Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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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.

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Plunge in commodities draws out the China bears to warn of resources weakness

Malcolm Maiden Market-traded commodities are about to close one of their worst months ever but the impact on Australia's resources boom and its main players is uncertain as Europe searches for a way out of its...

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Commodities face ups and downs while economic time bomb ticks

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Malcolm Maiden Market-traded commodities are about to close out one of their worst months ever, but the impact on Australia's resources boom and its major players is still uncertain as Europe searches for a way out...

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Inching closer to a less stable market

Malcolm Maiden This week's Bank for International Settlements report on high-frequency trading (HFT) in the foreign exchange was pulled together by a committee chaired by Reserve Bank assistant governor Guy Debelle...

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Tax reform is a hard ask ... paved with good intentions

Malcolm Maiden Calls for summit to make sweeping changes to system are such that it cannot fail to disappoint.

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Doing the Twist could buy some time

Malcolm Maiden Yesterday's market bounce was based on belief that euro measures might actually have worked.

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Europe's dancing on the brink of a debt black hole - it must be time to do the Twist

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Malcolm Maiden The euro-zone's debt plan is a version of Ben Bernanke's US bond market ''Twist'', and, perhaps, the breakthrough global markets have been looking for.

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There's plenty to worry about and precious few answers

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Malcolm Maiden Earlier this week the markets appeared to be at another crash through or crash moment and that is still the case. We haven't seen a genuine crash, yet.

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A crash isn't inevitable, but worries aplenty

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Malcolm Maiden Earlier this week I wrote that the markets appeared to be at another crash-through or crash moment, and that is still the case.

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Plunge scary but recession is the real worry

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Malcolm Maiden Share and dollar slide reflects inescapable fact that markets are worrying about a global recession, and that would not pass Australia by.

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Foster's deal worth celebrating with a drink by both parties

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Malcolm Maiden SABMiller's confidence that it has not overpaid is underlined by the terms it has agreed to.

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There's a round of drinks for everyone

Malcolm Maiden When the Foster's and SABMiller takeover teams began to talk turkey last week, pressure for an agreed deal was building.

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Any hope of escaping global crisis rest with Asia's fast track ride

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Malcolm Maiden A small table tucked away on page 177 of BHP Billiton's voluminous annual report shows just how much is riding on Asia staying on the rails as the Western world searches for ways to cut its debt load...

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No reason for Canberra to intervene

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Malcolm Maiden FOSTER'S decision to embrace a higher takeover offer from SABMiller will raise the inevitable questions: has the beer maker's management sold out too cheaply?

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It's crash or crash through for Europe, and so far it's looking likely to be the former

Malcolm Maiden Reserve Bank board minutes are suspended in time like larks' tongues in aspic, and the global outlook has become even more uncertain in the two-week gap between the release of yesterday's minutes and...

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Crash-through moment in the wind

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Malcolm Maiden Reserve Bank board minutes are suspended in time like larks' tongues in aspic, and the global outlook has become even more uncertain.

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Italy threatening to go down debt sinkhole

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Malcolm Maiden The downgrade of Italy's debt might not be the end of the world as we know it, but European markets will show us the real impact when they open later today.

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Lew better placed than most for rent battle

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Malcolm Maiden Premier Investments CEO in better position than department stores to combat landlords.

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Tensions rise between retailers and landlords

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Malcolm Maiden In the battle with landlords that is developing as the retail recession intensifies, Solomon Lew and Mark McInnes are better placed than most retailers.

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UBS rogue trader puts ETFs in spotlight

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Malcolm Maiden Markets decide that rogue trading is a byproduct of the financial crisis, but not a multiplier.