Business & Economy

KPMG Chief Economist, Dr Brendan Rynne, comments on today’s ABS data on unemployment and population

Overall, we believe the unemployment rate will stay around its new level for the next few months as the economy consolidates and handles the transition out of high levels of government support to the business sector.

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Sharpening the focus on risk in the Family Office

For nearly all family offices, the events of 2020 certainly didn’t kickstart the decade in the way they may have envisaged. In a year where the nation suffered both environmental and economic shocks, resilience was certainly put to the test.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to RBA cash rate announcement – is the bond market right or is the RBA?

Even with the current surge in house prices, the RBA has not changed the cash rate today – no surprise, given it has been signalling rates could stay at historically low levels until 2024.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist’s forecasts for Q4 and the remainder of 2021 

Given last week’s stronger than expected capital expenditure figures, we are upgrading our forecasts for this week’s Q4 GDP figure to 2.3 percent.

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What happens next? with Bernard Salt: Chinese entrepreneurs and the future of family businesses

As the Year of the Ox is upon us, we are enriched with a new sense of hope and for many of us, our attention turns to the future and what lies ahead. Hear how how young Chinese investors will approach the Australian market in 2021

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist comments on the ABS payroll data

The ABS data shows the Australian labour market, and hence the Australian economy, took a slight pause in its recovery during January in response to the additional lockdown procedures implemented over Christmas.

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How Wall Street got trampled by the herd: A behavioural science perspective on GameStop

It is not at all surprising to behavioural economists that herd behaviour has translated into market exuberance – again.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on today’s RBA announcement

As expected, the RBA kept its settings unchanged, and we do not anticipate any movement in the near future.

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Santa Claus can still come to town – what about the rest of us travelling from overseas?

With the festive holiday season in reach, temporary visa holders are weighing their options for visits home and employers will need to consider the extent to which they can accommodate these requests.

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On the path to recovery: KPMG responds to economic update

The Treasurer’s MYEFO statement today presents a rosier picture of Australia’s path to economic recovery than what was presented only 10 weeks ago when he announced the 2020-21 budget. 

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Student housing – COVID-19 gives an opportunity for developers and financiers to rethink its use

Developers will need to be agile and look at new housing trends and consider housing reconfigurations.

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Is time up for ‘Just-in-Time’?

‘Just-in-Time’ has undeniable efficiencies but, in a time of crisis, it also leaves us woefully exposed.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on today’s RBA announcement

The final RBA Board meeting of the year saw a continuation of the loosest monetary policy arrangements Australia has ever seen.

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