Business & Economy

Alison Kitchen talks Davos

What struck me most was the number of ‘new voices’ at the table. Young voices, powerful voices of the marginalised and often poorer countries.

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Twelve marketing matters that matter in 2020

Delivering on promises and doing the right thing are the major contributors to building trust.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to today’s RBA rate decision

I believe the RBA was, on balance, correct to hold rates today – but it must have been a tough call.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, Chief Economist 4th quarter economic update

The decade may have changed but the picture for the global economy has not – we seem set for a prolonged period of slow growth.  

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Digital transformation top CEO concern for 2020

The new entrants to the Top 10 list this year are global political and economic environment; sustainability & climate change; leadership capability; and workforce upskilling.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist responds to MYEFO statement

We believe the real question marks surrounding MYEFO relate to the expenditure side of the government accounts.

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Hands on in the agribusiness industry

Despite my family-farming background, an eight-month career break as a station hand gave me new perspectives and a fresh take on corporate agriculture.

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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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