Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

Malcolm Maiden

Telstra has the call on NBN

Malcolm Maiden The penetration of the network can't be achieved without the telco.

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Embarrassing loss for ASIC should prompt rethink on civil action

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Malcolm Maiden The regulator needs to review the quality of legal advice it gets.

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Super plan not all that super

Malcolm Maiden I would like to be able tell you that the Gillard government has produced a comprehensive plan to fix Australia's $1.3 trillion superannuation system, but I can't.

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Minister deflects super changes, so it's over to you, key stakeholders

Malcolm Maiden I would like to be able tell you that the Gillard government has produced a comprehensive plan to fix Australia's $1.3 trillion superannuation system, but I can't.

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Copyright to enter a new dimension

Malcolm Maiden Telstra has lost one of the defensive walls that protects the listings in its directories from legal piracy.

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Directories judgment opens a Pandora's box on copyright laws

Malcolm Maiden In the lead judgment of a unanimous full bench rejection of Telstra's argument that its Sensis White Pages and Yellow Pages telephone listings have copyright protection and cannot be cut, pasted and...

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World not cold on coal just yet

Malcolm Maiden The NSW deal underlines that coal-based energy assets have continuing long-term value.

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Sell-off underlines the value of king coal

Malcolm Maiden After procrastinating for years, the NSW government has neatly timed the largest piece of its power industry sale, negotiating it hard on the heels of the Cancun climate change conference.

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West must rise to the challenge as China sets the pace on many fronts

Malcolm Maiden R&D spending in Asia surpassed European Union levels in 2005.

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There's no space like Chrome

Google Chrome

Malcolm Maiden Google gets bigger by the day, and the Transurban toll-road group is the latest unlikely company to come under its shadow.

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Access denied: how Google gets its way

Malcolm Maiden Google gets bigger by the day, and the Transurban toll road group is the latest unlikely company to come into its shadow.

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Tax cuts costly but necessary

Malcolm Maiden The deal will keep US debt higher for longer, and will be attacked on that basis.

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Obama's tax cuts for all an important move to keep US and world recovery on course

Malcolm Maiden The US bond market tanked yesterday after the President, Barack Obama, backed down and extended George Bush's tax cuts for the rich for another two years, and shares failed to hold on to a rally.

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Stock exchange takeover deal needs sweetener to get green light from government

Malcolm Maiden The argument for the Singapore Exchange's takeover of the Australian Securities Exchange that Access Economics has mounted does not change the underlying political reality: SGX's takeover offer has...

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ASX needs more seats at the table

Malcolm Maiden, The Age columnist

Malcolm Maiden SGX's takeover offer has no hope of being cleared by the government until it is sweetened.

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Read all about it: all on board for reform - but who will be steering the ship?

Malcolm Maiden Two weeks ago Brian McCarthy said he was happy to lead Fairfax Media for as long as the media group's board wanted him to stay, and was looking forward to implementing the strategic plan he had just...

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Time is up for a man for his times

Malcolm Maiden Two weeks ago, Brian McCarthy said he was happy to lead Fairfax Media for as long as the media group's board wanted him to stay.

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Australia handles adversity well - the challenge is to handle prosperity

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Malcolm Maiden As the good times roll, now is our chance to make the best of them.

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What Rio learnt from the Alcan debacle, and why its investors want to hear it

Malcolm Maiden The chief executive of Rio Tinto's Iron Ore group, Sam Walsh, said the growth and prosperity of the Australian mining industry would be a product of what he called the ''Five Cs'': courage,...

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Rio: no truck with oversize acquisitions

Malcolm Maiden Calls on Rio to return more money to shareholders through buybacks and higher dividends are going to increase from here on.