Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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Rates out of RBA's control

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Malcolm Maiden Reserve Bank effectively concedes that the next move in rates will be determined by events outside its and Australia's control.

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Treasury model puts the heat on geothermal

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Malcolm Maiden Treasury's prediction for the geothermal power industry is startling.

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Telstra support of NBN deal a no-brainer

Malcolm Maiden Telstra shareholders would be crazy to reject a co-operation deal when they vote in October.

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New ACCC chief prepared for lower win rate if it means more total wins

Malcolm Maiden Rod Sims delivered a statement of intent when he addressed a Law Council workshop on the Gold Coast last weekend.

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ACCC sees red over Telstra blueprint

Malcolm Maiden Commission has 'serious concerns' about structural separation plan, and Telstra's shares refllect that.

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Trade Me float adds fillip to Fairfax figures

Malcolm Maiden Yesterday's 7.1 per cent rise in group's share price spurred by float announcement.

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Woolies faces a fight to entice investors back into the store

Malcolm Maiden Incoming Woolworths chief executive may not be able to serve up enough to convince investors that Woolies is ex-growth for the foreseeable future, or at least, ex the kind of growth investors are...

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Coles pulls back Woolies' lead

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Malcolm Maiden For investors, the trend is your friend, and there’s no doubt that in the supermarket business, Coles has the momentum.

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No BHP buyback, no surprise either

Malcolm Maiden Shares in BHP Billiton could come under pressure following yesterday's decision not to roll out another share buyback, but it should come as no surprise to the market.

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BHP's balanced results contrast with Rio's trust in one commodity

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Malcolm Maiden Investors have a choice between two quite different conveyances when they look at BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

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Bulldozing two roads to riches

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Malcolm Maiden BHP's record profit shows investors can choose how to ride the commodities boom: with BHP's more balanced approach or Rio Tinto's strong bet on iron ore.

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Bid for Foster's may need a top-up

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Malcolm Maiden Foster's shares pretty much kept pace with the sharemarket's latest rally yesterday despite a pedestrian June 30 result.

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It hurts, but ANZ chief sees gain from pain

Malcolm Maiden Mike Smith is currently two parts optimistic, one part pessimistic.

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Wesfarmers' trip on track, but Coles may have to crank up from its canter

Malcolm Maiden Wesfarmers gave itself five years to turn around the Coles supermarket chain when it acquired the Coles stable of retailers for $18 billion in November 2007.

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SABMiller comes a-calling again, but Foster's won't answer the phone

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Malcolm Maiden SABMiller chief lines up loans from a syndicate of banks, puts in a call to Foster's.

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SABMiller's tilt at Foster's will bubble on

Beer foam is usually white because of its tiny reflective bubbles.

Malcolm Maiden SABMiller's hostile bid for Foster's steps up the pressure on the Australian brewer, but does not move the beverage giant's tilt at Foster’s forward.

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Local relief sought for global pressure

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Malcolm Maiden Lessons about life in an economy that is simultaneously importing the Asian boom and side-effects of the trans-Atlantic debt disaster came from Westpac boss Gail Kelly and Qantas wing commander Alan...

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Factors in common make a bank sharpen its focus and an airline spread its wings

Malcolm Maiden Lessons about life in an economy that is simultaneously importing the Asian boom and side-effects of the transatlantic debt disaster came from Westpac boss Gail Kelly and Qantas wing commander Alan...

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Current mayhem no repeat of global crisis

Malcolm Maiden The 2007-2009 global financial crisis and today's market mayhem have key differences.

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Telstra's share price bounce a sweet response to Thodey's imprecise call

Malcolm Maiden In some ways Telstra chief executive David Thodey profited from imprecision yesterday. A year ago the group announced a 4.