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Battling narratives and Australia’s economic outlook

Large changes in business and consumer confidence can have important economic consequences, with swings in optimism and pessimism one source of shifts in overall economic momentum. Sure, the causality...

Weekly Updates

Here’s the latest weekly Economic Update from AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell.

Introducing the AICD's new chief Economist

AICD's new chief economist Mark Thirlwell outlines the key trends shaping the global economy, technology and international relations.

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...

“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 ...
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