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Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator

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How the banks are failing customers (and shareholders)

How the banks are failing customers (and shareholders)

Adam SchwabMar 8, 201611 Comments

In the wake of the revelations about the Commonwealth Bank that Fairfax and Four Corners brought to light, it's worth looking at what the big bosses are paid -- and for what.

Memo to the rent-seeking zombies: you should pay CGT when you sell your damn house

Memo to the rent-seeking zombies: you should pay CGT when you sell your damn house

Adam SchwabFeb 23, 201618 Comments

Making the sale of the principal place of residence CGT-free is nothing short of intergenerational theft.

Just how much is Gina Rinehart actually worth?

Just how much is Gina Rinehart actually worth?

Adam SchwabFeb 2, 20162 Comments

The crashing coal price and rise of renewable energy sources mean Gine RInehart may not be as wealthy as Forbes and BRW suggest.

Did Essendon players get a fair shake?

Did Essendon players get a fair shake?

Adam SchwabJan 18, 201611 Comments

Examining the evidence in the Essendon peptides case.

Is Slater & Gordon ABC Learning all over again?

Is Slater & Gordon ABC Learning all over again?

Adam SchwabJan 13, 20161 Comment

Those who remember the ABC Learning Centres debacle will have that old familiar feeling when it comes to Slater & Gordon.

Who killed Dick Smith? A private equity murder mystery

Who killed Dick Smith? A private equity murder mystery

Adam SchwabJan 11, 201615 Comments

Can we really blame Anchorage for the disaster that Dick Smith has become?

The 2015 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

The 2015 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

Adam SchwabDec 18, 20152 Comments

From the best press release (Volkswagen, for claiming it was an environmental leader) to Kmart's humble and savvy CEO, here are the best and worst of business for the year.

Dick doesn't, and other horror business tales

Dick doesn't, and other horror business tales

Adam SchwabDec 2, 20154 Comments

Dick Smith collapses, while Westpac's executive bonuses soar.

Is Alphatise a dead letter?

Is Alphatise a dead letter?

Adam SchwabMar 6, 2015

Alphatise has ambitious targets and big plans for getting in on a piece of the group-buying pie. But does its reach exceed its grasp?

Adam Schwab's business winners and losers of 2014

Adam Schwab's business winners and losers of 2014

Adam SchwabDec 19, 20143 Comments

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let's look at those who made it all possible.