Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Malcolm Maiden

Myer offer for David Jones has let the genie out of the bottle

David Jones.

Malcolm Maiden With the takeover genie out of the bottle, Myer’s offer to DJs probably won’t be the last.

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Punch-drunk Treasury a prime target

Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide.

Malcolm Maiden When Treasury was spun out of the Foster's brewing group almost three years ago, hopes were high.

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Australia Post eyes price rise

Australia Post.

Malcolm Maiden Australia Post wants to lift the price of stamps for only the fourth time in 22 years

Sport

Privatisation may engulf some sporting sacred cows

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the first hit out of the new look Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on December 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open 2014, the roof will be fixed in an open position while the stadium remains under a construction phase. In 2015 Margaret Court Arena will feature a fully retractable roof, making the Australian Open the only Grand Slam event with three retractable-roofed stadiums.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Malcolm Maiden Question is not so much whether popular assets such as Melbourne Park should be sold, but what else might be sold if they are not.

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Telstra exits unsuccessful Hong Kong detour

David Thodey.

Malcolm Maiden Telstra's $2 billion sale of its stake of its Hong Kong mobiles business to PCCW-controlled HKT Ltd completes what has been a lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful detour by the Australian telco.

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Fed's taper opens up big picture for investors

Bernanke's remarks charm the markets (Thumbnail)

Malcolm Maiden With the QE taper on Thursday morning, investors were finally willing to buy the bigger picture.

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Bernanke plays Santa for investors

Ben Bernanke

Malcolm Maiden In the end, it was a bit like the little boy who called wolf: the markets had ducked and weaved so many times at the prospect of the US Federal Reserve starting to taper its $US85 billion ($95.

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MYEFO is all a question of shared burden

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Malcolm Maiden Here's a 20 Questions-style drill-down on Australia's debt and deficit dilemma.

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The window is closing on Tony Abbott's game plan

Malcolm Maiden The Abbott government clocks up 100 days since its September 7 election win on Monday.

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Holden loss shows need for reform

Holden

Malcolm Maiden Holden's decision to stop making vehicles in 2017 could turn the car-making industry's lights out for good.

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Decision on Holden's future still in neutral

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Malcolm Maiden Mike Devereux didn't confirm his company was quitting Australia, but he did make one thing clear.

Challenges ahead for airline as feathers fly

Malcolm Maiden Airlines are always going to be a roller-coaster ride, to mangle a metaphor.

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Hockey blows the roof off the house

Malcolm Maiden Whether the debt ceiling was a necessary or dangerous measure, we'll never know.

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Bruised dollar takes another hit

Malcolm Maiden Perhaps we don't need the Reserve Bank to talk the dollar down. The Bureau of Statistics hammered the currency on Wednesday.

Bruised dollar takes Bureau of Statistics hit

Malcolm Maiden Perhaps we don't need the Reserve Bank to talk the Australian dollar down.

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Rio focus on lifting profitability while also reducing debt

Malcolm Maiden Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh says he is still optimistic about long-term demand for the commodities his company sells.

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Grain of doubt over 'national interest' case

Malcolm Maiden Kim Beazley had to scramble in the 48 hours before Abbott government announcement.

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Blocked ADM bid for GrainCorp purely political decision

Malcolm Maiden International investors now know that Australia is not "open for business" if the business proposal worries cliques within the Coalition.

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Free-trade pact may muddy GrainCorp deal

Malcolm Maiden Deal a wildcard as government deals with divisions in its ranks over GrainCorp bid.

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Decision over ADM's $3.4b GrainCorp bid hinges on Hockey

Malcolm Maiden Archer Daniels Midland wants to take everything but politics off the table as the deadline for its $3.4 billion bid for GrainCorp approaches.