Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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Telstra key to stop NBN wobbles

Malcolm Maiden The new Abbott government briefly lost control of the optics of its national broadband network remake, but it actually does have a plan.

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Abbott's casualties pile up in orderly fashion

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Malcolm Maiden The ''first 100 days'' playbook for Tony Abbott is rolling out pretty much according to plan so far.

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Bernanke inaction cause for confidence

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Malcolm Maiden There's more evidence, on balance, that the US economy is accelerating rather than stalling.

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Fed's delay a cause for confidence

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Malcolm Maiden Through inaction, Bernanke has meanwhile demonstrated that the Fed can be flexible.

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Poor growth behind Fed decision

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Malcolm Maiden The market's dummy-spit in May and June set the scene for today's announcement by the Fed.

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Beyond the precipice comes a wall of worry

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Malcolm Maiden September 15 exposed the structural damage that gearing in the system had caused.

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Has Brookes put the cart before the horse?

Malcolm Maiden There are new ways to shop, Myer cannot easily respond and it is beginning to show.

Signs are ominous for Myer

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Malcolm Maiden Bernie Brookes is doing what he can to shore up the Myer group's earnings, but the half- by-half trend for the department store group is ominous.

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Promising signs of a China bounce

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Malcolm Maiden The mechanics of a bounce are less important than the fact that the bounce is apparently under way.

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ASX opens book on capital raisings

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Malcolm Maiden Stock exchange to dip its oar in river of gold when new platform goes live.

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Succession plan in place for Abbott team

Malcolm Maiden If he is elected, Tony Abbott will have a mandate for change, but not for surprises.

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Miner still has questions to answer

Malcolm Maiden Newman's report suggests any sins were ones of omission rather than commission.

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Newcrest still has a lot to answer for

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Malcolm Maiden Maurice Newman's report into Newcrest's market disclosure practices doesn't clear the gold miner.

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It's not much to write home about

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Malcolm Maiden Australia has been a mighty little economy, but there are warning signs in the June numbers.

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IOOF in three-way battle for Trust

Malcolm Maiden Australia's lack of notoriety in the region makes them less controversial acquirers of assets. So the theory goes.

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IOOF throws its hat in the ring

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Malcolm Maiden The battle for Trust Co has run for more than half a year, and may develop further.

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Timing was crucial to spin out of black hole

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Malcolm Maiden Two big economic set pieces next week are unlikely to float any life rafts for Labor's economic credentials.

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Carrier's health signals bounce in earnings

Malcolm Maiden Qantas is beginning to look like a coiled spring as Alan Joyce resurrects the international division.

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Alan Joyce's remake of Qantas showing results

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Malcolm Maiden Conditions may still be tough but it looks as if Qantas has well and truly turned the corner.

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Flight Centre climbs past turbulence

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Malcolm Maiden Five years ago, the group looked likely to be swallowed up by the internet juggernaut.