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Global economic slowdown to further affect Australian economy

Australians can expect a further slowdown of the economy as the US and European bond markets continue to fall, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

Driving innovation: the boardroom gap

Innovation is both disrupting and creating opportunities for Australian businesses, Not-for-Profits, and governments. How boards lead their organisations in this environment is critical to the long- t...

Public investment could save the Australian economy

As private investment stalls, the RBA argues public investment could be the boost the Australian economy needs, says AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

East Asia's trade imports on rocky ground

A global decline in foreign direct investments and world trade could mean there are challenging times ahead for Australia's largest export market.

How low can the RBA rate cuts go?

Following the June 2019 cash rate cut to a new low of 1.25 per cent, experts are tipping another cut over the next few months.

Risks ahead for the global economy

Ongoing decline in the global economy could impact trade and productivity, says AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

2019 Post-election economic outlook

In the wake of the “status quo” election result, what’s next for the Australian economy? On the agenda are an ongoing housing sector correction, likely official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) interes...

Business leaders work towards a sustainable finance future

The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative aims to mobilise capital to support greater social, environmental and economic outcomes for Australia.

IAG’s climate action scorecard

What is Australia’s biggest insurer dong to tackle the threat posed to its business and society by climate change? IAG chair Elizabeth Bryan AM FAICD outlines how IAG works with government and ...

Director sentiment falls to lowest in two years on global economic uncertainty

The confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI).
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