Global economic outlook and the impact on Australia
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<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?><html><body><p>A year on from his last Finsia presentation, James Shugg, Senior Economist, Westpac Bank London, will provide the latest views on the global economic outlook and the likely impact on the Australian economy, interest and exchange rates. <br><br>
Originally from Tasmania, James has almost three decades of experience as an economist. Having worked extensively in Australia and London during his time, James current responsibilities include advising Westpac’s European and US clients on economic and political developments in Australia and New Zealand, and monitoring and forecasting developments in the major northern hemisphere economies.
<br><br><strong>James Shugg, Senior Economist, Westpac Bank London</strong> <br>
James Shugg was born and educated in Tasmania. In 1986 he joined ANZ, working in their Economics Department for eight years in Melbourne and London. He was also seconded to the Business Council of Australia in 1990.
In 1995 James joined Westpac. He has been working in the London office as the Bank’s economist for more than two decades now. His responsibilities include advising Westpac’s European and US clients on economic and political developments in Australia and New Zealand, and monitoring and forecasting developments in the major northern hemisphere economies. Although based in London, James spends several months of the year working in Westpac’s Australian offices, and he has nurtured a wide range of contacts in the local banking, business and government sectors.
James was a Board member of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce UK and its subsequent merged entity Australian Business from 2002 to 2005. He is also a London-based financial markets reporter for the ABC – Australia’s national radio and television broadcaster – a role he has held since 2000.
Meanwhile, in 2010 he was appointed Ambassador (Finance and Economics) in the Business Events Tasmania Catalyst Program, which helps secure conferences, corporate meetings and other events for Tasmania by promoting the State’s unique social, cultural and economic strengths.
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