The jewel in the Flying Kangaroo's asset portfolio is far too valuable to sell off.
Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
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.
Michael West The release of Boart Longyear's 2013 earnings on Monday paints a sombre picture.
Michael West The release of Boart’s 2013 earnings this morning paints a sombre picture.
Michael West If Tony Abbott wants to achieve lower power prices, he will need to be better advised.
Michael West Got a call from a contact the other day; you'd better have a look at this, he said.
Michael West The administrators of failed funds management operation LM Group have quietly sold a beachside property to a confidante and key associate of LM’s founder Peter Drake for less than half its previous...
Michael West As his empire was imploding, Peter Drake was busy transferring cash to his girlfriend.
Michael West To save money, Abbott might be tempted to look at the Australian Information Commissioner office.
Michael West For manufacturers and consumers alike, the soaring price of gas is disturbing.