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Federal Budget 2011

About our experts

The Commonwealth Bank’s team of economic analysts has extensive knowledge and experience in domestic and international economics, foreign exchange, credit, debt and equities.

Business leaders around Australia rely on their in-depth analysis, commentary and reports on economic trends and developments.

Michael Blythe - Chief Economist BEc (Hons) Michael is the Chief Economist for the Commonwealth Bank. In this role he is responsible for monitoring, analysing, and forecasting trends in the Australian economy, financial markets and domestic monetary policy. Michael joined the Commonwealth Bank in late 1995. Prior to this he spent 13 years in various roles within the Economic Group of the Reserve Bank of Australia.


John Peters - Senior Economist BEc John joined Commonwealth Bank in 2003 as a senior economist responsible for analysing and communicating trends in the Australian and international economies as well trends and developments in global financial markets. Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank, John spent over a decade as Senior Economist in the fields of banking, government and journalism.


James McIntyre - Economist BEc (Hons) James is responsible for monitoring, analysing and forecasting trends in the Australian economy, including in financial markets and domestic monetary policy. James joined the Commonwealth Bank in August 2008. Prior to this James had a career in the Federal Treasury, where he focussed on developments in the domestic and international economies and worked on a number of Federal Budgets.

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Our comprehensive analysis spans foreign exchange, commodities, key equity asset classes, structured finance, debt, credit and economic policy development.

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