Australia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Australia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Australia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Australia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Australia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Australia before your competitors.

Australia Country Risk

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Core Views The government's final decision on how to address the wind down of nationalised lender Hypo Alpe Adria (HAA) will have a significant impact on the country's economic outlook over the...

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Australia Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: The Australian agriculture sector is recovering from a decade of subdued production growth due to extreme weather and a lack of investment. The industry is expected to remain buoyant in...

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Autos

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Over the past quarter, the last two manufacturers producing cars in Australia - Toyota Australia and General Motors' (GM) Holden subsidiary - both announced that they would be ending car and...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: In 2013 , BMI forecasts that Australian demand for consumer electronics will grow by around 3%, as weaker economic growth is forecast to hit the market over the short - to - medium...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The election of Tony Abbott ' s c oalition in September 2013 should spell a welcome increase in defence spending from the perspective of the struggling local defence industry. Abbott...

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Food & Drink

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Since the September elections, the Australia economy has recorded an uptick in activity levels and business sentiment from the lows recorded earlier in 2013, supported by both domestic and external...

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Freight Transport

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High prices and strong external demand for Australian commodity exports in recent years have helped to underpin the country's real GDP growth despite the rising costs domestically, however, this...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Australian IT sales are forecast to reach AUD27.943 in 2014 an increase YOY of 5.8% with the market continuing to anticipate growth against a backdrop of steady, if unspectacular...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Latest quarterly data for Q313 shows that Australia's construction sector is on the path to recovery and we believe this recovery will continue into 2014. This is reflected in our...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As was the case in our 2012 and 2013 Annual Reports, it is the strengths of Australia's insurance sector that stand out. In most countries, wealth management is an ancilliary activity...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View : The Australian market has performed well in recent years, driven by a strongly-growing economy and the requirements of an increasingly elderly population. However, a...

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Metals

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BMI View: W e expect subdued growth in both production and consumption of most metals in Australia as a weakening global commodity market continue s to take its toll on the economy. While...

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Mining

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BMI View: With China's economy on course for a rude slowdown over the coming years, Australia's mining sect or is set to suffer the painful spillover effects of a sharp investment slowdown....

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : While Australia is set to become a major player in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by the end of the decade, the spiralling costs of existing LNG developments will most...

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Petrochemicals

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If Australia is to expand petrochemicals production and compete on the global market, it will need to leverage its gas supplies and, to a lesser extent, secure naphtha supply. Cracker capacity is...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We have downgraded our Australia pharmaceutical forecast, following the release of the latest Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) expenditure. While demands for pharmaceuticals and...

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Power

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BMI View: Coal and gas underpin Australia's energy market and will continue to do so during the course of our 10 - year forecast period. Domestic coal production is strong, offering plentiful...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Recent years have seen Australia's commercial real estate sector emerge as a n attractive destination for capital investment in light of the increased risks in the mining sector....

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Renewables

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BMI View : We have maintained our 2014 growth forecast for non-hydropower renewable generation this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant, and believe that solar energy will be the main...

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Shipping

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Although high prices and strong external demand for Australian commodity exports over the last couple of years helped to underpin the country's real GDP growth - despite the rising costs domestically...

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Telecoms

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BMI View : The Australian telecommunications industry is one of the highest value markets in Asia Pacific and even the world, underpinned by high incomes and strong uptake of higher value services...

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Tourism

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BMI's report on Australia's tourism market looks at the enormous potential offered by this well-established and popular destination in the booming Asia Pacific region. With a stable political...

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Water

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The long-term outlook for the Australian Water Sector is generally positive as a result of population growth and agricultural demand and as a result the country places second in our Asian Risk/Reward...

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