Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe comments on companies, markets and the economy.

The Business Week ahead

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Michael Pascoe The new week brings some interesting stats and surveys that might indicate what sort of honeymoon Tony Abbott will enjoy as PM. Michael Pascoe reports.

Tony gets lucky

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Michael Pascoe After preaching doom and gloom for years, the Abbott honeymoon has started already, Michael Pascoe reports.

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Abbott's most dangerous pledge

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Michael Pascoe “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” John Maynard Keynes famously asked.

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Hockey closes campaign with a joke

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Michael Pascoe Remember all the times shadow treasurer Joe Hockey furrowed his brow, shook his jowls and growled that Australia had a budget crisis? Turns out he was only joking.

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Interest rate cycle hitting bottom

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Michael Pascoe Barring a further external shock and the uncertainty over the direction of fiscal policy, it's looking rather like there won't be any more rate cuts.

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Look beyond the doomsayer's cry

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Michael Pascoe Despite incessant screeching about the end of days, we remain the World Champion of economics, albeit champions with challenges ahead.

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In housing we trust

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Michael Pascoe Outside housing, there’s not much happening in the construction industry- forget the mindless chanting of the next Prime Minister about wanting to build, build, build... Michael Pascoe reports.

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Bad Liberal policy will damage charities

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Michael Pascoe Kevin Andrews’ last big contribution to Australian public life was when he was Immigration Minister and totally botched the Dr Mohamed Haneef case, defaming and wrongly imprisoning the innocent...

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A surplus isn't in Abbott's DNA

Michael Pascoe The good news is that, after three years of faking concern and outrage, Joe Hockey is dropping the act of being fiscally hairy-chested, discovering that this is not quite the time to be rushing after...

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Hockeynomics backsliding

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Michael Pascoe The next treasurer came a little clean this week, but only a little.

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Making free with your money

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Michael Pascoe Another attempt at vote buying offers a good opportunity to focus on the existing flawed compensation culture.

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Corporates whinge but profits rise

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Michael Pascoe A reporting season that has so few corporates needing to trim dividend payouts is hardly a sign of miserable times.

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Managers managing

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Michael Pascoe With some 70 per cent of the local corporates having reporting their June half or annual results, the good news is that it isn’t as bad as many have been making out, Michael Pascoe reports.

Big four bank’s CEOs salaries

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Michael Pascoe It’s been a week of both promising news and some disappointments, with good examples of both in the in the executive pay arena. Michael Pascoe reports.

Opinion

Pork barrelling for Broncos a grubby political game

FAIRFAX, BRISBANE, BRONCOS.
Brisbane Broncos Leagues club in Red Hill. 
Picture by Paul Harris.
Wednesday 28 April 2010.

Michael Pascoe There is a frenzy of sports-related pork barrelling under way, an all-in maul upon a ruck, with much of it under the radar.

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Martin St mandarins hope for housing lift

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Michael Pascoe Interest rate doves are reading what they want into this month's Reserve Bank board minutes.

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Hockey the winner on points but …

Michael Pascoe When the government's own record on getting numbers to add up is a sorry one, the scare campaign lacks fright.

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Treasurers' debate: either intellectually dishonest or no intellect

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Michael Pascoe The Bowen v Hockey Q&A debate proved to be a step up from the Rudd v Abbott dullathon, in much the same way that a Big Mac is a step up from plain cardboard – there's a bit more flavour of an...

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The month’s minutes

Michael Pascoe This week you can expect two sets of important central bank minutes and more local corporate results than you can point a bus load of auditors at. The week ahead with Michael Pascoe.

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Big vote of confidence by Labor supporters

Kevin Rudd.

Michael Pascoe The Rudd 2.0 effect has kicked in for consumer confidence, but only among Labor supporters. What happens to confidence if he doesn’t win?

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