PODCAST: Rates, risks, and Australia’s wage growth problem

Left to right: Stephen Koukoulas of Market Economics, Tapas Strickland of the NAB and BI’s market and economics reporter, David Scutt

On this week’s episode, David is joined by Stephen Koukoulas of Market Economics and Tapas Strickland of the National Australia Bank to discuss Australia’s GDP report, the outlook for the Australian dollar and interest rates, along with the greatest risks posed to the global economy in late 2017.

We also discuss the recent divergence between Australian business and consumer confidence readings, including a deep-dive into what’s been driving soft wage growth, and assess whether it poses a risk for the Australian economy next year.

The footy finals are also dissected to determine who’ll win the AFL and NRL premierships.

The panel puts the mocker on the Melbourne Storm, unanimously declaring that they’ll win the NRL premiership in a canter.

You can find the show on iTunes, or listen in below. Enjoy!

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