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 The AICD’s view is that the ‘lifters and leaners’ has been replaced by ‘politic...

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.

Three leadership lessons from a wake-up call on free trade

AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD offers her three leadership lessons on free trade ahead of her appearance at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference.

The Economist: Wrecking ball or winning ticket

In between the extreme scenarios of the potential impact of automation lurk several dilemmas for policymakers, reports Stephen Walters GAICD.

Yet another stellar Aussie jobs report

The ABS today released the much-anticipated employment statistics for the month of August. The report showed the largest gain in employment nationally since March, with the lion’s share of the p...

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.

Q2 GDP: faster growth…but still below trend

Today’s National Accounts revealed that growth in Australia’s economy bounced back in the June quarter, following the dismal showing in the March quarter. GDP in real terms expanded 0.8%q/q in Q2, bro...

RBA Board still awaits improvement

The Reserve Bank Board today gathered in Brisbane to consider the stance of monetary policy. Members opted to leave the cash rate steady at the current all-time low rate of 1.5%, as all economists sur...

The Economist: All things equal

We should grow the pie, not squabble over slices, writes Stephen Walters.

Agenda: Upcoming corporate governance issues for AGM season

Remuneration will remain in the spotlight this annual general meeting (AGM) season, according to investors.

What directors need to know about fintech

Since all organisations rely on financial services in some way, directors will need to be cognisant of the changes fintech is bringing as it enters the mainstream.
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