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Saul Eslake

Australia’s household name in economics, Saul Eslake is able to cut through market and economic trends, translating their relevance in a way mere mortals understand.

Saul Eslake is one of Australia's most respected and renowned economic commentators. Having worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for over 25 years his comments and economic findings have been known to cause a stir in the media.

Recently completing a successful appointment as Chief Economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia, Saul significantly raised the profile of the bank since joining in 2011. His previous roles include; Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities, Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management, and as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ).

An impressive list of qualifications, achievements and presentation testimonials show the real depth and richness of Saul’s experience. Saul’s easily digestible and down to earth insights mean he presents a well-researched and clear economic picture on a range of highly charged and relevant topics to audiences, corporations and ‘mere mortals’ across the globe.

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A glimpse at our long term future

Saul has been described as the most 'pre-eminent macro-economist in Australia'. His extensive knowledge comes from monitoring, analysing and predicting trends in the Australian economy as a core part of his numerous roles as Chief Economist for well over 25 years. In this presentation, Saul ties together macroeconomic data and complex fiscal policy to provide valuable insights into how current economic trends can impact your business.

Previous presentations have included:

  • The Importance of Growth to Australia's Long Term Future
  • Australian Society and Politics
  • Talks on Productivity and Commodities and Labour
  • The 'Big Picture' for the Australian residential property market
  • After the 'Resources Boom' - is Recession Inevitable?

Trends, Growth & Opportunity

We live in an increasingly globalised world, one that is rapidly changing and expanding to incorporate new international trade deals, problems in European markets and big shifts in economic powers. In this rapidly changing economic climate, Saul provides comprehensive insights into how your businesses can reduce risk, maximise opportunity, keep up and grow!

Previous presentations have included:

  • The Global Financial System
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • The ongoing Greek Crisis - Will the Euro survive?
  • Prospects for commodity prices
  • Is a 'Currency War' going on?

What it means for Australia

By the end of the decade Asia will account for 39% of the world's GDP. Considering that around 75% of Australian exports are going to Asia, you simply can’t understand the nation's long-term economic prospects without a good understanding of what’s happening in the major Asian economies. Saul's profound knowledge of these emerging economic powers can help corporations worldwide understand what the global distribution of economic production will look like for their business, assess their 'readiness' to adapt to these new markets, and much more.

Previous presentations have included:

  • China and the New Economic Order
  • China and India in the World Economy
  • Economic and Social Change in Asia
  • China's Slowing Economy - Is it serious & what does it mean for Australia?

Watch me...

What Brexit Means for Australia

August 16th 2016

Britain's leaving the European Union is one of the biggest shocks of the past decade, both to the political establishment (in Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond) and to the financial markets (again, in Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond).

Saul Eslake 10 Biggest Economic Trends to Watch

February 2nd 2016

I’ve been thinking about the issues that I’m likely to find myself talking about at conferences and events across the coming year. Here are ten things that I think are set to shape and shape the global and Australian economies during 2016.

New Financial Year = New Economic Trends

June 21st 2011

Interest rates will start rising again quite soon, the Reserve Bank indicated – about as clearly as central banks ever do signal their intentions – in its most recent quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy, despite the fact that, as Treasurer Wayne Swan said in his Budget Speech just four days later, ‘for some, talk of an investment boom seems divorced from reality’.

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