New South Wales

Forecasting Conference - Outlook for markets, policy and politics


From: Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:30 am

To: Wednesday February 13, 2019, 10:00 am

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present its Forecasting Conference - Outlook for Markets, Policy and Politics.

Featuring: Alexandra Heath, Reserve Bank of Australia; Elysse Morgan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Jonathan Coppel, Commissioner, Productivity Commission; Peter Hartcher, The Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Willesee, Westpac; Besa Deda, St George Bank; Ben Jarman, J.P, Morgan; Stephen Halmarick; Commonwealth Bank; Tony Morriss, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The conference is presented at no charge. The number of seats available is strictly limited.
Registration is essential. To book on-line, please click here

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07:15 Registration opens — light breakfast served

07:45 Welcome and introduction
Mr Stephen Walters, Chair, Australian Business Economists & Chief Economist, New South Wales Government

07:50 Statement on monetary policy - Observations
Dr Alexandra Heath, Head of Economic Analysis, Reserve Bank of Australia

08:20 Outlook for the economy and financial markets — Panel discussion
Moderated by Ms Elysse Morgan, Business & Finance, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ms Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St George Bank
Mr Ben Jarman, Senior Economist & Executive Director, J.P, Morgan
Mr Stephen Halmarick, Managing Director & Head of Global Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank
Mr Tony Morriss, Head of AUD/NZ Economics & Rates Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

08:50 Rising inequality? A stocktake of the evidence
Mr Jonathan Coppel, Commissioner, Productivity Commission in conversation with Mr Michael Willesee, Senior Communications Manager Westpac & former journalist/presenter The Australian, Nine and Sky

09:20 The outlook for politics and government
Mr Peter Hartcher, Political & International Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

09:50 Summary
Mr Stephen Walters, Chair, Australian Business Economists

10:00 Close


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