Markets

Working paper

12 Jan 2016

The catalyst for the preparation of this working paper was the epochal merger in 2007 of the New York Stock Exchange with Paris-based Euronext, itself a consolidation of several European exchanges. Exchange mergers were not a new phenomenon; domestic and regional exchanges had been consolidating...

Research report

1 Oct 2015

Outlines the changing attitudes and confidence levels of Australian Homeowners and Non-Property Owners about their mortgage and the overall property market.

Summary In this edition the key findings are:

1. National homebuyer confidence reaches new post-GFC high: The HCI increased slightly...

Research report

1 Oct 2015

Russia’s recession deepened in the first half of 2015 with a severe impact on households. The economy continues to adjust to the 2014 terms-of-trade shock amid a tense geopolitical context marked by ongoing international sanctions. Oil and gas prices remained low through the first half...

Research report

4 Aug 2015

The authoritative compendium of statistics on merchandise exports and imports, this publication analyses the growth, direction and commodity breakdown of Australia's trade over the past three years. It also includes individual reports showing the composition of trade with Australia's top 25 trading partners and selected...

Commentary

Article

21 Jul 2015

Speculative property developers, criticised for building dog boxes and the slums of tomorrow, are generally hated by urban planners and the public alike. But the doors of state governments are seemingly always open to developers and their lobbyists.

Politicians find it hard to say...

Guide

5 May 2015

This Quick Guide provides a brief background to Australia’s preferential trade agreements (PTAs; often referred to as free trade agreements), in particular what they are, what they cover and commentary on whether they have been effective in increasing Australia’s wider economic welfare.

What...

Briefing paper

26 Mar 2015

Executive Summary

A tax on financial transactions, or 'Tobin' tax, could protect superannuation investors, improve the operation of Australia’s capital markets and provide a source of tax revenue worth over $1 billion per year.

Protecting investors

Australia’s super funds and...

Working paper

31 Jan 2015

This paper connects variance-covariance estimation methods, Gaussian graphical models, and the growing literature on economic and nancial networks. We construct the network using the concept of partial correlations which captures direct linear dependence between any two entities, conditional on dependence between all other entities. We...

Guide

16 Dec 2014

This Quick Guide provides a brief background to Australia’s preferential trade agreements (PTAs; often referred to as free trade agreements), in particular what they are, what they cover and commentary on whether they have been effective in increasing Australia’s wider economic welfare.

What...

Book

10 Dec 2014

Overview: This collection of essays arose from a workshop held in Canberra in 2013 under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia to consider the impact of the encroachment of the market on public universities. While the UK tripled fees in...

Conference paper

4 Dec 2014

Regional communities in Queensland, Australia are the life-blood of the state; contributing more than 80% of exports goods and services, as well as about 16 billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Weather-related disasters such as floods have become more frequent over the last...

Working paper

31 Oct 2014

Following previous research which established that liquidity commonality exists within one stock market over a short period of time, this paper finds that liquidity commonality also exists globally. Utilising a large number of stock exchanges and a twelve year research timeframe, this paper observes that...

Research report

30 Oct 2014

This paper presents statistical data describing Australia's trade and investment with APEC through 2013.

Overview

This publication is part of a geographic set of trade publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing Australia's trade and investment with APEC through...

Research report

7 Aug 2014

Overview: This briefing paper provides an overview of wholesale and retail electricity prices in New South Wales and more broadly in the National Electricity Market. The specific causes of electricity price movements over recent years are discussed, as are consumption and supply forecasts....

Research report

10 Jul 2014

This report argues that there are eight highly persistent myths about the nature of housing markets in Australia, and seeks to tackle them.

Conference paper

26 Jun 2014

A group of international experts, including economists, policy makers, social scientists, researchers and representatives of private sector, professional and other associations, convened at Harris Manchester College, in Oxford, on 26 June 2014, to discuss the opportunities of the silver economy as a response to population...

Research report

6 Jun 2014

The costs of doing business in the retail sector are inflated by unnecessary regulations, argues this report.

Introduction

The retail industry provides a key intermediary service between producers and consumers of final goods. The sector contributes almost 5 per cent to GDP...

Working paper

30 Apr 2014

Depositary institutions over the last 15 years have increased the share of non-traditional revenue in total income.While the change in business models is a global phenomenon, it is more pronounced in countries such as the U.S., France and the U.K. In this study, we examine...

Working paper

30 Apr 2014

The most recent global financial crisis, characterized as a liquidity crunch, began in the U.S. in late 2007 and quickly spread to other countries. The rapid propagation of the liquidity shock and the severe effects of the crisis on stock market performance have raised several...

Working paper

30 Mar 2014

The market volume of credit derivatives increased rapidly from $180 billion in 1996 to over $57 trillion in 2008 (BBA, 2006; BIS, 2010). This growth rate highlights the importance of these new instruments in nancial markets. Consequences of the global nancial crisis (GFC), e.g., the...

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