PODCAST: 'Devils and Details' year-end special on rates, bitcoin, property, and our naughty and nice list

From Left to Right: BI’s Paul Colgan, Laura Fitzsimmons from JP Morgan, BI’s David Scutt, James Whelan from VFS Group and Joanne Masters from ANZ Bank.

The Devils and Details podcast is back for the final time in 2017.

In this week’s Christmas special, Paul and David are joined by Joanne Masters, senior economist at ANZ, Laura Fitzsimmons, vice president of macro sales at JP Morgan and James Whelan, investment advisor at VFS Group.

An expanded, all star lineup to talk through the year that was.

Overlooking the Habour from the Supper Club atop the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney, the panel discuss the prevailing themes that dominated 2017: low volatility, low inflation, the slowdown in the Australian housing market, the flattening of global bond curves — especially in the United States — and whether it means a recession is coming, along with the soft economic landing that appears to be underway in China.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a complete discussion about 2017 without a section devoted to cryptocurrencies.

Are they are a bubble or future bonanza for investors? The panel gives their thoughts.

With the weather heating up in Australia, we conclude with a debate on whether business shorts attire is acceptable for those working over Summer.

It was a fantastic chat, and one that we hope you enjoy.

You can find the show on iTunes or through a search for “Devils and Details” on your preferred podcasting platform. You can also can listen in below.

Finally, to all our listeners, the Business Insider Australia team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the year.

We wish you all a merry Christmas and safe and prosperous 2018.

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