Business & Economy

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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Shifting demographics are changing priorities for retail investors

Demographic changes are making retail investors, on average, younger and more educated – with consequences for business.

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Australian retail investors are driven by values, not just value

The majority of Australian retail investors would accept lower financial returns if it meant companies they invested in always behaved ethically towards customers, employees, and community.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on RBA decision and other economic data

The RBA was right to keep rates on hold at 1 percent today and leave any further cuts till later in the year.

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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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