If the Turnbull government's primary aim in slugging the banks with a levy is to raise $6.2 billion over four years, then it may have miscalculated.
Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.
For those who consider themselves experts or even gifted amateurs on United States politics, there are opportunities to punt that knowledge.
This bidding war is likely to move the 176-year-old media group into foreign hands.
The imminent arrival of Amazon has skewered Wesfarmers' ability to do what it does best – horse trading assets.
The latest missive from the activist fund manager is an aggressive assault on BHP's strategy, performance and the billions of dollars Elliott says the company has lost.
Aldi is ramping up its marketing efforts with a new brand campaign.
The arrival of Amazon will be an existential moment for some retailers and it will almost certainly trigger of wave of industry rationalisation.
The federal government's bank levy is as personal as it is punitive and political.
The very notion of having the owner of Sydney's Kingsford Smith airport, Sydney Airport, build and operate the city's second airport at Badgerys Creek is akin to putting the turkey in charge of Thanksgiving.
Woolworths was expected to beat Coles in the latest quarterly bout of the great supermarket war. But it shot the lights out.