A select few stand out as style leaders and inspirers, rather than mere followers.
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.
Malcolm Maiden Like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, Pacific Brands is slowly disappearing.
Malcolm Maiden The Australian financial planning industry may have crossed a Rubicon this week with AMP, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie indicating that they are moving to impose much tougher education standards on...
Malcolm Maiden Some of the numbers the Australian Securities Exchange throws off in its profit reports makes the big banks look like ordinary investment conveyances.
Malcolm Maiden As a slide in BHP Billiton’s share price that began in London on Tuesday night spilled into the local market on Wednesday morning, BHP and advisers began asking the obvious question: were BHP...
Malcolm Maiden The assets that BHP is spinning off shape up nicely, just not as nicely as the ones it is keeping.
Malcolm Maiden BHP Billiton’s announcement that it is now actively considering a demerger of ''a selection'' of its smaller resources suggests that one way or another BHP’s alumina-aluminium, nickel and...