Dr Brendan Rynne

Dr Brendan Rynne

Partner, Chief Economist

bjrynne@kpmg.com.au

Articles by Dr Brendan Rynne

Business & Economy

Inflation concerns and questions over investment: comments on today’s ABS data on capex and business sentiment

The latest ABS survey shows how inflationary concerns are becoming more widespread across the Australian business community

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Business & Economy

Wages growth on the up but still below inflation

Headline numbers suggest that over the month to 16 April payroll jobs were down by 0.8 percent, but, over the year ended 16 April, payroll jobs were up 2.0 percent.

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Business & Economy

Retail spending, housing and trade: Dr Sarah Hunter and Dr Brendan Rynne respond to the latest figures

Volatile times with retail spending up, housing approvals down and a strong trade surplus.

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Business & Economy

RBA presses go on the cash rate increase

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to the RBA’s announcement

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Business & Economy

Inflation now walking briskly, but not yet running. RBA first move not till June but more likely to be 0.4%

KPMG remains of the view the central bank will hold off raising rates until after the election.

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Business & Economy

Super-low unemployment rate puts more focus on RBA

A forecast of a further six 25bp rises over the rest of the year will add to the pressure facing the RBA Board to raise Australia’s cash rate sooner rather than later.

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Business & Economy

No cash rate move likely till Q3. Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to RBA announcement

KPMG anticipates adjusting the cash rate upwards is unlikely to be in play until Q3, probably the August 2022 meeting at the earliest.

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Business & Economy

‘Very strong’ result for unemployment rate figures. Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist responds to ABS monthly labour data

Despite Omicron surging through the community during the summer holiday period Australia’s unemployment rate was maintained at a near-record low of 4.2 percent.

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