Malcolm Maiden

Malcolm Maiden

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

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It's not just Greece you have to worry about, but the other cot cases as well

Malcolm Maiden Yesterday's market rally on the back of the Greek Parliament's decision to move forward with a $106 billion package of spending cuts and tax rises $28 billion and privatisations $50 billion shows how...

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Tomorrow it's a brand new ball game as the Greens take whip hand in the Senate

Malcolm Maiden Bob Brown's comments on foreign ownership of the mining sector are a reminder, as if the business community needed it, that the Greens' assuming of the balance of power in the Senate is a...

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Business on red alert as Brown fires warning of the Greens' new power

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Malcolm Maiden Bob Brown's comments on foreign ownership of the mining sector are a reminder, as if the business community needed it, that the Greens' assumption of the balance of power in the Senate is a...

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Smart money backs Centro Retail as long-running saga moves into the end-game

Malcolm Maiden Whether it changes the way boards behave or not, Monday's Centro judgment in the Federal Court was another step in the group's long road to rehabilitation, and traders are positioning themselves for...

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End game in sight for Centro's rebirth

Malcolm Maiden Monday's Centro judgment in the Federal Court is another step in the group's long road to rehabilitation.

US deficit 'is the real problem'

Banks are stronger now ... The Morgan Stanley chief, james Gorman, visits Melbourne yesterday.

Malcolm Maiden EUROPE'S sovereign debt debacle is unlikely to metamorphose into a new global financial crisis, Morgan Stanley's global head, James Gorman, says.

No new GFC, predicts Morgan Stanley chief

Morgan Stanley's global chief James Gorman believes Europe's banks will be saved.

Malcolm Maiden Europe's sovereign debt debacle is unlikely to metamorphose into a new global financial crisis, says Morgan Stanley's global head.

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A global crash unlikely if Greece defaults

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Malcolm Maiden It's hard to imagine how Greece could avoid a default, but there is much less risk of a cascading global shockwave than in the Lehman crisis.

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Thodey's win built on Trujillo's turf

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Malcolm Maiden I just can't get this image of wicketkeeper David Thodey, diving full-length down the leg side to miraculously scoop up a ball that is on its way to the boundary, out of my mind: Telstra's $11...

Thodey's win built on Trujillo's turf

Malcolm Maiden I just can't get this image of wicketkeeper David Thodey, diving full-length down the leg side to miraculously scoop up a ball that is on its way to the boundary, out of my mind: Telstra's $11...

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Thodey's great save on NBN deal

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Malcolm Maiden I just can't get the image of wicket-keeper David Thodey diving full length down the leg side to miraculously scoop up a ball on its way to the boundary out of my mind: Telstra's $11 billion deal...

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The case for Foster's leaves observers wondering if more sugar might be too much

Malcolm Maiden Sharemarket traders pushed the Foster's share price up another 1 per cent yesterday in anticipation of a bid bump from London-based SABMiller, but with the shares now 30¢ above the group's...

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Glass still half-empty for SABMiller's move on beer market leader Foster's

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Malcolm Maiden Sharemarket traders pushed Foster's share price up another 1 per cent yesterday in anticipation of a bid bump from London-based SABMiller, but with the shares now 30 cents above the London-based...

Global brewer poised to swallow Foster's

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Malcolm Maiden It has been said that Foster's is Australian for beer, but it may not be said for much longer.

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Political siege on as US debt hits the ceiling

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Malcolm Maiden The US hit its $US14.294 trillion ($A13.421 trillion) debt ceiling on Monday, and like an explosion viewed from a great distance, the event has been witnessed by the markets, but so far, not felt.

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Moody's downgrade rates a big yawn

Malcolm Maiden Moody's obviously didn't plan it, but it downgraded Australia's big four banks almost 25 years to day since Paul Keating told John Laws that Australia was living beyond its means, and in danger of...

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Downgrades are more a matter of readjustment than anything wrong

Malcolm Maiden Moody's obviously didn't plan it, but it downgraded Australia's big four banks almost 25 years to the day after Paul Keating told John Laws that Australia was living beyond its means, and in danger...

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New England stretch of NBN sure to entrench the project politically

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Malcolm Maiden The mainland launch of the national broadband network (NBN) in the New England city of Armidale yesterday by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy sets the scene for...

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Opposition arguments against national broadband network may soon be academic

Malcolm Maiden The mainland launch of the national broadband network in Armidale yesterday by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, sets the scene for announcements in the...

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Reserve board notes vote of confidence in the dollar from a clutch of central banks

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Malcolm Maiden The minutes of the Reserve Bank's May 3 meeting that were published yesterday tell us nothing new about the next move in interest rates, but something interesting about who likes our dollar.