The current economic downturn is like nothing the world has seen in the post-war period. Policymakers have had to make unimaginable choices.
To stop the spread of the virus means delivering a costly economic downturn. Not suppressing the outbreak fast enough overwhelms healthcare systems. As a result, COVID-19 has delivered the largest negative shock to the global economy in the post-War period.

RSM Australia invites you to our national Economic Update webinar presented by HSBC’s Chief Economist, Paul Bloxham. Paul will examine the global and Australian economic landscape in light of COVID-19.

The outlook for the Australian economy is clearly highly uncertain at the moment. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most highly regarded economists as he shares his views on the current crisis and our economic recovery.

In this webinar, hosted by RSM National Chairman, Jamie O'Rourke, Paul will discuss:

  • The global response to COVID-19
  • The impact of COVID-19 on global markets
  • Is Australia set for a recession?
  • Policymakers "whole of government" approach
  • Industry winners and losers
  • Australia beyond COVID-19


Date: Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm AWST

1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST

This is an online webinar via Zoom. Please note that Zoom access details will be provided upon registration.

For further information, please contact Kellee Crabtree on

Jamie is the National Chairman of RSM Australia and a Director of Business Advisory. He is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the firm on a national basis. Jamie has 34 years of professional accounting experience, 28 of which have been with RSM. He has worked extensively with Australian subsidiaries of international companies on all compliance needs, and also works closely with high net wealth individuals and family groups.
Paul Bloxham | Chief Economist, HSBC
Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities and is a Managing Director. He is the chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies and a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets.

Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. He is also a member of the Australian National University’s Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul spent 12 years as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Paul holds a Master’s degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.
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