Business & Economy

Stop holding back: five common obstacles to transforming procurement

Change. It’s critical to staying ahead. Especially for the procurement function, which is so steeped in old habits and long-standing processes that it is slowing valuable progress.

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Logistics is not an industry – it’s the function of movement itself

Developing a logistics mindset, can help businesses discover tremendous opportunities and sometimes those opportunities are the simplest of things.

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Economic prospects brighten, while world interest rates tumble

We forecast domestic annual GDP growth will rise to 1.9 percent in the second half of 2019 after bottoming out at 1.4 percent growth for the year ended 30 June 201

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Planning the future of retail

Successful retailers are increasingly finding that consumers wish to interact with them anytime, anywhere.

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ASIC’s regulation of Boardroom behaviour: being fair is simply doing what is right

How would you ensure a fair, strong and efficient financial system? If you’re ASIC, you could start with psychologists in the boardroom.

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Raising Newstart – an economic and social winner

The key here is that Newstart recipients are amongst the poorest people in society – so they spend, rather than save, almost all they receive, putting money back into the economy.

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Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on latest RBA rate cut.

By cutting rates, the RBA is sending a signal to the market, to politicians and to the community at large, that the Australian economy is not firing on all cylinders

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Election campaign lessons for marketers: money well spent and wasted

Like Christmas for retailers, and the Super Bowl for brands, the federal election is a date set in time that provides an immovable deadline for marketers.

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KPMG responds to GDP figures. Rate cuts could have been more aggressive

The sluggish GDP figures, particularly the weakness in household consumption, shows the RBA would have been justified in cutting cash rates faster.

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Australia CEOs bullish on local outlook as change gathers pace

Australian CEOs are defying the current economic outlook, and expressing confidence about local growth prospects between now and the end of 2022.

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Does it really matter if the RBA cuts rates tomorrow or not?

It seems inevitable the Reserve Bank of Australia will drop the cash rate in its meeting next week, and possibly again later in the year.

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After a decade of success stories, has the tourism industry become over reliant on social media?

The question for many boards and CEOs is whether this heavy reliance on social media is the optimal use of their marketing budgets.

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Don’t be in the dark on data privacy

Data is fast becoming one of the most important intangible assets and organisations need to take data privacy seriously.

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