The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
Malcolm Maiden Discussions about a new mining tax would be handicapped by the legacy of Labor's previous attempts.
Malcolm Maiden NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn was actually praised by banking analysts on Thursday morning after he announced almost $1.
Malcolm Maiden NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn was actually praised by banking analysts on Thursday morning after the bank announced almost $1.
Malcolm Maiden I wish I could get a list of G20 delegates and send them copies of the documents Chevron and the Australian Tax Office have filed for Chevron’s appeal against an ATO claim for back-taxes and...
Malcolm Maiden A merger with Rio Tinto is a no-brainer for Glencore and its boss, Ivan Glasenberg, but the idea is less compelling for Rio chief executive Sam Walsh, the rest of Rio's board and Rio's shareholders.
Malcolm Maiden The Australian dollar fell on the Reserve Bank's announcement that its cash rate is still on hold at 2.5 per cent because two crucial pieces of language were essentially unchanged.
Malcolm Maiden A merger with Rio Tinto is a no-brainer for Glencore. For Rio’s board and its shareholders, however, the price will have to be right, and so will the currency.
Malcolm Maiden The goal-posts have moved since the Reserve Bank met a month ago, left its cash rate at 2.5 per cent, and issued an anodyne statement declaring as it had all year that rates were in "a period of...
Malcolm Maiden It is easier to avoid corporate tax than avoid talking about corporate tax avoidance at the moment, and there are no easy answers.
Malcolm Maiden Something interesting has been happening to healthcare costs in America since Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.
Malcolm Maiden There is an argument doing the rounds that high-dividend-yield shares are on the nose.
Malcolm Maiden The environmental report that BHP Billiton releases with its annual report shows that the giant group casts a long shadow. No surprise there.
Malcolm Maiden The Reserve Bank revealed in last week's minutes of its September interest rate-setting meeting that it was increasing its scrutiny of Australia's hot housing market.
Malcolm Maiden The mining commodity price squeeze was making headlines again on Tuesday as iron ore fell to a five year low and BHP Billiton announced that 700 Bowen Basin coal mining workers would go, but the...
Malcolm Maiden Investment bankers I met on Wall Street told me that for now, animal spirits had returned to the market.
Malcolm Maiden Cold maths suggests the thrashing Arrium shareholders have handed out on the stock exchange was overdone.
Malcolm Maiden You can't expect to be taken seriously when your top spokesperson pulls an eye-watering 63 times average earnings.
Malcolm Maiden The minutes of the Reserve Bank’s September 2 rate-setting meeting show that the central bank intensified up its scrutiny of rising housing prices and home loan gearing without changing the...
Malcolm Maiden Alan Joyce says Qantas’ statutory loss of $2.8 billion is confronting. The thing investors with nerves of steel will confront however is a classic timing question.
Malcolm Maiden The Vertigan report on cost-benefit equations for various broadband rollout options gives Labor's aborted fibre to the home project the dunce's cap.