Do medal-winning drops represent the pinnacle of their craft, or marketing hype?
Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
Michael West Rarely will a judge remove the cloak of secrecy between a lawyer and their client.
Michael West What a tedious spectacle it is - the left and right tearing strips off each other over the ABC.
Michael West Qantas and Virgin have embarked on the biggest mail-out of unsolicited debit cards in the country’s history.
Michael West Lenders, aggregators and brokers have hit back at accusations by Choice magazine that ''lax'' lending standards and high loan-to-value ratio (LVR) loans are putting consumers at risk.
Michael West Regulators are sidestepping concerns the big four banks could be short-changing investors on the cash in their respective superannuation accounts.
Michael West There is a mysterious and dashing new corporate raider on the scene.
Michael West Merry Christmas to all! What a rollicking good year it was. Let us present the 2013 gongs for high achievement in the corporate arena.
Michael West Australians' superannuation cash is being pushed into low-returning savings accounts that help boost the profits of the big four banks, a Fairfax Media investigation has found.
Michael West Imagine if the fund manager was BT and its only investment was a bunch of shares in Westpac, which is BT's parent.
Michael West It was a horror week for QBE, with another earnings downgrade and a chairman going.
Michael West Effects of Holden closure tragic, but there's little sense throwing good money after bad.
Michael West In late 2004, Grant Jones, an in-house lawyer for MLC, went to work for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
Michael West A series of internal emails shows ASIC gave special exemptions to funds management industry
Michael West The well-fed passengers on the financial services gravy train have sprung from their premiere classe seats with burning indignation. They are shaking their fists and crying foul.
Michael West The subject of Trevor Kennedy's wealth has been a matter of speculation and scrutiny in Sydney's business community for two decades.
Michael West Question: what do drop bears and the east-coast gas shortage have in common?
Michael West With AGL planning to dump 37,500 tonnes of salt onto a floodplain, accountability is elusive.
Michael West Almost half the investment returns made by Australian savers over the past five years has gone on management fees.
Coal seam gas
Michael West The NSW government has sidelined the Environment Protection Authority in pushing ahead with a coal seam gas project despite advice it is high risk, threatening valuable agricultural land.
Michael West Shareholder revolution is on the rise as the ranks of activist funds swell.