Business & Economy

Building a better supply chain – the logistics of construction

The global population is predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050 and two out of every three of these people will be living in cities. But that presents a massive logistics challenge.

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Mental health reform is a social and economic investment for the future of Australia

Australia is in the midst of a productivity growth malaise, but an often unspoken outlier, improving mental health, could be the microeconomic reform of the 21st century.

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Ending workforce discrimination against women – it could have massive economic benefits

The problem is indisputable – women make up just over half of the Australian population yet, on average, they are paid $26,000 less per annum than men

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Logistics – the unlikely hero of business transformation

A company that has been restructured effectively will, in theory, be leaner, more efficient, better controlled and better focused on its business.

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Regardless of the threat of a trade war the global economy is still pushing strongly ahead

While the threat of a trade war lurks darkly in the corner, the good news is that, regardless, the global economy is still pushing strongly ahead.

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KPMG Economics report shows tariff retaliation would damage global growth

Governments and businesses around the world have expressed alarm at the possibility of a trade war developing from the planned US tariffs on steel and aluminium.

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Trump tax cuts pose serious questions for Australian economy

KPMG Economics’ global macroeconomic modelling suggests Australian GDP will be permanently reduced by 0.3 percent in the medium term as a direct consequence of the U.S. tax reforms. This equates to A$5bn and 25,000 jobs lost.

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Customer centricity: Not just a buzzword

It’s not surprising attracting and retaining customers is a top issue for boards around the world.

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Bucking the economic downturn: lessons from Western Australia

How do enterprises succeed during periods of economic downturn?

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Dealing with growing pains in Greater Western Sydney – why resilience must encompass justice

The expected growth in Western Sydney as it applies Smart City technologies, develops the stock of quality higher density living and digital connectivity will stimulate knowledge employment and new opportunities for business.

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Australian M&A market set for a bumper year

2018 looks like it will see the largest amount of capital raised by private equity since the GFC with an active private equity market driving M&A growth.

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The big issues of 2017 are still resonating so check your HR practices and policies against our top 10

The New Year is fast receding but the events of 2017 are not so easily put behind us. The “#metoo” movement and the renewed push to stamp out sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace is continuing to gain momentum.

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Australian economy pick-up follows in global slipstream

KPMG Economics in its final Quarterly Economic Outlook of the year has revised its forecasts for the global economy to 3.5 percent growth for 2017 and rising to 3.7 percent in 2018.

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