187 - Lost in the supermarket
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by The Australian Institute of Company Directors
4d ago
A review into the supermarket code of conduct landed this week, raising fresh questions about competition. Can we raise prices for suppliers, while also lowering prices for consumers? Would increasing competition lead to more innovation? Or has the supermarket experience improved despite the lack of competition? Plus, strong US jobs numbers and an infleciton point in the AICD's Director Sentiment Index ..read more
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186 - Statistical error
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
1w ago
Questioning the official labour market data used to be the preserve of conspiracy theorists, but the surveys across the globe have been plagued by problems recently. Can we continue to trust these key economic indicators? Plus, dovish noises from the Reserve Bank on interest rates, as inflation continues to ease, though house prices march on ..read more
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184 - Per capita pain
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
1M ago
Australia's GDP per capital continues to go backwards as growth slows to snail's pace. Plus, we look ahead to next week's RBA meeting, Powell hints interest rate cuts might be imminent in the US and more Swiftonomics ..read more
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183 - Narrowing path
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
1M ago
Inflation is falling but so is growth, is the path to a soft landing for Australia narrowing still? Plus, a deal for what it's worth at the WTO and the UK economy as Willy Wonka experience ..read more
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182 - Trade daze
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
1M ago
The World Trade Organisation met last week. Not that you'd know it. Is the dream of global trade done? Plus, with real wages finally growing, could the RBA really raise rates again ..read more
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181 - Bumpy road
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
2M ago
An uptick in US inflation shows the path back down might not be smooth, plus back home the labour market cools, hyperinflation in Argentina, and is Bitcoin back ..read more
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179 - This one's optimistic
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
2M ago
Inflation is moderating in Australia and the IMF says the global economy is on "the final descent toward a soft landing". 2024 might be looking up. Plus, what to expect from next week's new look RBA meeting ..read more
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178 - Stage 3 and me
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
2M ago
We look at the government's changes to the Stage 3 tax cuts. How will this affect the distribution and will they be inflationary? Plus, business confidence plunges and the IMF warns against cutting rates any time soon ..read more
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176 - A merry little quizmas
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by Australian Institute of Company Directors
4M ago
It's another bumper quizmas episode. We score Mark on last year's forecasts and gaze into the crystal ball to see what's ahead in 2024. Thank you to all of our listeners. Have a great break! We'll be back in January with more epsiodes ..read more
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175 - Polyphonic spree
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by The Australian Institute of Company Directors
4M ago
The RBA will now speak with multiple voices with all board members expected to speak to the public. Will this lead to greater transparency or muddy the waters further? Plus, more bumper jobs growth, the MYEFO reveals another jump in tax receipts, Milei takes his razor to Argentine spending and another COP climate conference goes by ..read more
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