The laptop's days as the flyer's weapon of choice look just about over.
Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
Michael West Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC: if it had the intestinal fortitude, the government could rip a cool $254 million from tax-dodging multinationals in a single year.
Michael West "Find out what yanks their chain. Prepare to get PO in court as soon as possible. Wants dirt on PO": ANZ Chief Risk Officer Chris Page giving directions to liquidators PPB.
Michael West If you joined the dots you’d conclude that taxpayers are going to subsidise Queensland’s Galilee Basin coal project, despite the G20 calls to end subsidies, low coal prices and some...
Michael West Perth Federal Court judge Anthony Siopis has ordered an inquiry into the conduct of the receivers PPB and how they managed to charge $34 million over 13 months in relation to Burrup, including $13...
Michael West Drenched as we are in sleek advertising and investment tips from media and myriad money managers, it is not too often that you turn up frank and fearless research about your savings and super.
Michael West At the risk of sounding churlish on Gail Kelly's big day, for she has been a first-rate chief executive of Westpac, some perspective is required.
Michael West If Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok were still about today, they would feel right at home in Western Australia.
Michael West Even if the G20 were to talk day and night for a year, it would hardly put a scratch on the Leviathan that is global profit shifting.
Michael West Vocation's fall from grace is hardly good news for those broking similar offerings.
Michael West After many years toiling for large companies and chronicling corporate behaviour this correspondent has only one useful observation to make: there appears to be an uncanny correlation between the...
Michael West Is the government availing its prospective investors in Medibank of everything they need to know?
Michael West It is a sad reality that while bankers are protected by taxpayers, they are also above the law.
Michael West The Medibank executives and their brokers will hardly be yelling it from the rooftops but as they showcase their wares to institutional investors, their message will be industry consolidation.
Michael West Is Groupon Australia acting in the interests of its own body corporate in Australia?
Michael West There was a chap on ABC Radio in a state of high indignation on Wednesday morning. All this reporting from certain sections of the media on tax was “scurrilous”, he said.
Michael West The fury over the ANU's fossil fuel divestment is the greatest red herring since 19th century English polemicist William Cobbett used a rotting kipper to distract his hunting dogs from chasing a hare.
Michael West An insider threatens to blow the lid on how the power industry 'games the regulator'.
Michael West It was just a hunch. Could it possibly be that Australia’s top merchant bank is not paying tax?
Michael West So it is that the nation owes the Property Council a debt of gratitude.
Michael West While the government, the opposition and Jacqui Lambie were engrossed in days of debate over the burqa this week, it was heartening to see somebody in Canberra looking after the broader interests of...