Topic: Economics


ASX response to COVID-19 market conditions

ASX has released a package of regulatory relief to assist listed companies manage their disclosure obligations and help investors remain informed during a time of extreme market volatility due to the...

Coronavirus wage subsidy scheme: what you need to know

The Federal government has announced $130 billion in wage subsidies to halt the unemployment spiral caused by COVID-19.

Economic indicators plummet at a rate exceeding that of the Great Recession

Last week, we noted that the extent of financial market turmoil was reminiscent of the global financial crisis (GFC). This week we’ve seen increasing numbers of forecasters suggest that the Coronavir...

AICD welcomes COVID-19 stimulus, regulatory relief

The AICD has strongly welcomed the government's package of measures to support organisations through the COVID-19 crisis.

Government gives relief to directors on insolvent trading laws as part of coronavirus response packa...

The government has given six month relief to directors for any personal liability from trading while insolvent as part of its COVID-19 response package.

COVID-19 – Can your business survive a recession?

The Reserve Bank of Australia this week cut interest rates to a record low and announced measures to prevent a coronavirus-driven recession. Could your business survive a recession? Here we outline st...

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.

RBA goes unconventional as COVID-19 crises prompts radical policy responses

The economic impact of COVID-19 is unfolding through a series of interconnected crises. In the real economy these will take the form of vicious demand and supply shocks. Although these are now appeari...

Canberra hits the stimulus button as WHO declares pandemic and global markets tumble.

The federal government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package designed to support business and jobs. Markets are also pricing in another RBA rate cut at next month’s meeting. Signs of the im...

The economic impact of COVID-19

In this video from #AGS2020, AlphaBeta founder Andrew Charlton and AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell discussed the economic impact of COVID-19 and how businesses need to prepare.
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