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Interlinking expertise

Using cross-sector partnerships to connect and capture data that underpins system-wide problem solving can create better societal outcomes.

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Australia’s first Sustainability Bond launched

The nation’s first Sustainability Bond demonstrates how the corporate and education sectors can partner to address pressing issues facing our society and environment.

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US Economic Update: August 2017

After a sluggish start to the year, GDP growth rebounded in the June quarter and the labour market continues to tighten.

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A New Architecture for Social Good

The second report in the Catalyst Insights Series, was developed following a roundtable focused on enabling the public and the private sector to work together to create better societal outcomes.

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Evolution of the Australian dollar bond market

The AUD bond market is not just one market. It’s, at last count – at least six markets with their own features, documentation and target investors.

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IN FOCUS: Infrastructure

After the recent investor jitters triggered by the failure of some Public Private Partnership (PPP) toll roads, it looks like a new wave of infrastructure PPPs, kick-started by Federal and State Government investment, are making a strong comeback.

Any examination of the Asia-Pacific region’s capital requirements, whether by a government, issuer or investor, must begin with the acknowledgement that demographic and financial pressures mean countries can no longer ‘go it alone.’

There’s a fine balance between risk and reward in major infrastructure projects. Understanding the opportunities and challenges is equally important, as is securing the right kind of funding.

We’re already living in smart cities. The challenge facing Australia is how to ensure our cities deliver the best possible living and working environments in the future.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

SRI aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions and the industry is growing rapidly.

After the recent investor jitters triggered by the failure of some Public Private Partnership (PPP) toll roads, it looks like a new wave of infrastructure PPPs, kick-started by Federal and State Government investment, are making a strong comeback.

The Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc top the FX leader board while the AUD is close to the bottom at 0.7884.

After a sluggish start to the year, GDP growth rebounded in the June quarter and the labour market continues to tighten.

The USD rally ground to a halt overnight amid continued US political machinations and uncertainty over the trajectory for inflation in the latest FOMC Minutes.

Chinese data generally weaker in July, returning to trend after strong June

Unwinding road ahead – weaker Chinese producer prices providing headwinds for advanced economy inflation

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index is a new product which provides timely proprietary data on a major part of retail spending in Australia.

Looking through Spotify this morning I was surprised to see that “Animal” is quite a popular song title. I was going with Pearl Jam 1994 hit, but then I noticed I could have gone with Deft Leppard or more recently Ellie Goulding or Kesha would have also done the trick.

Research trials on two Northern Territory mango farms are investigating the potential of high resolution satellite imagery combined with fruit-scanning guns to improve productivity and farm efficiency.

The Aussie was slightly weaker at -0.5% with weaker than expected Chinese data weighing alongside a stronger US dollar.

Using cross-sector partnerships to connect and capture data that underpins system-wide problem solving can create better societal outcomes.

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