Topic: Economics


Few green shoots on business investment

The latest investment numbers showed another fall in spending in real terms in the last quarter. Firms remain cautious and much needed ‘animal spirits’ are still in short supply, according to AICD Chi...

Weekly Updates

Each Monday, Stephen Walters provides an update on the economic week that was, and the week that will be. You can follow Stephen’s updates here.

5 top global risks in 2017

In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your orga...

Economic update: No surprises from the RBA

As expected, the RBA left the cash rate steady in February. Officials seem largely content with the outlook for the economy and policy stance, according to AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters.

“You could see history changing”: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

At a time when the established global order looks shakier than ever, this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting shaped as one of the most important in its near forty year history. The AICD’s Chie...

Economic update: Inflation still subdued in Q4

Inflation remains stubbornly below the RBA’s target. Nonetheless, we shouldn’t expect further rate cuts, says AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters

Stephen's latest videos

Watch Stephen’s latest videos on the Australian economy and the key economic issues affecting Australian directors.

About Stephen Walters' role with AICD

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

Economic update: Australia’s jobless rate rose in December

The AICD’s Chief Economist looks at the mixed news from the latest jobs numbers.

Improving the state of the world

AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters interviews Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum, on the Forum's aims, adapting to technological change and the long-term outl...
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