Dr Brendan Rynne

Dr Brendan Rynne

Chief Economist, KPMG Australia

Articles by Dr Brendan Rynne

Business & Economy

Federal Government co-funds further business support for NSW and Victoria

With COVID-19 restrictions continuing in both New South Wales and Victoria the Federal Government is contributing to economic support programs in both states.

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Business & Economy

Australia’s GDP likely to drop by $10b following extended COVID-19 restrictions

Understanding the economic impact of the current restrictions is very difficult, and comparing to past lockdowns is useful, but only to a point.

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Business & Economy

Why during a pandemic are house prices soaring?

One of the conundrums of the COVID-19 era to many is why during a pandemic – with recession only having been staved off by mass government stimulus packages – house prices have been soaring.

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Business & Economy

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

The RBA Board has announced it will continue with highly accommodative monetary policy settings in the near term, albeit with a couple of the monetary policy levers notched back a step.

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Government & Public Sector

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist comments on the NSW Budget

The underlying economic premise of this budget is one of turning the corner and focusing on a more prosperous and progressive future.

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Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on the March quarter GDP figures

The statistics show that, as hoped for by the Government, the drivers of the economic growth are shifting away from  COVID-19 related government support spending to additional expenditure by businesses and households.

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Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, comments on RBA rate decision

As anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia board today left the cash rate unchanged at 0.1 percent, despite increasing noise about an impending uptick in inflation and wages. KPMG believes…

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Business & Economy

Dr Brendan Rynne, Chief Economist, comments on today’s ABS employment data

KPMG expects the consequences of JobKeeper and other support packages ending will play out fully over the next few months.

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Business & Economy

Economy bounces back but private investment shortfall looms

The Australian economy has bounced back from the COVID-induced economic downturn faster and stronger than all expectations.

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