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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 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 ...

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.

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?

Director Sentiment Index: Glass Half Full

For the third survey in a row director sentiment has reached its highest point since 2011, largely off the back of increased confidence about the strength of the Australian economy, as well as other m...

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.

Optimism about falling government debt may be short lived

Stephen Walters GAICD warns that while there's good reason for board director optimism, we're not in the clear just yet.

Growing the size of Australian GST could boost state economics

The relative economic performance of Australian states is improving -- and board director confidence is on the rise.
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