Topic: Economics


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 end of certainty

The AICD's Chief Economist Stephen Walters talks about rising global uncertainty and the board's role in managing the risks it poses.

MYEFO – Fending off a ratings downgrade

Treasurer Scott Morrison today released the Midyear Economic and Fiscal outlook (MYEFO) document revealing a modest deterioration in the state of the federal Budget.

The 8 best books of 2016 for directors

In time for your summer beach reading, the AICD picks its books of the year, including a biography of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Michael Lewis’s follow up to Moneyball, and radical thinking on culture a...

Economic update: Australia's economy shrank in Q3

Australia’s economy shrank in the third quarter. The AICD’s chief economist dives into the GDP numbers to see whether we are headed for recession.

Economic update: Business investment, Q3

Economists are looking for the silver lining following today’s release of business investment data for Q3 which shows a continued decline in investment spending across the board.

Director Sentiment Index: Second Half 2016

The Director Sentiment Index survey for the second half of 2016 shows directors planning to get on with business despite global uncertainty dragging down overall sentiment.

Economic update: Trump and Australia

While there are some positives, the victory of Donald Trump in Tuesday’s US Presidential Election portends badly for global trade flows from which Australia benefits.

Economic update: Confidence declines

The latest numbers show business and consumer confidence on the wane. Today’s Westpac release on household confidence showed a 1.1% decline, while business conditions slipped to an 18-month low in Oct...

Economic update: Retail Sales

September retails sales figures delivered a small positive surprise, notching the fastest rate of growth since mid-2015.
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