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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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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Australian Households Q1 2019

The decline in household wealth, courtesy of falling dwelling prices, accelerated during Q4. However, there is only weak evidence of a negative ‘wealth effect’ at best. 

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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 July

Australia’s manufacturing sector started the third quarter on a softer note, with the latest survey data indicating a moderation in growth.

Using capital markets for change

Ground-breaking transactions for better social and environmental outcomes.

Services PMI July

PMI survey data showed business activity in the Australian service sector rising at the start of the third quarter,  supported by order book growth. Backlogs of work accumulated further while business sentiment remained positive. 

New wave of infrastructure projects

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

Services PMI June

The end of the second quarter saw Australia’s service sector on a stronger footing, with business activity expanding at the fastest rate so far this year, supported by solid order book growth.


Manufacturing PMI June

Australia’s manufacturing sector finished off the second quarter on a stronger note, according to latest survey data. Faster expansions in both production and new orders lifted the headline index which, in turn, encouraged firms to boost hiring and raise purchasing activity.

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