Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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Fed's taper opens up big picture for investors

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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

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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

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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.

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Ansell's US buyout fits like a glove

Malcolm Maiden In the world of mergers and acquisitions there are deals that go easy and deals that go hard, and the amount of dollars involved is not a decisive factor, as the three-pronged battle for control of...

Ansell's US buy fits like a glove

Rubber glove cleaning

Malcolm Maiden In the world of mergers and acquisitions there are deals that go easy and deals that go hard, and the amount of dollars involved is not a decisive factor, as the three-pronged battle for control of...

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RBA's call is correct weight for the dollar

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Malcolm Maiden Currency traders were right to trim the value of the Australian dollar on comments by Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens that the central bank still thinks the $A is too high and remains 'open...

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Joe Hockey's inquiry needs internet focus

Malcolm Maiden Lack of particular focus creates both promise and risk for banking probe.

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Parkinson gives Hockey a leg up

Malcolm Maiden Bankers who met the pair in New York report they worked effectively together.