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Inflation propelled to 13-year high
30 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
Australia’s annual headline rate of inflation, as captured by the consumer price index (CPI), surged to 3.8 per cent in the June quarter this year. That’s the first time the inflatio...
Delta drags down jobs, retail trade and consumer confidence
23 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
It was a relatively quiet week on the data front, but those releases we did receive largely confirmed that the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the state lockdowns led by New South Wales are now having a...
Unemployment rate below five per cent for first time in a decade
16 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
Australia’s unemployment rate fell to just 4.9 per cent in June, its lowest rate since December 2010. The New South Wales government has extended its lockdown of Greater Sydney, raising ri...
RBA to taper monetary policy support
9 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
At its 6 July 2021 meeting, the RBA decided to stick with the April 2024 government bond as its yield curve target, meaning that the maturity of that target will fall over time. The central bank also...
Australia forecast to be older, poorer and smaller in future
2 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
The ABS said that the number of job vacancies jumped to a record high of 362,500 in May 2021, up 57 per cent (132,000) from pre-pandemic levels. CoreLogic reported that national house prices rose 1.9...
Thank you for your service
1 July 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
The rising importance of non-market services could enhance Australia’s economic outlook and improve our quality of life, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD.
1 July 2021
Well-timed moves and a strong governance structure has helped Australia’s sovereign wealth fund mature. So what comes next?
Governing in the future
Companies in the crosshairs
1 July 2021 | Christopher Niesche
The boards of listed companies must now deal with potentially chaotic new elements in shareholder relations.
Lockdown drags on business activity, payroll jobs and retail sales
25 June 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
The Flash Australia Composite PMI fell for a second successive month in June, pulled down by COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria and supply-side strains. Even so, private sector activity continues to e...
Unemployment falls to pre-pandemic 5.1 per cent
18 June 2021 | Mark Thirlwell MAICD
The ABS said that Australia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in May this year as employment rose by more than 115,000 people. Minutes from the 1 June Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reser...