Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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Lew better placed than most for rent battle

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.

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Shoppers hands stay in pockets but Myer still confident

Malcolm Maiden The sales breakdown that came with Myer's profit result showed how big a hole retailers are in.

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Beginning to look a little like Christmas

Malcolm Maiden The sales breakdown that accompanied Myer's results yesterday showed how big a hole retailers are in as external shocks here and overseas convince shoppers to keep their hands in their pockets.

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Retail turnaround out of Myer's hands

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Malcolm Maiden It's a sign of how deep a hole retailers are in at the moment that Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes has given up trying to predict when things will improve.

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A redefining moment: decision on Metcash case has big implications for mergers

Malcolm Maiden There's a lot riding on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's appeal of the Federal Court decision to reject its attempt to block Metcash's acquisition of the Franklins supermarket...

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ACCC could find itself hamstrung on mergers

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Malcolm Maiden There's a lot riding on the ACCC's Federal Court appeal to reject its attempt to block Metcash.

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Cochlear share plunge an overreaction

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Malcolm Maiden Even in a market as battered and skittish as this one is, the 20%-plus drubbing handed out to Cochlear today looks to be an overreaction.

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Mindful after mindless acts upset balance

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Malcolm Maiden The 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States has a special meaning for me.

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Decision not all bad news for SABMiller

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Malcolm Maiden SABMiller's complaint to the Takeovers Panel also queried how much Foster's was worth.

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Takeovers Panel coaxes coy Foster's into putting a value on its victory over the Tax Office

Malcolm Maiden The complaint that SAB- Miller took to the Takeovers Panel a week ago was partly to do with the optics of its bid for Foster's - it's a hostile offer and we are circling - but it also queried...

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Telstra calls on Attorney-General over copyright

Malcolm Maiden The High Court declines to give Telstra's directories division, Sensis, leave to appeal.

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Take your seats - bond and sharemarket vigilantes get set for a showdown

Malcolm Maiden The Reserve Bank conceded yesterday that the direction of the next move in interest rates was outside its control.

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Reserve fesses up to lack of control

Malcolm Maiden The Reserve Bank conceded yesterday that the direction of the next move in interest rates was outside its control.

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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.