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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.

What is the purpose of business?

Is a company’s only responsibility to make profit per Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman? AICD Senior Policy Adviser Lucas Ryan surveys the latest thinking.

5 top global risks in 2017

In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your orga...

Premier’s Regret a Warning for Turnbull

If Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t take action soon, he and the outgoing NSW Premier will be reminiscing over the same missed opportunity for years to come, writes AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust.

Improving the state of the world

AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters interviews Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum, on the Forum's aims, adapting to technological change and the long-term outl...

Sustainability and social impact

Dr Ulysses Chioatto considers the role of social impact investing and asks whether directors and company officers are tied up in a short-term straightjacket.

The Futurist - A weird world

Phil Ruthven looks ahead to 2017 and reflects on Australia’s prospects in an ever-changing and increasingly volatile world.

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.

Directors Getting on with Business in Uncertain Times

Australian directors are planning to get on with business, despite a year of unprecedented global uncertainty and a lack of confidence in world economies, according to a new survey released today by t...

The Futurist

An examination of history is useful when investigating any potential collapse in China’s economic performance.
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