Topic: Economics


Weekly Updates

Here’s the latest weekly Economic Update from AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell.

How low can the RBA rate cuts go?

Following the June 2019 cash rate cut to a new low of 1.25 per cent, experts are tipping another cut over the next few months.

Newcastle prepares for a post coal future

Newcastle, the world's largest coal export port city, sees diversification as the key for future prosperity.

2019 Post-election economic outlook

In the wake of the “status quo” election result, what’s next for the Australian economy? On the agenda are an ongoing housing sector correction, likely official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) interes...

Director sentiment falls to lowest in two years on global economic uncertainty

The confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI).

2019 Federal Budget Analysis

What does the 2019 Federal Budget mean for your organisation and for the wider Australian economy? AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell and Head of Policy Christian Gergis provide their analysis of maj...

Lack of trust an issue for Australia's economy

Australia's lack of trust in government and media will impact the trade, investment and finance sectors, says AICD's chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

5 things directors need to know about next week’s budget

In an election year, with Canberra and China seen as the biggest economic risks, and a decade of deficits forecast to end, our AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell previews key points as to how next we...

Charting Australia’s fiscal footprint in international perspective

With the budget looming, I thought it would be interesting to provide a graphical tour of how Australia’s general government footprint compares to that of our peers in the OECD.

Battling narratives and Australia’s economic outlook

Large changes in business and consumer confidence can have important economic consequences, with swings in optimism and pessimism one source of shifts in overall economic momentum. Sure, the causality...
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