FINANCE

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Global growth slows further as trade disputes escalate…again.

Below-trend growth and low inflation still expected as downside risks build. We have inserted another rate cut(s) in early 2020.

A landmark PPP refinance meets the needs of investors for a low-risk investment as well as the needs of borrowers for longer-dated debt.

Below-trend growth and low inflation – another rate cut ahead.

Forecasts unchanged – including key drivers of growth. Rate cuts to help but mainly in 2020. Fiscal stimulus impact small.

Panelists at NAB’s annual DCM conference discussed the ideal confluence of demand and supply in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, which is home to some of the worlds fastest growing economies.

June was another month of two halves for the AUD/USD.

Investing in infrastructure is a long-term trend that will continue to endure global economic challenges, generating healthy returns and diversification opportunities as investors enhance focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

The rising global stature of Asian investors and their search for fresh avenues to deploy their expanding wealth is aiding the growth of new markets.

Weakness in private demand to continue. Policy stimulus needed – fiscal, structural and monetary.

We invited Treasury representatives from four non-bank financial institutions and one UK-based asset manager – Liberty Financial, La Trobe Financial and Resimac Group in Australia and Kensington Group and TwentyFour Asset Management in the UK – to an International Round Table to discuss the opportunities and challenges in their respective mortgage and securitisation sectors.

Q1 GDP – headline growth overstates strength, but still a good result.

Sustainable bonds are appealing to a wider set of investors as the market develops, a recent conference was told.

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