Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden analyses and comments on business, the markets and the economy.

Malcolm Maiden

Leighton yields to the Spanish coup

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Malcolm Maiden Leighton shareholders who don't sell out after ACS's coup are in for an interesting ride.

Purge

Problem projects made Hochtief move on Leighton invevitable

Leighton.

Malcolm Maiden Leighton's problems brought on the push by its Spanish-controlled German parent to take the reins.

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Myer, David Jones merger faces share price catch-22

The Age News
4th February 2014
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Generic Myer and David jones shopper pictures at Bourke st Mall.

Malcolm Maiden Is Myer correct in asserting that the groups are tailor-made for a marriage of equals?

Iron giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to weather price storm

Rio Tinto's Bengalla coal mine.

Malcolm Maiden Concerns are rising that supply is outstripping demand, but it's more complicated.

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Rio, BHP brush off iron slump

Malcolm Maiden The iron price slump pulls on a classic supply-side squeeze, and Australia's iron ore whales are best placed as it occurs.

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Glenn Stevens defends his reserve towards $A

Glenn Stevens.

Malcolm Maiden A lower $A would give companies more reasons to invest, but the currency is far from friendless.

Opinion

Mega-funds spark a ports boom

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Malcolm Maiden The shape of the sale of the Port of Melbourne depends on which party is in government.

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Joyce may benefit from false move

Malcolm Maiden Qantas' big shareholders allowed the current guard to defend market share at the cost of profits.

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Ukraine: Pressure is on but no need to panic

Vladimir Putin

Malcolm Maiden How much should investors worry about Ukraine after Russia's military intervention? As of Tuesday, a little, but not a lot.

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Just cruising: That sums up the fiscal reporting season

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Malcolm Maiden Profit reporting season is here. It isn't the Titanic but it's not a pleasure cruise either.

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Qantas facing headwind in air battle

Malcolm Maiden Alan Joyce is right when he says that the Qantas group is being hit by external headwinds.

Clear skies for service sector growth

Malcolm Maiden Competition among the airlines has intensified, ticket prices have fallen.

Crash landing Qantas had to have

Qantas

Malcolm Maiden Qantas will get to the end of its reconstruction road.

What NBN needs is much more networking

NBN

Malcolm Maiden Ziggy Switkowski and a new management team reshape Australia's biggest infrastructure project.

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McClintock hints at wriggle-room over merger

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Malcolm Maiden Topics of merger and Brookes' replacement as CEO are clearly intertwined.

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Brookes' extension Myer's latest move in DJs merger dance

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Bernie Brookes, MD of Myer at the companys 1/2 year results announcement in melbourne this afternoon. Story by Nabila Ahmed for companies. AFR FIRST USE ONLY PLEASE #123862

Malcolm Maiden Myer's decision to extend Bernie Brookes' tenure as chief executive of the department store group is tightly bound up with its hope that rival David Jones will re-engage in merger talks that it...

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What now for Wesfarmers as Coles boss Ian McLeod to depart?

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Malcolm Maiden Wesfarmers has done some big, good things since it took over the Coles group in late November 2007.

Mining

Efficiency drive pays off for big players

Malcolm Maiden BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto spent what they needed to spend to ramp up production and meet sharply rising demand during the resources boom.

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Point Henry closure: Don't bother with the blame game

The ALCOA plant at Point Henry in Victoria.February 8th, 2012, The Australian Finacial Review. Picture by Mal Fairclough

Malcolm Maiden The closure of Victoria's Point Henry aluminium smelter is not our fault, and in important ways it's not US-based Alcoa's fault, either.

Hockey's juggling shapes as a high-wire feat

Joe Hockey.

Malcolm Maiden Hockey's first budget in May is going to set the tone for the government's economic management.