Insights, 04 Jul 2024

Swimming Nude

Economic Update - June 2024

Tourist and alternative lifestyle mecca Byron Bay may be getting stripped of its nudist beach but it is the RBA that is getting embarrassed by larger than expected figures! Meanwhile, the EU has started cutting, the US remains on course for cuts, Japan ...

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Insights, 01 Jul 2024

Australia’s quantum computing leap

Australian Spotlight - June 2024

ChatGPT is dominating public attention but behind the scenes there is arguably a bigger computer revolution brewing. If the potential of quantum computing is realised, all current cryptography will be made obsolete and meteorological models could dramat...

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Insights, 10 Jun 2024

Australia's new green bonds

Chart of the Month - June 2024

Something new, something green! On June 3, Australia’s federal government issued its first-ever green bond: AUD 7 billion (see chart below). It was oversubscribed three-times over. While it represents a small start compared to total treasury bonds...

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Insights, 04 Jun 2024

Yielding to reality

Economic Update - May 2024

US consumers seem more Garfield than Furiosa at the moment with some good news on the inflation and consumer confidence fronts in May. Inflation may not be so sticky in the US after all? The Fed Reserve is however still talking tough. Inflation is still...

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Insights, 31 May 2024

Australia’s “super” retirement funds

Spotlight - May 2024

Ageing populations can be a real drag. A drag on government finances, debt, and economic growth. Many countries with fast ageing populations look to the future with foreboding. Australia however is doing better than most. Thanks to government foresight ...

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Insights, 29 Apr 2024

Beyond Twenty30: Australia and India

Spotlight On Australia - April 2024

For many, India is the new China, and Australia has a head start. Two years ago, on April 2, 2022,  Australia and India signed the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA). This was India’s first trade agreement with a ...

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Insights, 16 Apr 2024

Bowing to the greenback

Chart of the Month - April 2024

It’s not looking good for the Australian dollar. The AUD has been trending down against the greenback since 2021 (AUD/USD)(see chart below). Now, several factors have come together to add a few more anchors to the AUD; it’s down around 6% si...

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