On-the-ground presence and expertise are vital to understanding, accessing and navigating local markets, as well as fast changing financial, regulatory and social landscapes.
We operate in geographies that represent 75% of global trade flows, have a banking heritage spanning more than 180 years in Australia and New Zealand and an established on-the-ground presence in 14 Asian markets. This allows us to connect our clients to opportunities centered around trade and capital flows into and within Asia Pacific.
Australia and New Zealand are an intrinsic part of the Asia Pacific economy. Australia attracts capital from a broad range of investors and companies around the globe, with a considerable amount of Chinese capital finding its way to Australia. New Zealand has successfully leveraged its resource-base well beyond its traditional focus on food production and offers political stability and open financial markets.
Asia will remain the engine of the global economy and as such a region that will continue to attract clients looking for opportunities to create value by taking full advantage of falling barriers in regulation, transportation and communication costs, and infrastructure. Intra-Asia trade flows are worth $5trn/year, more than four times the size of Asia-Europe and Asia-US trade volumes. Asia will account for nearly 60% of global GDP by 2050, led by 10 economies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
As clients look to capitalise on the movement of money and goods across Asia Pacific, they find in us a strong banking partner who can help manoeuvre the rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, while effectively managing liquidity, risk and investments.