From Geopolitics to Budgets: Unpacking the key economic influences in 2024

Elections, conflict, interest rates, debts and deficits - what will be the biggest drivers shaping the global economy and influencing the Australian landscape in 2024? Join AICD’s Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell and special guest Export Finance Australia’s Chief Economist Cassandra Winzenried as they discuss the key themes and major risks likely to influence the year ahead.

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Recording available from: Friday, 16 February 2024
Expiry Date - Friday, 14 June 2024
Duration - 60

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Discussing the 2024 outlook for the global economy Cassandra will cover:

  • Heightened geopolitical tensions.
  • China’s economic slowdown and property sector turmoil.
  • Pressures on government finances from record public debt.
  • Upside inflation risks and financial vulnerabilities.
  • Social tensions, political divisions, and a record electoral year.

Then, set against this international backdrop, Mark will consider the prospects for the Australian economy:

  • Will the Australian consumer be able to cope with the ongoing income squeeze?
  • How will the government seek to manage the conflicting fiscal pressures surrounding Budget 2025?
  • When will the RBA start to cut interest rates?
  • What will this shifting economic environment mean for Australian businesses?

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