The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
Malcolm Maiden The aim of commercial negotiations is to find a deal that both sides can live with, and the heads of agreement that promises to settle the dispute over the Andrews government’s decision to...
Malcolm Maiden GPT chief executive Michael Cameron reinforced what you might call the rule of longevity on the weekend when he told his chairman, Rob Ferguson, that he was about to be confirmed as the next chief...
Malcolm Maiden This is a moment to take advantage of cheap money, and perhaps even consider the possibility that Australia could get by for a while without its triple A borrowing status.
Malcolm Maiden The government’s tax discussion paper looks at lowering corporate tax. The Senate’s inquiry into corporate tax avoidance meanwhile is looking for ways to make companies pay what they owe.
Malcolm Maiden The Australian dollar rose sharply about 15 seconds ahead of the Reserve's 2.30pm announcement that rates were on hold.
Malcolm Maiden There will be more than usual interest in the Reserve Bank’s rate-setting meeting next Tuesday, not least because the central bank has already surprised twice this year.
Malcolm Maiden It is said that fools rush in, but investors who bought on April Fools' Day a year ago and avoided resources companies did well.
Malcolm Maiden The Abbott government had decided before it was elected it would deliver process-driven reform in financial services, competition law and tax, and on two fronts the crunch time is now approaching.
Malcolm Maiden Australian investors appear to have dodged a bullet.
Malcolm Maiden The Myer department store group got something else to think about on Friday when investment bank Deutsche filed a 5.2 per cent substantial shareholding notice.
Malcolm Maiden There were two apparently contrasting views on Australia’s property market on Tuesday.
Malcolm Maiden It couldn’t happen in China but it can happen in Australia, and it just has. A deal signed in the presence of the leaders of the two nations has been rejected by Australia’s competition...
Malcolm Maiden Myer’s new chief executive Richard Umbers says he will “bring the love of shopping to life” in its department stores, but can he break the group's revamp duck?
Malcolm Maiden Tax reform is never a comfortable discussion for a government to initiate, and this government is preparing to do so when its political stocks are low.
Malcolm Maiden The simple maths of BHP Billiton's South32 spinout is that the group will spend about $US738 million ($966 million) before tax in stamp duty, other taxes, separation costs and execution costs to lock...
Malcolm Maiden The simple maths of BHP Billiton's South32 spin-out is that the group will spend about $US738 million ($966 million) before tax in stamp duty, other taxes, separation costs and execution costs to...
Malcolm Maiden The merged group would have a combined base of more than 1.7 million broadband customers.
Malcolm Maiden TPG is significantly gearing its balance sheet to pay for its proposed $1.4 billion scheme of arrangement takeover of iiNet, but there is strong strategic logic in the marriage, and the timing is...
Malcolm Maiden The sharemarket reversal this week is all about the coming US rate rise, but don't panic and abandon the equities ship yet.
Malcolm Maiden The Dow Jones Industrial Average reflects the rise and fall of entire industries. The Australian market, unfortunately, does not.