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Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
Michael West Another skirmish has flared in the decade of hostilities between industry funds and retail funds.
Michael West The question remains, why did $7 million end up in Matthew Joyce's account if it wasn't his?
Michael West Cameron Clyne, the departing chief executive of National Australia Bank, assumed the reins at the apogee of the global financial crisis, just six weeks before the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Michael West James Wheeldon joined the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in mid-2004.
Michael West A lawyer who worked for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission has told the Senate how he was under pressure to do amend laws in favour of the giants of the financial services industry,...
Michael West Reports that BHP may be mooting a $20 billion spinoff are to be welcomed by investors.
Michael West Raymond Tatnell's financial adviser told him the investment was 'a no-brainer'. He was right.
Michael West There is still much in the way of lard to be excised and smaller rivals to be preyed upon.
Michael West Rodney Smart went to Ghana in 2012 to do a gold deal. Instead, the former real estate agent from Double Bay in Sydney says he ended up being kidnapped in the neighbouring West African republic of...
Michael West Abbott's red tape rendered a red herring by an issue of greater consequence.
Michael West Anybody who has been listening to AGL or the media coverage it has received this week will have heard the message loud and clear: we are heading for a cliff.
Michael West Worldwide oil production would have peaked by now had it not been for the US shale boom.
Michael West Supreme leader of the ASX keeps his grip over financial markets in Australia.
Su-Lin Tan and Michael West Graham Filmer used to earn a living 30 kilometres off the coast of Corny Point in South Australia long-line fishing for sharks – mostly bronze whalers, gummies and schoolies – and catching snapper.
Michael West Rupert Murdoch's News Limited is considering a proposal by finance guru Alan Kohler to expand into investment management.
Michael West The single greatest policy challenge in financial markets is the hegemony of the banks.
Michael West Rural communities riven in dissent, angry blockades, a grazier chained to a drill rig, farmers arm-in-arm at the barricades with greenies, the conservative Sydney talk show host Alan Jones allied...
Michael West The latest figures from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) show industry funds performed about 30 per cent better than retail over 10 years.
Michael West In mid-2008 the ASIC was warned Storm Financial group was going to blow up.
Michael West Rubbery figures about Australia's demand for gas are being used to ram through approval for coal seam gas fracking projects earmarked for export.