Topic: Economics


Budget reactions the good and the bad

The reaction to Scott Morrison’s second budget is that it is politically smart, despite it failing to rein in spending. The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politics...

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.

The Dismal Science: The AICD’s economics podcast

In our new weekly podcast, AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters discusses the economic news and issues that are affecting Australian boards.

What keeps directors awake at night: insights from the Director Sentiment Index

Every six months, as part of the Director Sentiment Index, the AICD asks members what issues are ‘keeping them awake at night’. Carissa Simons, the AICD’s Media Manager, runs through the current chall...

Federal Budget 2017: Summary for directors

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second Budget projects a 10th straight year of deficit, with two more shortfalls to follow before the projected move back into the black.

Federal Budget 2017: Stephen Walters' analysis

Treasurer Scott Morrison said this morning that Budgets are about choices, and he has chosen to jettison the austerity of previous Budgets in favour of what he calls “fairness, security and oppo...

Economic update: RBA leaves rates unchanged

The Reserve Bank Board today announced a steady cash rate, as all surveyed economists had expected. Only two weeks ago, the Bank made clear in its latest minutes that officials are monitoring developm...

Director Sentiment Index: First Half 2017

The results from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest Director Sentiment Index show that Australia’s business leaders are more confident at the beginning of 2017 than they have been i...

Business Leaders Bullish Ahead of Budget

Australia’s business leaders are more confident than they’ve been in six years, according to a survey of more than 1,100 company directors released today by the Australian Institute of Company Directo...

The economist - Bubble trouble?

Stephen Walters considers the ongoing dilemma facing the housing market and warns against attractive but ineffective panaceas.

In the know - Awarding Life Fellows

At the Australian Governance Summit in March, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD recognised three individuals who have made an exceptional and ongoing contribution to the Australian Institute of Company Direct...
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