Economic Update with Alan Oster, Chief Economist, National Australia Bank

What’s Ahead for the Australian Economy in 2018

2017 has been a challenging year for the global economy with political uncertainty in the UK and EU, growing protectionism in the USA and continued growth mixed with rising debt in China. What has the economic year looked like for Australia?  And where to next?

Join National Australia Bank’s Chief Economist, Alan Oster, in conversation with JP Morgan Chairman Bronwyn Curtis OBE, for a breakfast briefing on:

  • How the global geopolitical landscape is impacting Australia and New Zealand with regard to rates, currency movements and macro indicators
  • The forward view for the Australian economy in 2018 including indicators on the retail sector, consumption and business confidence
  • The forecast for China and key takeaways from the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
  • Australian sentiment on Brexit and the potential for a renewed trading relationship between Australia and the UK

 

Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, National Australia Bank

Alan joined the National Australia Bank in 1992 from the Federal Treasury, where he worked for 15 years – his special field being economic forecasting and modelling, and monetary policy. He has local and global experience, having been seconded for nearly four years as Counsellor-Economic and Financial with Australia’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

As Group Chief Economist, Alan is responsible for National Australia Bank’s global economic and financial forecasts. He is also a highly respected and much quoted commentator on Australian and global economic trends and policy issues.

 

Bronwyn Curtis OBE, Chairman, JP Morgan AIT

Bronwyn Curtis OBE is the Chairman of the JP Morgan Asian Investment Trust PLC and a Non-Executive Director at Scottish American Investment Co PLC and Mercator Media Ltd. Bronwyn’s previous roles have included Head of European Broadcasting at Bloomberg LP and Chief Economist for Nomura International.

 

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