What could this week’s inflation data mean for interest rates?

25 July 2016

AICD Chief Economist, Stephen Walters, looks to this week’s announcement of the June quarter inflation data, and examines what it will take for the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower interest rates in the coming weeks..


What does May’s employment data mean?

16 June 2016

Stephen Walters explains what Australia’s May employment data means for Australian workers and the economy.

This interview was conducted on May 16, 2016.


How will Brexit impact the Australian economy?

15 June 2016

Stephen Walters considers how the upcoming Brexit vote will impact the the Australian economy. This interview was conducted on May 15, 2016.


What does May employment data mean for the Australian economy?

14 June 2016

Stephen Walters discusses the factors influencing the Australian economy this week, including business confidence, tax cuts and the Federal Reserve meeting. This interview was conducted on May 15, 2016.


What does the Monetary Policy Decision mean for the Australian economy?

7 June 2016

Stephen Walters, AICD Chief Economist, comments on the RBA’s Monetary Policy Decision and what impact it will have on interest rates in Australia. This interview was conducted on May 7, 2016.


National accounts: Good on the surface

1 June 2016

Stephen Walters discusses the headline numbers from the March quarter National Accounts, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 1 June 2016.


Economic update: Capex Q1 data released

26 May 2016

Stephen Walters, AICD Chief Economist, discusses the release of the capex Q1 data on 26 May 2016.


Economic update: RBA board minutes

17 May 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) today published the minutes from its board meeting held two weeks ago. Stephen shares his views on what the minutes revealed.


Stephen speaks to Sky News about the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut

16 May 2016

Stephen Walters spoke to Sky News Business on May 16 about the RBA’s recent rate cut and what it means for the Australian economy.


What the 2016-17 Federal Budget means for AICD members 

4 May 2016

We recently surveyed members of our Leaders’ Pulse polling group, asking their thoughts on the budget. The data was collected from 373 members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Leaders’ Pulse on May 3 and 4. Stephen Walters, AICD’s Chief Economist explains the results of the poll and what the Federal Budget means for AICD members.

The AICD Leaders’ Pulse surveys a group of AICD members on issues of importance to directors and the wider governance community.



Stephen speaks to Sky News after the release of the Federal Budget 2016-17

4 May 2016

Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australian Institute of Company Directors appeared on Sky News Business on May 4 2016 to give his reaction to the 2016-17 Federal Budget. 



Stephen speaks to Sky News ahead of the release of the Federal Budget 2016-17

29 April 2016

Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australian Institute of Company Directors appeared on Sky News Business on May 29 2016 to talk about the economy ahead of the 2016-17 Federal Budget.



About Stephen's role with AICD

20 April 2016

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has appointed Stephen Walters as its Chief Economist.