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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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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to today’s GDP figures for Q4, 2019

As widely anticipated the GDP growth figure release today was 0.5 percent – it is modest but will begin to look impressive by the time we see the Q1 2020 figures.

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Shining a light on Australia’s controversial east coast gas pricing – a new ABS tool

The new ABS gas price index shines some light on the opaqueness of gas supply agreements, increasing the transparency and quality of information available in the market.

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