Stephen Bartholomeusz | Canberra Times
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Stephen is one of Australia’s most respected business journalists. He was most recently co-founder and associate editor of the Business Spectator website and an associate editor and senior columnist at The Australian.

The incredible shrinking AMP: Setting up for a down-sized future
Analysis

The incredible shrinking AMP: Setting up for a down-sized future

The scale of the challenges confronting new AMP chief executive Francesco De Ferrari are many, varied and, if not yet existential, quite threatening.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz

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There's a big obstacle to an NBN write-down - and it's in the billions

There's a big obstacle to an NBN write-down - and it's in the billions

Telcos are calling for an NBN write-down and Labor appears sympathetic - but it's not clear how they could do it.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Jerome Powell isn't the only one confused by the peculiar market behaviour
Opinion

Jerome Powell isn't the only one confused by the peculiar market behaviour

There is confusion and contradiction in financial markets as trade talks near their crunch point.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
How removing two letters could have hurt financial system
Opinion

How removing two letters could have hurt financial system

Kenneth Hayne was urged to make a small change to the wording of a law that could have damaged the financial system. Thankfully he declined.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The end was inevitable after NAB duo annoyed royal commissioner
Opinion

The end was inevitable after NAB duo annoyed royal commissioner

Once Kenneth Hayne singled out Andrew Thorburn and his chairman, Ken Henry, from a multitude of equally-deserving peers for harsh criticism in his final report they were on shaky ground.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
AMP dodges break-up but hasn't escaped unscathed
Opinion

AMP dodges break-up but hasn't escaped unscathed

The royal commission may not have decreed the end of vertical integration but the recommendations it did make, and its own internal challenges, will still impact and reshape AMP.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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Recession-free era could turn into something quite unpleasant

Recession-free era could turn into something quite unpleasant

The RBA governor has underscored how finely-balanced our current economic circumstances appear to be.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Hayne ends the executive remuneration debate

Hayne ends the executive remuneration debate

Institutional shareholders are not going to be happy with Kenneth Hayne.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The banks haven't escaped unscathed, quite the contrary
Opinion

The banks haven't escaped unscathed, quite the contrary

The reaction to the royal commission's final report might suggest the major banks got off lightly. They didn't.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Bond bears and equity bulls are running in opposite directions

Bond bears and equity bulls are running in opposite directions

The US sharemarket is bullish but the bond market is bearish. Only one of them can be right and generally it's the bond market.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
'Waiting for clarity': The Fed's abrupt and disturbing policy shift
Opinion

'Waiting for clarity': The Fed's abrupt and disturbing policy shift

In December the US central bank was complacent about the outlook for the world's largest economy. Now it's not. So why are markets celebrating?

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz