Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Myer, David Jones results support merger option for retail giants

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Malcolm Maiden Myer's profit result for the half-year sheds light on it's merger pursuit with David Jones.

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Myer result shows need for David Jones merger

Bernie Brookes.

Malcolm Maiden Myer's profit result for the half year to the end of January sheds some light on why Myer is pursuing a merger with its department store rival, David Jones.

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Cut the red tape and let's get moving

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Malcolm Maiden The corporate world is united in declaring that Tony Abbott's Red Tape Repeal Day is a good thing.

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Rolling out a new NBN strategy

Malcolm Maiden Bill Morrow attended an NBN Co strategy meeting with key suppliers including Alcatel-Lucent on Monday, and sat in on an NBN board meeting on Tuesday.

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Will Rio still need Sam Walsh now he is 64?

Malcolm Maiden Rio Tinto's chief executive accepts a lifetime achievement award from Melbourne University.

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Leighton yields to the Spanish coup

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

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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.