Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence gives you a quick look at news and trends around the world that reflect four broad themes influencing today’s global marketplace. We call these themes The Infinite Loop.

Market Intelligence: Australia

Global Rebalancing / 09.20.17

Nonstop flights from Australia to New York?

For many years, executives at Australian carrier Qantas Airways Ltd. have coveted a nonstop offering from Sydney and Melbourne to London. Now, as technology has matured, Qantas executives finally see the potential to realize that dream, reports Bloomberg.

Great American Companies / 09.06.17

Blowing in the wind

GE has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines for what is set to be Australia's largest wind farm, reports CNBC.

Raw Materials & Resources / 08.28.17

Australian nickel operation suspended

According to Bloomberg, First Quantum Minerals Ltd., a Vancouver-based company, recently announced its decision to suspend the Ravensthorpe nickel operation in Western Australia after the metal used in stainless steel production missed a rally by everything from aluminum to zinc.

Global Rebalancing / 06.01.17

An Australian Amazon?

Amazon is preparing to bring its full retail offering to Australia, according to the Wall Street Journal, signaling a major competitive threat to the country’s retailers and an important new beachhead for its global distribution network.