Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Let the banksters get away with it

Michael Pascoe Global finance is simply too complicated to meaningfully unpick where Sue, Grabbit & Run's clients were financial damaged.

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China's soft landing proceeds to plan

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Michael Pascoe An insider tells us why we shouldn't get over-anxious about China's trajectory.

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Jobs data misses the real story

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Michael Pascoe The employment market actually continues to do extremely little while the real labour force story is the dramatic fall in working age population growth.

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Banks know all about you - and forget

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Michael Pascoe Data is cheap and omnipresent. Information is gold. So why are the big four banks squandering such an asset?

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Timid governments bow to populism

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Michael Pascoe In the era of social media, everybody's following and nobody's leading. The public policy that results is woeful.

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The week that was with Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe It's the end of a week where markets got the shakes with major banks trying a little stimulation, and locals found more reasons to find the glass half full.

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Whingers galore but the good times roll

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Michael Pascoe For many, things may not be as good as they were. But for those with any sense of perspective, the state of the economy is still pretty damn good.

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New coal boom a marginal proposition

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Michael Pascoe Investing several billion dollars to dig a massive hole a long way from the coast in the Galilee Basin is a risky business under current circumstances.

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Why our banks can't afford faster growth

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Michael Pascoe Instead of wanting to borrow, we're stuffing increasing amounts of money under the banks' mattresses - and that's keeping bankers awake at nights.

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The week that was with Michael Pascoe

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Michael Pascoe The end of another week of media mayhem, yet another European summit and some welcome perspective on a couple of our big ticket economic issues.

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What to learn from Sony's greatest mistake

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Michael Pascoe Why Sony didn’t invent the iPod is one of the great lessons in corporate failure. And it’s a key reason behind the necessity of the Fairfax restructuring announced this week.

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The real online media challenge: advertising

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Michael Pascoe Another day another mystery: Never mind the whole media paywall challenge for a moment, why do advertisers pay 400 per cent more to display their wares in print than they do online?

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How a statistical misreading can unleash the China bears

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Michael Pascoe With global markets in a state of anxiety, it doesn't take much to spook them into costly falls.

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World markets lose billions over misread statistic

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Michael Pascoe With global markets in a state of high anxiety, it doesn’t take much to spook them into costly falls.

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Murdoch still dancing in the online dark

Telstra and the ABC have been hailed as shining examples of companies who have adapted to online culture.

Michael Pascoe News Ltd buying Business Specator and the Eureka Report is an indication of how the Murdoch empire is still struggling with online, like all the other publishers.

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China's biggest export market growing nicely

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Michael Pascoe Europe isn't the game breaker or maker for the Chinese economy that it's often made out to be by the China bear industry.

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Throwing money at housing is no cure for fear

Housing

Michael Pascoe Yet another contradiction to ponder about our economy: of the two biggest purchases most Australians make, one is going gangbusters while the other is flat and getting flatter. Go figure.

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Qantas: who ran down the roo?

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Michael Pascoe Before we’re overwhelmed by the drama of Qantas’s potential dismemberment, it’s fair to ask: who ran the roo down and set it up for the chop?

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RBA cracks down on credit card charges

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Michael Pascoe The Reserve Bank has officially put an end to the credit and debit card surcharge rort.

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Economic summit should silence the parrots

Michael Pascoe In a calendar full of pressure-cooker moments, tomorrow looks like being another hard day at the office for Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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