Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC Australia
‘Budget 2017/18: What to expect and what to hope for’
Paul will explore how he believes a global economic upswing is underway for Australia, although some political risks remain. He will also consider that after years of being a headwind, the resources sector is now a growth tailwind and that a focus on budget reform should continue, despite the more promising economic outlook.
Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team in this regard. Paul is a critical member of the HSBC Global Research team, working with 350 analysts, economists and strategists in 24 countries.
Paul has published a number of papers, including on housing and household finances, asset prices and monetary policy and global commodity market trends and is a regular commentator on local and international business television as well as a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. Paul is also a member of the Australian National University's Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul Bloxham spent 12 years as an economist within the Reserve Bank of Australia's Economic Analysis Department where he headed up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections, as well as working on domestic forecasting and prices. He holds a Master's degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.
This Boardroom lunch was by invitation only.
The ABCC thanks FIIG for hosting this Boardroom lunch.