Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Watchdog observes light-speed probe on high frequency trades

Malcolm Maiden The speed of light is constant, but regulation of the way it is leveraged by sharemarket high-frequency traders is not.

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Australia Post's 'win-win' in the mail

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Malcolm Maiden Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour is on tenterhooks as the May 13 budget looms and the Abbott government prepares to release the Commission of Audit's report on how to make the government...

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Malcolm Turnbull's high hopes for NBN chief Bill Morrow

Malcolm Maiden Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has to be wishing Bill Morrow good speed as NBN Co's new chief executive asks the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to block junior telco TPG...

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Reserve Bank learns to live with a high Australian dollar

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Malcolm Maiden It's obvious from the minutes of the Reserve Bank's April 1 rate-setting meeting that it would be happier if the dollar was lower.

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RBA upbeat as global threats fade

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Malcolm Maiden Reserve Bank uses financial stability review to warn banks not to lower home lending standards.

Dedicated followers of local fashion

Malcolm Maiden Solomon Lew and Mark McInnes aren't losing sleep over the much-hyped invasion by big overseas retail chains.

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Macquarie returns to cautious optimism

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Malcolm Maiden If Macquarie is cautiously optimistic, the market probably is too.

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Roy Hill looks a winner to its lenders

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Malcolm Maiden Deal vindicates the strategy that Hancock and its joint debt advisers pursued.

Myer, David Jones results support merger option for retail giants

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

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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.


Problem projects made Hochtief move on Leighton invevitable


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

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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

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


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.