Our data and analysis

With access to CommBank’s internally generated data, the Global Economic & Markets Research (GEMR) team is able to support clients with regular and real time research and insights.

Internally generated data provides a view of the flow through the economy – income, savings, spending and lending. By sharing these insights with businesses, governments, policy makers and investors, our goal is to help all Australians make better decisions.

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 30 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, and credit and debt 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.

Fixed Income & Currency Strategy

Key strategic insights into major financial markets impacting on our clients, including bonds, rates, credit and foreign exchange.

International Economics

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

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