Before ploughing into a busy 2015, stop to consider 2014's achievements.
Malcolm Maiden A sentence buried deep in the Medibank Private prospectus is exercising the minds of fund managers as they prepare for a three day-long bookbuild auction next week that will determine how much the...
Malcolm Maiden The central role that Asia has in Australia’s future was on display at Thursday’s packed Financial Review and J.P. Morgan Chanticleer lunch in Melbourne.
Malcolm Maiden A friend of mine has done well over the years selling services to the government. Despite that, being on the government drip-feed infuriates him.
Malcolm Maiden Successes and failures both helped create a business and economic legacy for Gough Whitlam that far outweighs his government's brief time in power.
Malcolm Maiden The Trade Practices Act that the Whitlam government passed in 1974 was one of Gough Whitlam's outstanding achievements, former competition czars said on Tuesday.
Malcolm Maiden The $3 billion paint market is the site of a skirmish in a war between Bunnings and Masters.
Malcolm Maiden The new Federal Court legal action against Coles by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission looks very similar to the action it launched against the supermarket group five months ago, but...
Malcolm Maiden The lambasting that Telstra got at its annual meeting on Tuesday over its $1 billion share buyback was a reminder that buybacks are sometimes difficult to market to shareholders.
Malcolm Maiden Investors who are thinking of joining the market’s spring selldown run the risk of making a classic mistake. If this is a correction, it is well advanced.
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.