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The Economic Weekly with Mark Thirlwell GAICD

Mark Thirlwell GAICD is the AICD's chief economist. He has nearly 30 years' experience as an economist, with a focus on international political economy at the Bank of England, JPMorgan, the Export Finance and Investment Corporation, the Lowy Institute and Austrade. In his e-newsletter The Economic Weekly, Mark provides a round-up of key reports and events for directors and business leaders.

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