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Economics: Quantitative models, qualitative analysis


Quantitative models, qualitative analysis

FINANCIAL MARKETS: 14 Years of high-profile experience


14 Years of high-profile experience

STRATEGY: forecasting and tools for decision-making


Forecasting and tools for decision-making

JAPAN: An inside knowledge of corporate and institutional Japan


Inside knowledge of Japanese institutions


Upcoming Events


Source: Chinese National Tourism Office

THOMSON REUTERS RMB THOUGHT LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON SERIES   This luncheon series is by invitation only, with a confirmed panel of speakers including: Introduction: James Land, Head of Market Development – Pacific, Thomson Reuters Keynote – latest developments in Chinese Account Liberalisation Kathy Walsh, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Applied Statistics, Australian National University Keynote – latest global investor/sovereign views on China, SDR and capital account liberalisation  Mark Burgess, Former Managing…

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Source: China National Tourism Office

THOMSON REUTERS RMB THOUGHT LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON SERIES   MONDAY 15TH JUNE China is currently Australia’s largest export market for both goods and services and is a growing source of foreign investment. The recent signing of the China Free Trade Agreement has the potential to unlock further significant commercial opportunities for Australia. For this reason Thomson Reuters will explore in detail: With keynote speeches delivered by Amy Auster, Deputy Director, Australia Centre for Financial Studies and Huw McKay,…

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CEO Naomi Fink on CNBC 29 March 3:30pm AEST

Outlook for Japanese markets Data out of Japan today: household spending, jobless rate and retail sales– impact on the markets?  BOJ Policy and reflation  Consumption tax hike and fiscal policy Link to video    

Conference Notes from RMB: Unlocking the Potential II

Source: Chinese National Tourism Office

In the first installment of our RMB thought leadership series, we we explored the current status of Chinese capital account liberalisation, aspects of RMB internationalisation to date, and its effect on Australian markets. At the second in our RMB Thought Leadership conference series in Melbourne, noting the changing landscape both for Chinese investors and global portfolio managers, we examined the status of Chinese capital account liberalisation in the context of investment flows between…

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Naomi Fink on Bloomberg TV (10 Feb 2016, 3:13pm AEDT)


Is the Bank of Japan Running Out of Options? 3:13 PM AEDT February 10, 2016 Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Naomi Fink, chief executive officer and founder of Europacifica Consulting, discusses the Bank of Japan’s policy strategy. She speaks to Bloomberg’s Haidi Lun on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Asia Society: Asia and Australia in 2016: What Lies Ahead?

We spoke to Asia Society on key regional and global events impacting Australia and Asia going into 2016, including: 1. INTERNATIONALISATION OF THE RMB 2. FED INTEREST RATE HIKE 3. BANK OF JAPAN (BOJ) AND THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECB) 4. OPEC AND OIL SUPPLY 5. PRODUCTIVITY AND CRUNCH TIME FOR ABENOMICS Read the full article here.

Naomi Fink on Bloomberg TV 11.10am 28 Aug AEST


Europacifica CEO Naomi Fink speaks to Rish Salamat on Bloomberg TV’s Trending Business, on: – CPI and BOJ’s inflation target of 2% versus commodity-led price declines – Labour market tightness; job data as a bright spot amid slower Q2 growth data – Why Kuroda is talking up China – Abenomics as a path-dependent policy Link to interview

Conference Notes from RMB: Unlocking the Potential

Source: China National Tourism Office

China is responsible for approximately 10% of Global GDP, is the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer, accounting for 12% of global trade in 2013. As Australia’s largest trading partner, China’s ongoing expansion and pace of RMB internationalisation and capital account reform will create numerous opportunities for the Australian economy. In conjunction with Thomson Reuters, we have released a conference summary  of the first in our RMB thought leadership series held in…

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Naomi Fink on CNBC 24 June 13:30 AEST

Naomi Fink speaks on: – The yen and recent comments from BOJ’s Kuroda – The outlook for Bank of Japan: the need to balance inflation targets with JGB supply/demand – Japan’s policy mix: Reflation is necessary, but not sufficient, to fix Japan’s longer-term ailments Click here for a link to the video

Japanese economic recovery: resilience, amid slow inflation


Economic data of late have shown more positive signals, from the upward revision in GDP to machinery orders and industrial production. While export growth has lagged, the trade gap has slowly narrowed and has even recovered (if temporarily) to surplus.  The BOJ meanwhile has placed emphasis on the recovery in housing investment from the growth side. From the inflation standpoint, we are clearly on the lower side of BOJ expectations,…

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