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  • The Global Economic & Markets Research (GEMR) team provides clients with regular, real-time research and insights enriched by CommBank internally generated data, showing changes in the economy across income, savings, expenditure and lending.

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The team

The Global Economic & Markets Research (GEMR) team provides exceptional research and insights, led by Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Economist & Head of GEMR, Stephen Halmarick.

Stephen has over 38 years’ experience as a financial markets economist and is widely regarded as one of the best economic communicators and presenters in Australia

He previously held the position of Chief Economist for Colonial First State Global Asset Management and prior to that was Co-Head of Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup Australia/NZ. Stephen was Chair of the Australian Business Economists for nine years and is currently a Director on the Commonwealth Bank Group Super Board.

The GEMR team have extensive knowledge and experience in their related fields, including domestic and international economics, foreign exchange, Sustainable Economics and commodities market.

Meet the GEMR team

Stephen Halmarick

Economic insight to power decision making

  • Our specialist Economics team provide up-to-date commentary on issues affecting the economy, industries and financial markets.

    Australian Economics & Commodities

    Developments in the Australian economy, its outlook as well as policy and key commodity markets.

  • International Economics

    Major international economies impacting on Australia and our clients, including the US, UK, Europe, China, Japan and New Zealand.

  • Sustainable Economics

    Insights into circular economy, new energy, carbon markets, climate change, biodiversity, and corporate disclosure.

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