Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Market movers pushed about by politics

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Adele Ferguson There's little surprise that the two big movers on the ASX today are Macarthur Coal and News Corp. But they are experiencing the very different effects of being caught up in politics.

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Government must remember the ghosts of venture capital banks past

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Adele Ferguson The Gillard government would do well to remember the ghost of the disastrous Victorian Economic Development Corporation when it is scoping out its new $10 billion green bank, which will be bankrolled...

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Carbon capture turns renewables cash to 'slush'

Adele Ferguson The Gillard government would do well to remember the ghost of the disastrous Victorian Economic Development Corporation when it is scoping out its new $10 billion green bank, which will be bankrolled...

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Tax complication spooks investors

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Adele Ferguson The market was always going to take a beating after the details of the carbon tax were announced. What wasn’t expected was the extent.

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Property trusts struggle in shadow of debt

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Adele Ferguson As the $75 billion listed property trust sector awaits the verdict on July 27 of a hedge fund attack on Charter Hall, other hedge funds are waiting in the wings, using cash-settled equity swaps to...

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Give, take policy with eye on polls

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Adele Ferguson It seems Julia Gillard is positioning herself as the Mary Poppins of politics. In her latest carbon tax reform package she has given two spoonfuls of sugar to the majority of the electorate to boost...

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A spoonful of tax cuts helps carbon medicine go down

Adele Ferguson It seems Julia Gillard is positioning herself as the Mary Poppins of politics. In her latest carbon tax reform package, she has given two spoons of sugar to the majority of the electorate to boost...

Hedge funds in hiding and ready to swoop

Adele Ferguson As the $75 billion listed property trust sector awaits the verdict on July 27 of a hedge fund attack on Charter Hall, other hedge funds are waiting in the wings, using cash-settled equity swaps to...

Stealth and taxes: ATO sets its technology on evaders

Shoji Sasa (Head Barrista) at Sideshow Cafe, part of Single Origin Coffee, Surry Hills. GOOD LIVING-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande on July 6, 2011

Adele Ferguson IF YOU'RE wealthy, an investor, an executive or operate in the cash economy, the taxman is watching you.

First Mover

Elders statement puts heat on Ludwig

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Adele Ferguson The move by Elders to put out a statement to the ASX putting a figure the cost to its business of the live cattle ban will crank up the pressure on the minister for agriculture Joe Ludwig to resign...

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Date with recession not what embattled sectors had in mind

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Adele Ferguson If there was any doubt that a big chunk of the Australian economy outside the mining industry is flirting with recession, then the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey on business expectations for the...

First Mover

Survey underscores grim times for business

First mover

Adele Ferguson If there was any doubt that a big chunk of the Australian economy outside of mining is flirting with recession then the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey on business expectations for the September...

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MTAA Super to feel the blowtorch

Adele Ferguson The drums were beating for change at the top of one of the country's biggest super funds, MTAA Super,before crisis talks regarding the launch of a new motoring body that has a mandate for radical...

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Super fund faces blowtorch as motoring body revs up for change

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Adele Ferguson The drums are beating for change at the top of one of the country's biggest super funds, MTAA Super, ahead of crisis talks.

First Mover

New motoring body to keep MTAA in headlights

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Adele Ferguson The launch of a new motoring body today spells the latest chapter in the ongoing saga involving one of the country's biggest super funds, MTAA Super.

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Letter reveals MTAA's long battle with regulator

Adele Ferguson In August last year, the boss of one of the country's biggest super funds, MTAA Super Fund, wrote a letter that said the trustee of the fund had been "bedevilled by APRA" for

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Clouded view is a Super headache

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Adele Ferguson In August last year, the boss of one of the country's biggest super funds, MTAA Super Fund, wrote a letter that said the trustee of the fund had been 'bedevilled by APRA' for years.

First Mover

Profit downgrade season ahead

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Adele Ferguson With the bulk of boardrooms hours away from closing off financial accounts for the year, it is only a matter of time before company downgrades begin.

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Wickenby renders havens high-risk

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Adele Ferguson AUSTRALIA's controversial tax sting, Project Wickenby, and serious non-compliance prosecutions were cranked up this year, with the Australian Tax Office completing 280 audits, 600 reviews and raising...

Big business, secret tax havens in ATO's spotlight

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Adele Ferguson Expect more prosecutions to come out of Project Wickenby in the next year.