Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Malcolm Maiden

Masters, Big W still on Woolworths' fix-it list

Grant O'Brien

Malcolm Maiden Comment: Woolies is not yet firing on all cylinders.

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Small beer a big problem for CUB

Byron Bay

Malcolm Maiden The ACCC has announced something that could prove to be the tip of an iceberg.

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Revenue squeeze is Joe Hockey's sticking point

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Malcolm Maiden The Abbott government prepares for a budget that will be one of the most important in decades.

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Transurban looks long-term with $7b deal

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Malcolm Maiden Measured against the income it is currently throwing off, the $7.06 billion price the Transurban-led consortium has paid QIC for Queensland Motorways and its network is staggering, about 26 times...

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Softer CPI figures offer a little breathing room, for now

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Malcolm Maiden Wednesday's March quarter consumer price index result is a get-out-of-jail card for the markets, the Reserve Bank and the Australian government as it prepares a budget for 2014-15 that will walk a...

Malcolm Maiden

Inflation figures give RBA, Hockey and markets breathing room

Joe Hockey

Malcolm Maiden The March quarter consumer price index result is a get out of jail card for the markets, the Reserve Bank and the Australian government as it prepares a Budget for 2014-2015 that needs to very finely...

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High hopes for some big share deals

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Malcolm Maiden If earnings don't have more growth momentum than they do now, share prices will fall, too.

Watchdog observes light-speed probe on high frequency trades

Malcolm Maiden The speed of light is constant, but regulation of the way it is leveraged by sharemarket high-frequency traders is not.

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Australia Post's 'win-win' in the mail

Malcolm Maiden Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour is on tenterhooks as the May 13 budget looms and the Abbott government prepares to release the Commission of Audit's report on how to make the government...

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Malcolm Turnbull's high hopes for NBN chief Bill Morrow

Malcolm Maiden Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has to be wishing Bill Morrow good speed as NBN Co's new chief executive asks the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to block junior telco TPG...

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Reserve Bank learns to live with a high Australian dollar

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Malcolm Maiden It's obvious from the minutes of the Reserve Bank's April 1 rate-setting meeting that it would be happier if the dollar was lower.

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RBA upbeat as global threats fade

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Malcolm Maiden Reserve Bank uses financial stability review to warn banks not to lower home lending standards.

Dedicated followers of local fashion

Malcolm Maiden Solomon Lew and Mark McInnes aren't losing sleep over the much-hyped invasion by big overseas retail chains.

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Macquarie returns to cautious optimism

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Malcolm Maiden If Macquarie is cautiously optimistic, the market probably is too.

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Roy Hill looks a winner to its lenders

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Malcolm Maiden Deal vindicates the strategy that Hancock and its joint debt advisers pursued.

Myer, David Jones results support merger option for retail giants

Malcolm Maiden Myer's profit result for the half-year sheds light on it's merger pursuit with David Jones.

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Myer result shows need for David Jones merger

Bernie Brookes.

Malcolm Maiden Myer's profit result for the half year to the end of January sheds some light on why Myer is pursuing a merger with its department store rival, David Jones.

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Cut the red tape and let's get moving

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Malcolm Maiden The corporate world is united in declaring that Tony Abbott's Red Tape Repeal Day is a good thing.

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Rolling out a new NBN strategy

Malcolm Maiden Bill Morrow attended an NBN Co strategy meeting with key suppliers including Alcatel-Lucent on Monday, and sat in on an NBN board meeting on Tuesday.

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Will Rio still need Sam Walsh now he is 64?

Malcolm Maiden Rio Tinto's chief executive accepts a lifetime achievement award from Melbourne University.