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Risks up, optimism tempered: How the RBA sees the future

Early February delivered a series of snapshots on how the RBA’s views on the economy have changed since the summer break, painting a picture of a central bank which, while still quite optimistic about...

Squeezed, not crunched: Hayne, credit and the economy

Prior to this month’s release of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry there were fears that any major changes t...

Weekly Updates

My name is Mark Thirlwell and I am the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ new Chief Economist. I started work this month and am looking forward to resuming the weekly ‘Economic Update’.

“Governance is right at the core of economics”: Introducing the AICD’s new chief economist

Mark Thirlwell will start as the AICD’s chief economist in February next year. He has nearly 30 years' experience as an economist, focusing on international political economy at the Bank of Engl...

The real wages vs productivity gap

Real wages haven't been keeping pace with productivity for a while, which has put a constraint on overall sustainable economic growth.

AICD survey results: Directors lose confidence in government

The latest Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI) for the second half of 2018 shows directors have increasing pessimism towards Canberra’s im...

Director Sentiment Dips in Uncertain Climate

Australia’s directors have lost confidence over the past six months, although they remain more optimistic about the economic and business outlook than they were at the end of 2017.

Director Sentiment Index: Second Half 2018

For the first time in 18 months, director confidence has fallen, according to the AICD’s Director Sentiment Index. Despite the fall over the last six months, directors are optimistic about the health ...

Australia powers into its 28th year of uninterrupted economic growth

Despite Australia's 3.4 per cent annual growth economic rate and strong jobs growth, concerns remain for retail spending, private capital investment and home finance.

Are you misreading the signs from US Federal Reserve?

The global economy could suffer if the US Federal Reserve's signs continue to be misread. How will it affect your organisation?
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