Business & Economy

Mid-tier companies upbeat but eyeing end of stimulus measures

Despite the challenges, it is encouraging to see a generally upbeat mood among the CEOs, CFOs and directors surveyed in terms of prospects for the next few years.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on the ABS June quarter national accounts

The latest GDP results shows the national economy screeched to halt in the June quarter of 2020, declining 7 percent from the previous quarter, to be down 0.2 percent year on year.

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Student intake could fill the skilled migration COVID gap

Among the myriad reasons to hope for a vaccine for COVID-19 is that an ongoing shortfall in skilled immigration will significantly damage Australia’s medium-term economic fortunes.

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The importance of resilience in our communities and our businesses

As we enter yet another period of extreme disruption it is evident that one truth remains – we need to remain resilient.

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KPMG responds to JobKeeper 2.0 and the RBA economic forecast

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to RBA economic forecast Following detailed analysis of the Victoria stage 4 lockdown, KPMG has reviewed its central case scenario for the outlook…

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, assesses the impact of Victoria’s stage 4 measures  

Yesterday’s announcement of a stage 4 lockdown in my home state of Victoria took us yet further into new territory.

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Industrial Relations: Working together for reform

COVID-19 presents a shared opportunity to urgently regrow the economy and tackle some of the known challenges with our industrial relations system.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to the Treasurer’s statement

The figures may err slightly on the pessimistic side – while everything depends on the health outcomes, the Australian economy does have a natural resilience, which we saw with 330,000 jobs being created between the low of early April and the end of the June quarter.

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What Happens Next? with Bernard Salt: food & agriculture

Join Matt Moran, Emma Germano & Robert Poole to find out more.

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KPMG welcomes JobKeeper and JobSeeker announcement

For years, KPMG has been advocating a rise in the level of Newstart, and the new JobSeeker level is still a healthy rise on that, which is socially and economically justified.

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Customer Connections and Mindful Consumption – the future of consumer behaviour

It is no surprise 40 percent of Australian’s consider themselves financially constrained due to the impact of the pandemic, with ramifications in consumer spending habits for the foreseeable future.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, Chief Economist comments on the latest ABS Labour force data

While these are a “beautiful set of numbers” we already know this rebound in employment is not likely to last into July because of the re-imposition of lockdown restrictions in Melbourne

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COVID-19 an opportunity for Family Offices to review their purpose

For Family Offices now is a good time to reassess and prepare for the future through a thorough review into their structure and purpose.

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