary Policy

The latest quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy has been released.This Statement assess current economic conditions and the prospects for inflation and output growth both domestically and internationally. View Article Read more

28th January 2009

IMF Global Financial Stability Report

  Financial markets worldwide reflect ongoing deleveraging pressures amidst a deepening economic downturn. In response, balance sheets are being cut back through asset sales and the retiring of maturing credits. These actions have increased downward pressure on... Read more

26th January 2009

Merril Lynch: Some Inconvenient Truths

Interesting up to date summary of the Global Financial Crisis and its impact on the adjustments we have yet to make in building the new world order. View Article Read more

5th March 2009

FTA Cash Management Conference 2009

In these uncertain times you cannot afford to miss the opportunity to learn how to reduce your working capital and improve your cash management. Cash management is back on the Treasurers’ radar screen as credit markets tighten and earnings expectations... Read more

16th December 2008

MCFS Industry Briefing - The Future Fund

Established in 2006 to help offset the Commonwealth's unfunded superannuation liabilities the Future Fund is one of Australia's largest investors and is also responsible for investing the assets of the Higher Education Endowment Fund. In October 2008 the Future Fund... Read more

23rd November 2008

AICD - International Company Director's Course

  Click here to visit the official page. Working across countries and regulatory frameworks is a minefield. Now there is a program that can help clarify the issues and assist directors and executives come to grips with a raft of legislation and other... Read more

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