The first University of Adelaide MBA Breakfast for 2013 will explore the Australian dollar and its relationship to the broader Australian economy with guest speaker Dr Guy Debelle, the Reserve Bank’s Assistant Governor (Financial Markets), a University of Adelaide alumni.

“Dr Debelle will explain why the Aussie dollar is so high and just what impact that is having on the economy,” the Director of the Adelaide MBA Program, Damian Scanlon said.

“We are thrilled to have him along to this hugely successful series of events we’ve been running to hear first hand the latest influences on the dollar, the effect of the exchange rate on the economy and what the RBA does each day in the foreign exchange market.

“Dr Debelle will also explain how the RBA sets the daily cash rate, the latest targets of monetary policy set by the RBA Board and how this flows through to borrowing rates and mortgage rates,” Mr Scanlon said.

Time:       Tuesday 26 February 2013, 7:30am – 9am

Location:  National Wine Centre of Australia, Cnr Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide

Bookings: Essential by 5pm Friday 22 February 2013

“It’s not just any bank, it’s THE bank.

“An understanding and appreciation of the way the RBA influences and supports the Australian economy and business through financial markets and the dollar is vital for our graduates and for the wider busienss community,” he said.

“A question and answer opportunity will follow Dr Debelle’s presentation,” Mr Scanlon said.

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight, an elite coalition of leading Australian universities.  The Adelaide Business School’s programs, including the Adelaide MBA, hold international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB Accreditation is known worldwide as the longest standing, most recognised form of specialised/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Dr Guy DeBelle,  is a University of Adelaide alumni and a graduate of the Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMIT) and currently the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Assistant Governor, Financial Markets.

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