Business & Economy

Just one big family (business): Europe matches the concerns of family business in Australia

A recent survey of family business in Europe highlights just how similar their concerns are to those of Australian small business

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Australia’s cost competitiveness is fixable but needs a strong reform agenda

What Australia produces, and how much we produce it for, are both factors in how successful we will be as a country in the global marketplace.

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Distance to Default: the growing divide between retail’s haves and have nots

KPMG’s FY17 biannual Distance to Default analysis revealed the emergence of a much larger gap in D2D scores between retail’s big winners and the big losers.

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Why the west is to be won

Businesses who wish to profit from the growth and planned developments in Greater Western Sydney will need to think strategically for the long term

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Economic modelling of the National Energy Guarantee: will it ensure reliability and deliver the savings?

The National Energy Guarantee should help put downward pressure on electricity prices. Chief economist Brendan Rynne has ‘crunched’ the numbers.

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Corporate leadership: you need to know when it is time to go.

With a degree of churn amongst ASX100 CEOs over the past two years, it is important to remember the most important role of a Board of Directors of a publicly listed company is to appoint and remove the Chief Executive Officer.

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Stand out from the crowd: media content that taps into a customer’s zeitgeist has a competitive edge

If you want to stand out in the crowded media environment, try tapping into your customer’s zeitgeist.

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Third quarter economic results: can the global economy pull Australia along?

On balance of risks KPMG Economics maintains its forecast of global growth for 2017 with real GDP at 3.0 percent lifting to 3.4 percent in 2018.

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Safe to fail in the Harbour – the new Safe Harbour laws for companies facing insolvency

Successfully restructuring a distressed business is hard to do. It requires compromises and trade-offs in a high risk and emotionally charged environment.

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The rise of passive investing – a corporate governance issue

The rise of passive investing has been widely chronicled in the global financial media in terms of its appeal to investors and the potential “distortions” to the equity market. How far this shift will progress is a hotly-debated topic.

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Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis we do the sums and ask, are we there again?

Ten years on from the GFC it is instructive to look back at the key signs preceding the crisis and ask, a decade on, whether we are now clear from those problems?

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Seize the day: back to work incentives in Queensland suffer from lack of awareness

The state government has allocated $150m to regional Queensland and $27.5m in Brisbane and SE Queensland, for its Back to Work scheme, which follows similar moves made in recent years by other states.

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Australians align their investments with their values and it delivers abundant returns

Responsible investment funds are outperforming their average mainstream counterparts year on year, as the market for responsible investment continues to grow in Australia

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