The global backdrop will be more uneven in 2019

But the skew in global growth means Australia’s major trading partners should outperform the rest of the world again. 

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Australian Households

CBA Chief Economist Michael Blythe draws on proprietary data to uncover insights into Australian households.

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Participants to the discussion

The Reference-rate conundrum

KangaNews, in partnership with CommBank, invited leading experts to discuss the impeding likely demise of the global interbank offered rates (IBORs) and it's questions for the Australian market.

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Debt Market Outlook for 2018

Insights into syndicated loans, bond and securitisation markets.

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Australian economy looking strong 

Improved global and domestic conditions suggest the economy will keep growing at a healthy pace.

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The Economist and the Commonwealth Bank are engaging in the discussion about new economies and how technology is driving change. Innovating will be essential for future success in evolving political, economic and trade environments.


Manufacturing PMI March

Australia’s manufacturing sector ended the first quarter on a positive note, but growth was the softest seen since July 2016.


Services PMI March

Business conditions across the Australian service sector deteriorated further at the end of the first quarter.

Using capital markets for change

Ground-breaking transactions for better social and environmental outcomes.

New wave of infrastructure projects

Sydney’s $2.1 billion CBD and South East Light Rail is benefiting from CommBank’s experience.


Manufacturing PMI February

The middle of the first quarter saw further growth in Australia’s manufacturing sector, but at its slowest pace in seven months.


Services PMI February

February showed a deterioration in Australian service sector activity for the first time since the survey began nearly three years ago. 

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