Business & Economy

Leap Year Boost for Federal Government – a $1bn windfall to tax coffers

Who needs tax reform when you have the Gregorian Calendar? Says KPMG Chief Economist Brendan Rynne.

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Confronting Australia’s productivity crisis: are we still a clever country?

Here’s a confronting reality. In the world’s advanced countries productivity growth has slowed to such an extent over the last decade and a half that genuine fears are being held…

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Sunny M&A outlook undimmed by stock market clouds

The story of the first few weeks of 2016 has been one of stock market turmoil around the globe. So surely this has had a detrimental effect on corporate finance…

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‘Cow share’ and ‘impossible foods’, disrupting agribusiness from the ground up

Disruption is occurring across countless sectors, with agribusiness no exception. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have now discovered (and are loving) the immense potential to revolutionise agriculture.

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2016: The year of generational change

At the beginning of every year everyone wants to know what will be the trends. In 2016, Bernard Salt is taking a generational view.

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North America – a rich source of investors for Australian equities

It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that as at the end of 2014, 50 percent of the $US74 trillion of assets under management for the global fund…

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Everything I know about consulting I learned from my permaculture garden

My suburban backyard, seven kilometres from the city, is my weekend urban farm. Runner beans climb the boundaries and the peach tree is laden with fuzzy walnut-sized baubles of promise.

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Family businesses welcome the entrepreneurial spirit

Optimism and drive to embrace technology key success factors for family businesses in 2015.

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The future of work: jobs in the knowledge economy

There is no question that Australia and the rest of the world are shifting to knowledge work. Jobs that have been expanding over the past 15 years have been in health,…

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The disruptive impact of the eSIM: your relationship with your telco will never be the same

Apple and Samsung are signalling an intention to move to a digital e-SIM in their next generation of mobile handsets. While at face value this may seem a minor shift,…

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Make good intentions a reality to deliver business success

When it comes to planning for growth, Australia’s SMEs have good intentions but they often stumble with effective implementation. The 2015 KPMG Private Enterprise Growth Intentions Snapshot, just released, found…

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Busy time for Australian M&A predicted as cheap stocks capture the market’s attention

Despite the gloomy headlines about recent volatility in world markets, there is a growing appetite predicted for M&A transactions both globally and in Australia in the coming year.

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The lost 10 percent: how companies are missing out on profits

The sluggish state of the Australian economy has given rise to much comment on issues like tax, regulation, productivity and the weakening dollar. An area less covered – but no…

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