Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Malcolm Maiden

ASIC on the hop as super-fast trading, dark pools and market makers change the game

Malcolm Maiden Late last year in its first report on how Australia's sharemarket will cope with the growth of ultra-fast computerised trading, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission was inclined to...

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Taking it to the limit: ASIC's new approach

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Malcolm Maiden Before computerised trading, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission halted trading during volatility.

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The clock is ticking for Murdoch

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Malcolm Maiden The protest vote against Rupert Murdoch and his board will not be big enough to directly force board changes in the wake of News's phone hacking scandal.

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Murdochs get the news loud and clear: let it go

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Malcolm Maiden The protest vote against Rupert Murdoch and his board at News Corp's annual meeting in the Zanuck Theatre at Fox Studios in Los Angeles at the end of this week will not be big enough to directly...

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Telstra shows it has the numbers

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Malcolm Maiden Co-operation is the best option for the telco whatever the fate of the broadband project.

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Rio's post-Alcan clean-up continues with disposal of aluminium offcuts

Malcolm Maiden Rio Tinto is gilding the lily when it says it is ''streamlining'' itself by hanging out the ''for sale'' sign.

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Poor don't get poorer if rich get the picture

Malcolm Maiden It is tempting to regard the outworkings of the global crisis as a transient thing here.

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State faces quandary with buoyant surplus, but also healthy union claims

Dollar.

Malcolm Maiden Facts continue to confound the theory that the commodities boom has brought the non-resources part of Australia's economy to its knees.

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Post service plans to parcel up its profits

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Malcolm Maiden The challenge in front of Australia Post was obvious by the time David Mortimer took over.

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Global Financial Crisis II: maybe it's not coming to an economy near you after all

Twists and turns

Malcolm Maiden Wall Street shares have risen by between 7 per cent and 10 per cent in five trading days, depending on which share index you follow. Europe's main market index is up 8.5 per cent in the same time.

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Can hope become reality?

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Malcolm Maiden Wall Street shares have risen between 7 and 10 per cent, depending on which index.

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US losing grip on technology's leading edge

Malcolm Maiden Steve Jobs was a one-off, but the focus on his achievements after his death ignore a larger lesson.

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Funke Kupper joins ASX in ushering in a new era

Malcolm Maiden Elmer Funke Kupper didn't slide behind the big desk at the ASX yesterday on his first day as chief executive. The outgoing CEO, Robert Elstone, doesn't depart until today.

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Funke Kupper's work cut out for him at ASX

Malcolm Maiden Odds are in new CEO's favour as he takes the helm at a crucial juncture.

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Black gold: the future is still looking good for coal, with China the main driver

Malcolm Maiden In a market where retreating to the sidelines while the world waits to see if Europe is an economic Exocet missile that will destroy global growth is the default strategy, one sector continues to...

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Old king coal will continue to reign, especially with demand from China

Malcolm Maiden The one sector that continues to throw up takeover action and continues to grow, is coal.

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Telstra proving a smooth operator

Malcolm Maiden Telstra's talks with the competition watchdog appear to be progressing smoothly.

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Telstra idles along as talks proceed smoothly, while NBN must negotiate a misstep

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Malcolm Maiden Telstra's talks with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about how to structurally separate itself from its copper wire network as a prelude to absolute separation as the new national...

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Reserve puts rate cut on the menu

Cut your losses.

Malcolm Maiden There's been a sea-change in the Reserve Bank’s thinking, as it hints that the next move in rates may well be down.

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The Pies and their dire economic effects

By forcing Telstra and Foxtel to rebroadcast its grand final feed, Seven will reap added advertising revenue.

Malcolm Maiden Correlation between Pies premierships and economic mayhem is disturbingly tight.