Peter Cai

Hainan talks

Warning to ease China trade hurdles

Xi Jinping

Peter Cai Australian and Chinese business leaders say Australia is in danger of losing its competitiveness.

Coalition set to launch policy on NBN

Malcolm Turnbull.

Peter Cai Malcolm Turnbull is likely to release the Coalition's policy on the NBN as early as next week.

Broadband

ACCC seeks more control on NBN prices

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

Peter Cai ACCC has demanded greater oversight over the NBN Co under its 'special access undertaking'.

Telcoms

TPG fine slashed on appeal

TPG

Peter Cai TPG has scored a victory against the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission after the Federal Court reduced a $2 million fine against the internet services provider to $50,000.

Regulation

ACCC wants more power over NBN prices

NBN

Peter Cai The competition watchdog is broadly satisfied with NBN Co's undertaking, which sets out for 30 years the commercial and legal conditions under which telcos access the national broadband network.

Currencies

Push grows to settle with yuan

An employee counts Chinese banknotes.

Peter Cai A former Chinese central bank adviser has urged a greater use of the yuan between China and Australia as the country seeks a more important role for its currency.

Asia-Pacific

Old school ties key to Australia's role in new order

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Peter Cai When the Thai transport minister met a group of Australian journalists recently, he was quick to offer a share tip.

Optus eyes fixed-line growth

Rotary telephone

Peter Cai Optus is renewing its focus on its fixed-line business after slow mobile subscriber growth in a flat market.

Telcos

Optus hires new fixed-line head

Peter Cai Optus will renew its focus on its fixed-line business in an attempt to curb plateauing mobile growth.

Internet

NBN admits to three month delay

NBN

Peter Cai The NBN Co has admitted the troubled National Broadband Project will be delayed by three months, blaming lack of construction workers on the ground for the delay.

Media

Fairfax to charge overseas readers

SMH website.

Peter Cai Fairfax Media will charge overseas readers of its news websites in a move to boost revenue.

Telecommunications

Optus Satellite may be spun off

SingTel dishes.

Peter Cai Singapore Telecommunications has hired financial advisers to review its Australian satellite business.

Online

Fairfax websites to charge international readers

Peter Cai Fairfax Media will charge international readers of its news websites $15 a month from next Tuesday in a move to boost revenue.

Mining

Explorer exploits Suharto link after law changes

Panji Suharto

Peter Cai and Lena Bell A grandson of former Indonesian dictator Suharto has toured Australia looking for investors.

Jobs

An officer and an executive - how the roles stack up

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Peter Cai When General Peter Cosgrove hung up his slouch hat in 2005 and joined the board of Qantas as a non-executive director, he thought he would be pursuing a much gentler form of warfare, fought inside an...

Army top brass making corporate waves

General Peter Cosgrove.

Peter Cai But military modes aren't always popular in the business world.

Regulation

Telstra told to cut its charges

broadband generic

Peter Cai The competition regulator is forcing Telstra to cut the price it charges wholesale customers.

Mobiles

Optus takes its pitch to the shopping centre

Optus

Peter Cai Optus is overhauling its stores and shopfronts to lure new customers as competition intensifies for mobile subscribers in a flat market.

Banking

NAB deals in China in its own way

NAB logo.

Peter Cai National Australia Bank is eschewing the bricks-and-mortar Asian expansion strategy of its rivals.

Technology

Huawei still pushes NBN deal

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Peter Cai Chinese technology company still pressing Canberra to reconsider the decision to ban its hardware.