Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to the 3rd quarter GDP figures

The latest GDP results reaffirm the economy is stuck in slow mode, with both consumption and investment activity treading water

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SMEs: business’s forgotten people

SMEs want better access to business services and capital injections

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Australia’s Building and Construction cash flow crunch

In FY19, Australia saw 1,515 companies in the construction sector enter external administration, an increase of 12 percent from FY18.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on today’s RBA meeting

I would suggest that the most prudent action from tomorrow’s Board meeting is for the RBA is to keep rates on hold.

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ACT tops nation’s rankings for economic and social resilience

Major drought conditions afflicting most parts of Eastern Australia and flooding in Queensland; and the substantial closure of the car manufacturing industry in South Australia and Victoria. How resilient are our states in facing up to such events?

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The Sponsorship Dilemma: Who do you really want to associate with?

What is the risk of populism swinging the brand association from positive to negative? From more people loving it, to more people not?

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Chief Economist Brendan Rynne’s quarterly economic update

Geopolitical risks are increasingly impacting the outlook of the global economy.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on RBA decision

While the decision to cut the cash rate by 25bp to 0.75 percent was priced into the market as a near certainty, the factors influencing the outcome were certainly not straightforward. 

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Growth in a G-Zero World

Re-engineered businesses can provide not only a stronger sense of purpose, but are also more sustainable growth in the longer term.

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Show them where you’re going and make sure they want to come

A new report on retail investors shows they are just as concerned about strategy as they are about performance.

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Gender equity leads to better balanced investing

More so than men, women want the companies they invest in to balance the needs of shareholders with employees and community.

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Discarding investors zero-sum mindset between ethics and returns

It’s good news that most Australian retail investors would be prepared to accept lower financial returns in exchange for ethically and responsible corporate behaviour.

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Playing the logistics game for real

In logistics and transport games are being used in everything from picking and packing, to shift management and to safe and fuel-efficient driving.

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