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Don's drilled into a greenback gusher

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CBD The repeated warnings by Woodside's outgoing chief executive, Don Voelte, about the impact of rising labour costs have again played out in the company's annual report.

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Last-minute swan dive for Paramor

CBD The former Mirvac chief executive Greg Paramor will be praying that Collingwood's winning streak against the Sydney Swans does not continue tomorrow when the embattled property group Folkestone...

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Qantas boss Joyce grounds his tongue

CBD The chief executive of Qantas, Alan Joyce, was careful yesterday to ensure there were no translation errors from his presentation of the airline's half year results.

The Babcock chairs that could be yours

CBD Onlookers, vultures and devotees of corporate collapses are making their way to Alexandria this week for what should be one of the last remaining Babcock & Brown asset sales.

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Chill wind blows in the bank chambers

CBD The hostilities between NAB and the other three big banks showed no sign of abating yesterday. There were concerns one of the lenders could take out a retaliatory newspaper ad explaining how...

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Leighton CFO walks the walk

CBD Leighton's chief financial officer, Peter Gregg, exuded a sense of achievement yesterday when he took to the lectern at the group's half-year results briefing.

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Bouris off to see ITS shareholders

CBD Mark Bouris is one step closer to making it to the mystical land of the Oz Securities Exchange. The Wizard Home Loan founder's plans to backdoor-list his investment advisory and mortgage broking...

Telstra's down, and Thodey's excited

CBD The chief executive of Telstra, David Thodey, cheered the telco's 36 per cent plunge in half-year profits yesterday, saying the company was finally on track to meet its targets.

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Putting profits into perspective

CBD Pressure is growing on the Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ralph Norris to lift his game after he again failed to deliver an excessive profit result.

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How to report a loss in translation

CBD Macquarie's chief executive, Nicholas Moore, was his usual straightforward self yesterday at an operational briefing to analysts.

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RedHill lays blame after downgrade

CBD The only comfort that Myer Holdings could draw from its nasty profit downgrade and share price plunge yesterday came from an even nastier downgrade and price fall

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Hurley-burly of a buyout pays nicely

CBD There appear to be some overlapping wages and bonuses being paid out by the troubled property group Valad (aka Invalid).

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Inspiration to get through the storm

CBD The Australian Banana Smoothie Association is under mounting pressure to properly explain the impact of cyclone Yasi on banana smoothie prices.

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ANZ Bank boss roasted by Koreans

CBD It is not only Kim Jong-il who has been feeling the wrath of the South Korean public lately. The country seems to have crafted a form of bank bashing that involves not only rage but also a more...

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Westpac's green credentials wilt

CBD The tree-hugging, low-emission and dolphin-friendly reputation of Westpac's chief executive, Gail Kelly, has taken a minor hit.

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Macquarie's fees will soften blow

CBD It is fortunate for Macquarie Group that its former broadcasting satellite, Southern Cross Media, appointed it to advise on its hefty $707 million takeover offer for Austereo Group.

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Hot tips to save you winding up as a bunny this year

CBD The past six weeks has been no summer holiday for CBD. This column has crisscrossed the Sydney basin for the finest crystal balls and best feng shui advice to get a clearer idea of what the coming...

A year of musings, rants and raves

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CBD The measurement of success in the corporate world can at times be too focused on share price performance and profitability.

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BoQ weighs up hot seats and lucky seats

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CBD The Bank of Queensland has found a cost-effective tactic to quickly win back the loyalty of shareholders after a profit downgrade.

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Not a silver spoon in sight at Hancock

CBD The iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart's sudden interest in media companies such as Ten Network and Fairfax Media seems just as intense as her fixation with a radio interview given on November 23 by the...