Topic: Interest rates

Interest rates are the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets.


Relief is at hand

Directors tired of being over an insurance barrel now have some new tactics to tackle risk management.

AICD expresses concern over proposed changes to Best Interest duty in superannuation

The AICD has lodged a response with the Federal Government over its Exposure Draft of legislation seeking to change the best interest duty for directors and trustees of superannuation funds.

COVID-19: Is the economic cure worse than the disease?

There is some speculation that the lives lost due to the recession could outnumber those from the coronavirus itself. But the evidence from past downturns might surprise you on this episode of The Dis...

Should we be worried about the government's coronavirus debt?

After two decades obsessing over budget surpluses, Australia is entering a new normal with a massive run-up in government debt to stop the economy from flatlining during the coronavirus crisis. Should...

Plans to end the lockdown

With a coronavirus vaccine expected to take 12 to 18 months, smart people are starting to think about what steps we can take till then to quash the virus while getting back some semblance of normality...

How coronavirus is impacting the economy

As more of the economy shuts down, AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell looks at how bad the COVID-19 crisis could get on this week's Dismal Science podcast.

How low will interest rates go?

The Reserve Bank of Australia's cash rate will have broader implications for Australia's investment outlook and economic growth, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

The Dismal Science - Unconventional wisdom

Mark and Ivan discuss the latest growth numbers, the outlook for monetary policy and developments in the housing market.

The challenge of low interest rates

Phil Ruthven AM says historically low interest rates are a product of an unsettling global economic era.

The Dismal Science - Episode 24 - Less than one

Mark and Ivan catch up on the historic October rate cut and it's a Nobel edition of the number of the week.
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