Dr Brendan Rynne

Dr Brendan Rynne

Partner, Chief Economist

Articles by Dr Brendan Rynne

Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on the ABS labour force survey

The ABS figures show the labour market deteriorated through May, consistent with expectations that the Australian economy was in the midst of a sharp contraction due to the coronavirus shutdown.

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Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to March quarter accounts

The March figures are better than we had expected, and although for the June quarter we expect an 8 percent fall in GDP – given the wholesale shutdown in the economy – we are more optimistic than some for the overall 2020 forecast.

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Business & Economy

Implementing a circular economy fundamental to an environmentally and economically sustainable future.

Our modelling, commissioned by the CSIRO, shows by embracing a circular economy we can expect an increase in GDP of $23bn by 2025.

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Business & Economy

Productivity key to repaying the COVID-19 debt

In Australia’s economic system productivity occurs fundamentally as a consequence of businesses seeking a competitive advantage.

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Government & Public Sector

Australia’s COVID-19 performance: Good luck, good management or a combination of both?

One reason for Australia’s effective performance can be traced to our health system capability and preparedness, where we rank in the top 10 percent of all countries.

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Business & Economy

KPMG responds to government’s wage subsidy package

To me, really big measures are needed and this JobKeeper policy meets that need.

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Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to second Federal Government stimulus package

The government’s main focus at the moment appears to be to strengthen the safety net designed to help individuals and families impacted by COVID-1.

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Business & Economy

RBA adopts ‘whatever it takes’ approach to Quantitative Easing

The RBA was obliged to cut rates to 0.25%. It is right that monetary policy should be working in a co-ordinated manner with the government’s fiscal stimulus packages.

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Business & Economy

Coronavirus: Stimulus package to arrest recession fears

KPMG modelling in a report published today estimates Australian GDP would be at least 0.9 percent lower in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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