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Small business misery poses  dilemma for reformers
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Small business misery poses dilemma for reformers

The stories outlined at the royal commission underline the difficulty of balancing credit and risk.

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Increased asbestos liability hits James Hardie but shareholders happy
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Increased asbestos liability hits James Hardie but shareholders happy

As the deadly material continues to cast a shadow over the company its investors seem content.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Evicting a blind old woman is Westpac's public relations debacle
Opinion

Evicting a blind old woman is Westpac's public relations debacle

The rights for parents acting as guarantors for their children are very limited.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Red-tape protest: China's tactical trade payback
Opinion

Red-tape protest: China's tactical trade payback

Australian exporters are being caught in the diplomatic crossfire.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Myer's sales result scorecard? Better ask Sol
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Myer's sales result scorecard? Better ask Sol

Myer shares rise but Lew warns of profit disaster

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Penn under the gun as Telstra's earnings hangover gets worse
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Penn under the gun as Telstra's earnings hangover gets worse

Investors knew Telstra's earnings would fall off a cliff post-NBN. They didn’t previously understand the size of the cliff.

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Telstra's not even close to filling the post-NBN earnings gap
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Telstra's not even close to filling the post-NBN earnings gap

For all the big talk of the future transformation of Telstra, there is nothing on the horizon that is large enough to be a game changer.

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AMP shareholders voted again, this time with their wallets
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AMP shareholders voted again, this time with their wallets

All it takes is a strongly negative stock report from a highly rated investment bank to sink a share price.

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'They'd like to see you on a spit': AMP in full-throttle damage control
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'They'd like to see you on a spit': AMP in full-throttle damage control

The AMP didn't just receive a first "strike" on Thursday against its remuneration report. It was a resounding thwack.

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Integration is banking's dirty word that Westpac loves to say
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Integration is banking's dirty word that Westpac loves to say

Brian Hartzer is separating his bank from the pack on wealth.

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It's sorry, not sorry, as AMP tries to talk its way out of trouble
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It's sorry, not sorry, as AMP tries to talk its way out of trouble

AMP has finessed the apology to the level of an art form over what it calls "a difficult couple of weeks".

  • by Elizabeth Knight