Peter Cai

Amcom profit jumps 20% - again

Peter Cai Amcom Telecommunications has reported half-year net profit of $10 million, on the back of strong demand for data network access from business and government.

Nokia boss sees window of opportunity

Stephen  Elop.

Peter Cai When former Microsoft heavyweight Stephen Elop took charge of Nokia a little over two years ago, to say the mobile phone maker was in trouble would be an understatement.

Mobile surge helps Telstra lift first-half profit

Telstra and mobile.

Peter Cai Telstra has defied weak industry-wide mobile phone growth by adding more than 600,000 mobile customers, positioning the nation's dominant telco for a full-year profit of more than $3.6 billion.

Jump in mobile customers drives Telstra profit

Telstra

Peter Cai Telstra has reported its first-half earnings at $1.6 billion after strong growth in the number of mobile subscribers countered the decline in revenue from its traditional fixed-line and Yellow Pages...

Nokia chief wants to focus on device differences

Stephen Elop.

Peter Cai Stephen Elop believes the future of the troubled mobile-phone maker rests in more user-friendly devices.

Downer joins Lakes Oil as Rinehart board appointee

Alexander Downer.

Peter Cai Howard-era foreign minister Alexander Downer has joined the board of Lakes Oil as a nominee of Gina Rinehart-owned Hancock Prospecting.

Orica bid to forestall chemical crisis

Orica barrel.

Peter Cai Independent tests find traces of arsenic, lead and mercury in soil outside Orica plant.

'No unacceptable risk' to Botany residents: Orica

Orica plant in Port Kembla.

Peter Cai Orica has insisted there was no ‘‘unacceptable risk’’ to residents near the chemical and mining services company’s Port Botany plant despite dangerous levels of arsenic found outside the plant.

China a unique challenge, PwC warns

Caterpillar Inc. bulldozers are reflected in a puddle while sitting on display at a Patten Industries Inc. dealership in Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Caterpillar Inc., the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, said gains in its sales and profit this year will come in the second half as the world economy improves. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Peter Cai Accounting firm warns about compliance and reputational risks of doing business in China.

NBN Co in catch-up mode to meet own rollout targets

Peter Cai NBN Co will need to improve dramatically the speed at which it rolls out its fibre-optic network to meet the connection targets it set only last year.

CSIRO joins battle to boost productivity

CSIRO

Peter Cai Maths wizards and rocket scientists at CSIRO will help business combat stagnant productivity, and help ‘‘mum and dad investors’’ better understand risks.

Business can benefit from students of humanities

Peter Cai One of Australia's most powerful banking chiefs, Gail Kelly, did not start her finance career at Canary Wharf as a derivatives trader, or as a quantitative analyst at Martin Place.

Peter Cai

Business can benefit from students of humanities

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Peter Cai It's ironic that if Gail Kelly applied for an internship at Westpac, she probably wouldn't have a chance.

Carriers sign up to spectrum sale

Generic auction photo.

Peter Cai Australian mobile carriers throw their hats into the ring for the upcoming spectrum auction.

Descent from heaven a well-worn path

businessman heaven.

Peter Cai There is a cohort of former senior Treasury brass active in local and international banking.

Former Treasury boss Henry takes seat on ASX board

ken henry

Peter Cai ASX Ltd signalling its renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region after its aborted attempt to merge with the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2011.

Ken Henry joins ASX board

Dr Ken Henry.

Peter Cai Exchange operator ASX Ltd. has bolstered its board with the appointment of former Treasury boss Ken Henry.

Brokers target growth in wealthy visas

A businessman uses his mobile phone before a share prices board in Tokyo on November 5, 2010. Japan's share prices rose 267.21 points to close at 9,625.99 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, after surging more than three percent as sentiment was lifted by US measures to boost economic recovery. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Peter Cai Global firms are keeping an eye on the influx of wealthy Asian investors into Australia.

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Open society a pathway to prosperity

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Peter Cai Grand object of economy inquiries: Why are some countries so rich and some so poor?

ACCC looks to High Court over TPG broadband ads

TPG

Peter Cai The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking to take internet services provider TPG to the High Court over its alleged misleading advertisements after its setback at the full court...