Topic: COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus strain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Worldwide spread of the disease began for the first time in 2019 and has developed into the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

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RBA no longer ‘patient’ on inflation as Fed flags QT

After last week’s focus on fiscal policy and Budget 2022-23, this week attention switched back to monetary policy. And although the April 2022 meeting saw the RBA leave the cash rate unchanged a...

Budget 2022-23: Setting the Scene

Last week’s budget preview argued that Budget 2022-23 would most likely see the Government seek to balance the competing priorities of its fiscal strategy, which would indicate a move to budget ...

Living costs surge ahead of Budget

Next week brings the third budget of the pandemic era. It’s also the first budget of the new geopolitical era ushered in by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a pre-election year budget. It&rs...

Budget 2022-23 Preview

Budget 2022-23 will be handed down on 29 March 2022. It will be an election year budget, the first budget of the new geopolitical era ushered in by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the third budge...

Tracking Australia’s tightening labour market

Australia’s unemployment rate fell to just four per cent in February 2022. It has only been this low twice before in the history of the monthly series (which dates back to February 1978). To fin...

US interest rates up, Australian unemployment down

This week saw the US Federal Reserve increase the target range for the Fed Funds rate by 25bp to a range of 0.25 to 0.5 per cent. Not only did that mark the first increase in the key policy rate since...

Updated joint guidance for navigating virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and electronic shareholder...

To help organisations navigate holding AGMs and executing electronic documents in the current environment, the AICD has  updated its joint guidance with the Governance Institute of Australia, Aus...

Crises and Confidence

Global economic developments were again dominated by the war in Ukraine this week, with the conflict leading to higher commodity prices and increased commodity price volatility, tighter global financi...
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