Business & Economy

Blue skies, some clouds: Enterprise Client Pulse Check captures mid-market mood.

Just over half of small to medium sized businesses are optimistic about their future especially those based in NSW and Victoria .

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A $100 billion farm sector in 12 years? Audacious but achievable

So what are some of the areas where tough decisions toned to be made to make such an ambitious target?

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Deeper and more meaningful customer segmentation – marketing’s forgotten tribes

Somewhere between one-to-one marketing and mass marketing, there’s a strategy which is slowly being lost.

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Economic growth slows but ‘per capita recession’ talk is unhelpful

Our view is not as gloomy as some. While overall KPMG sees the short-term economic outlook remaining mixed, we remain optimistic that growth should start to lift through 2019.

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‘Social licence’ remains key in ASX Corporate Governance overhaul

Last week the ASX Corporate Governance Council hit the right mark when issuing its new, fourth set of the Principles which should guide corporate behaviour in Australia.

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KPMG Chief Economist Brendan Rynne comments on latest GDP figures

The Australian economy has slowed dramatically during the final quarter of 2018, with GDP growth of only 0.2 percent q/q, and 2.3 percent y/y

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Could the Tea Room be the new Board Room?

Corporate Australia is responding to challenging times with conduct and trust in the spotlight.

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Brand power in the age of declining trust

A KPMG report last year found that “trust has declined in almost every major economy and many developing ones”.

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The ‘Midnight Compromise’. Could M&A dealmakers offer a key to end the UK-EU deadlock?

For two years, UK politicians have used the standard political toolkit to find a solution to Brexit. That toolkit – the cajoling, horse-trading, arm-twisting and old fashioned brinkmanship – has so far not delivered.

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Retail catches a cold; transport prepares for the flu

Retail is in the doldrums, with a blocked nose, sore throat and a wintry cold right in the middle of summer. But the infection won’t be limited to retailers

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Automotive Industry enters ‘perfect storm’ of change and uncertainty

You don’t need to be a motor industry specialist to know that the Australian and global automotive industries are facing major challenges.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Melbourne property market to recover before Sydney

Sydney and Melbourne house prices will continue to fall further this financial year, before plateauing and then recovering over the following two years

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After the truce: what happens if the trade war spooks financial markets?

The global stock markets have been suffering pre-Christmas jitters this week over fears of a possible US interest rate rise and a general alarm over the world economy.

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