Brian Robins Without an election to fight, the NSW state budget was always going to be a low-key affair.
Brian Robins Low interest rates and an upswing in the property market have resulted in the state government budgeting to receive a record $5 billion in stamp duties.
Brian Robins The state government has lifted the payroll tax threshold while removing indexation – meaning more small business owners will be subject to the tax in coming years.
Brian Robins Energy retailer AGL has won government approval to hike gas prices in NSW by 9.2 per cent.
Brian Robins Victorian households and businesses are faced with sharply higher gas prices over the next few years.
Brian Robins Clients of Australia's sole ASX-listed health insurer, NIB, are not as healthy as it hoped.
Brian Robins A NSW government plan to allow electricity retailers to make fatter profits in a bid to drive down power prices, has been slammed as ‘‘inappropriate’’.
Brian Robins Health insurer NIB is cautious of its year-to-June pretax profit outlook, forecasting it will come in at the low end of the forecast range of $75-78 million.
Brian Robins CSR has flagged the prospect of 'bolt-on' acquisitions as it seeks to recover following an ill-thought expansion into glass production.
Brian Robins Australia's shale oil and gas reserves could up to 10 times the existing estimates.
Brian Robins Mining companies are faced with increased capital risk, exacerbated by focus on short-term returns.
Brian Robins Rio Tinto is reportedly soon to finalise the sale of a large minority stake in Coal & Allied.
Brian Robins Australia's shale gas reserves could be as much as 10 times the existing known gas reserves, according to a US government report.
Brian Robins Building materials group CSR has warned of continued tough trading conditions, which may limit any rebound in earnings after a tough year to March when it lost $149.6 million.
Brian Robins The parallel universe that is the electricity market has its own version of Blue Hills.
Brian Robins If you are an international fund manager and you want to hold an Australian goldminer, you have precious few investment options beyond Newcrest.
Brian Robins In any business there is always an ''X'' factor, something frmo left field that could undermine growth.
Brian Robins Coles boss Ian McLeod has launched a spirited defence of its tactics to squeeze its suppliers.
Brian Robins Yancoal Australia has warned of continued 'difficult' conditions in the global market.
Brian Robins Origin Energy managing director warns the global fallout from the US shale revolution will increase pressure on Australian coal.