Anneke Thompson

Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Anneke Thompson
ABOUT
Anneke joined CreditorWatch as Chief Economist in April 2022. She is a specialist researcher and commentator on issues impacting the credit industry, SMEs and the broader economy, conducting regular presentations to corporate groups. She is also a media spokesperson for CreditorWatch, regularly appearing on national television and in syndicated media. Anneke is also the Managing Director of Clio Research and formerly the National Director and National Head of Research at Colliers International Australia. She has also worked at NAB and Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Published articles

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Labour market weakens further in April

Federal Budget
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Budget threads the needle between cost-of-living relief and managing inflation

Interest Rate Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA holds cash rate at 4.35% for fifth straight meeting

Business insights - retail sales commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Retail trade drops in March as consumers close wallets

Inflation (CPI): Our view
Chief EconomistCPI

Inflation rise pushes out timing for rate cut

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Labour market keeps pace with population growth

Business confidence & consumer sentiment: Our View
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Consumer confidence continues to slide as cost of living pressures bite

Inflation (CPI): Our view
Chief EconomistCPI

Inflation holds steady but rents and insurance still running hot

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Unemployment unexpectedly drops to 3.7%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Dip in business confidence in February, led by retail

Head shot of, Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Monthly Economic Update: Businesses preparing for tougher conditions as consumers tighten belts

Business insights - retail sales commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Retail trade up in January but yet to display a positive trend

Inflation (CPI): Our view
Chief EconomistCPI

Inflation still too high for RBA to consider rate cuts

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Labour Force numbers point to continued slow down for economy

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Unexpected increase in Consumer Confidence

Interest Rate Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA leaves cash rate at 4.35%

Inflation (CPI): Our view
Chief EconomistCPI

Inflation falls sharply from 5.4% to 4.1%

Business insights - retail sales commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Black Friday boost fizzles out, with overall retail sales down 2.7% in December

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Business conditions ease further, maintaining a slow downward trend

Head shot of, Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

CreditorWatch Best and Worst Report 2023

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Slight lift in unemployment as labour market softens

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Slow Christmas ahead for Santa as consumer sentiment still near record lows

Interest Rate Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Borrowers breath a sigh of relief, as the RBA holds cash rate at 4.35%

Head shot of, Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Monthly Economic Update: Consumers keep wallets closed but RBA making inroads on inflation

Inflation (CPI): Our view
Chief EconomistCPI

Dip in inflation points to rate hold in December

Business insights - retail sales commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Retail sales down in October as consumers wait for Back Friday

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Uptick in unemployment gives RBA cause for December rate hold

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Consumers and businesses restrain spending after further rate rise

Interest Rate Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA wrestles inflation with another rate rise, but is it enough?

Retail sales commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Bump in retail spending could prompt rate rise

Inflation (CPI) Commentary - October Insights
Chief EconomistCPI

Main driver of inflation finally comes off the boil

Labour Force Commentary
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Unemployment rate down but not enough for rate rise

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA holds cash rate at 4.10% for the fourth-straight month

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA’s monetary policy efforts bearing fruit

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Retail trade still soft but gets a kick from the women’s World Cup

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCPI

Fuel prices drive up inflation in August

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Stable unemployment rate means rate rise in October unlikely

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA holds cash rate at 4.10% for the third-straight month

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Australian economy battered and bruised but surviving

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Inflation comes off the boil in most categories; Dwelling approvals at 10-year low

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

ABS Labour Force, July 2023: Unemployment jumps in QLD

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Westpac Consumer Sentiment and NAB Business Confidence

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Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Inflation comes off the boil and retail trade dips as rates bite

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Retail trade falls as consumers spend less at mid-year sales

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Inflation drops to 6%; increases chances of rate pause next week

Chief Economist
Business Risk IndexChief Economist

Momentum slows in Construction and Hospitality sectors

Head shot of, Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 4.10%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA's wrestle with inflation has a few rounds to go

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Consumer belt tightening hits retailers hard

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Consumer sentiment stabilises at ‘near recession lows’ while pockets of stubborn inflation remain

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

RBA increases cash rate to 4.10%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Inflation moves past peak but areas of concern remain

Industry insights - Business Risk Index
Business Risk IndexCreditorWatch

Hospitality bears the brunt of high services-based inflation

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

RBA increases cash rate to 3.85%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

April economic update - Lower inflation cuts odds for May rate rise

Business Risk Index June 2022 Industry Insights
Business InsightsBusiness Risk Index

Hospitality tops list of industries at risk as cost-of-living pressures begin to bite

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 3.60%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

Economy coming off the boil but some sectors still red hot 

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

Winter is coming! Retail trade, February 2023 data

Chief Economist
Economic SnapshotEconomics

Australian Economy - Outlook 2023

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistInterest rates

RBA increases official cash rate to 3.60%

Chief Economist
Business conditionsChief Economist

The big squeeze – rising costs and falling demand pressuring businesses

Media Release - Business Risk Index
Business InsightsBusiness Risk Index

Business Risk Index results - January 2023

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Business Risk Index results for November '22 with Anneke Thompson

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

Best and worst of 2022: a rollercoaster ride for Australian businesses

Industry insights - Business Risk Index
Business InsightsBusiness Risk Index

Business Risk Index November 2022, Industry Insights

Media Release - Business Risk Index
Business InsightsBusiness Risk Index

Sign of the times - trade receivables point to subdued December trading period

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistCreditorWatch

RBA raises cash rate from 2.85% to 3.10%

Chief Economist
Chief EconomistEconomic Snapshot

November Economic Update

Chief Economist
Economic SnapshotNews

October 2022 Labour Force Summary

Industry insights - Business Risk Index
Business Risk IndexCreditorWatch

Business Risk Index October 2022 Industry Insights

Media Release - Business Risk Index
Business Risk IndexCreditorWatch

A tale of two economies; Small business struggling as late payments take hold

Chief Economist
Chief Economist