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Dirk Baur

Dirk Baur

Professor of Finance, University of Western Australia

Dirk Baur holds a Master degree in Economics and received his Ph.D. in Financial Econometrics from the University of Tübingen in 2003. Before joining UWA he worked for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission from 2003-2005, was a Post-doctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2005-2007) and a Lecturer at Dublin City University (2007-2009). From 2009-2014 Dirk was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Technology, Sydney and Associate Professor of Finance at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg in 2015.
Dirk's specialization is in the field of financial economics and financial econometrics. He is an expert on the financial economics of gold, the modelling and estimation of financial contagion, dependence modelling and empirical applications of quantile regression. His current research projects are on shadow banking, Bitcoin, asymmetric volatility and gold.

Dirk currently serves on the editorial boards of the Finance Research Letters (FRL), the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), the Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF) and the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA). He has published 30 articles in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

How the Australian dollar affects the results of companies

Mar 14, 2017 05:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Like any other major currency, the Australian dollar (AUD) plays a crucial role in the economic and financial system. Exports and imports, domestic and international investors are all affected by, and react to, exchange...

Digital Currency Revolution

Why 'digital gold' won't ever kill off the real thing

Mar 08, 2017 04:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Fintech

In investment terms, a safe haven is exactly what it sounds like: a place of relative safety when times are tough. Traditionally, safe haven assets have been physical, such as gold and silver, the US dollar and the Swiss...

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Economy

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

U.S. Treasuries disappoint as investors remain cautious ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries disappointed markets Thursday as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens scheduled speech later in the day. Also, the countrys initial jobless claims, due today is...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...

Apple Might Fuse iPhone And MacBook To Keep Smartphone Relevant

When the first iPhone came out, the world treated it as a revolutionary product that absolutely everybody had to have. Now, while the latest iterations of Apples flagship gadget is still popular, it has started showing its...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

Actual

9.0 %

Forecast

Previous

9.6 %

March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.6 %

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Previous

145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19451945m

DEReal GDP YY*

Actual

Forecast

111.0 %

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111.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19451945m

EZIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

104.0 %

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104.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19451945m

DEIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

104.3

Previous

104.0

March 27 08:00 UTC 19451945m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

Actual

Forecast

118.3 %

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118.4 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 20052005m

EZIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

4.9 %

Previous

4.9 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 20052005m

TRLoans to Non-Fin

Actual

Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 20052005m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

Actual

Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 20052005m

EZLoans to Households*

Actual

Forecast

2.3 %

Previous

2.2 %

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