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Articles by Paddy Manning

Big banks in collusion, says former big bank director

A former chairman of Woolworths and director of ANZ has unleashed an unprecedented spray against the big four banks — and against the big two supermarkets.

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Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project — but that’s not stopping the WA Premier.

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The murky world of Tinkler’s Maules Creek approval revealed

More corruption and skulduggery has emerged in ICAC hearings, with Nathan Tinkler involved in much of it.

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Tinkler’s last roll of the dice to get back into the coal game

Nathan Tinkler wants back into the coal industry. But with three days left to raise some $40 million, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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Now we know News’ losses — how do they compare with Fairfax’s?

Fairfax has always been more transparent about reporting its profits and losses on a granular level. Now we finally have the same information for News Corp. And guess which company comes out on top …

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Exclusive docs show News’ Australian papers dragging down the empire

Leaked documents show a forest of brackets in News Corp’s Australian newspapers, with The Australian particularly in the red. How long can the house that Rupert built sustain such body blows?

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Why Telstra’s David Thodey is filthy, filthy rich

Along with its strong full-year profit results, Telstra today published its remuneration report for 2013-14. It shows David Thodey’s total remuneration in the five full years since he became chief executive in May 2009 has reached $33 million.

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Recent bad news, but CommBank still making money hand over fist

The Commonwealth Bank appears to have successfully weathered recent storms, with today’s accounts confirming it remains an impregnable money-making machine.

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Fugitive CSG emissions are no big deal, right? Wrong.

You may have heard that the amount of methane that leaks into the atmosphere is similar to the amount produced by four cows. Not so fast …

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Screw consultation, let’s just ban stuff: how to really fight climate change

We’ve tried giving business lobbyists and spinmeisters the chance to voice their concerns over environmental regulation. That didn’t work. It’s time to play hardball — and businesses will gratefully fall in line.

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Rio throws down the gauntlet on iron ore

Rio Tinto is reporting spectacular profits, and it has no plans to slow down production of iron ore, even though prices are falling.

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‘The bust is already here’: can Rinehart make Galilee coal profitable?

GVK Hancock is betting a lot on its Galilee Basin coal project. But with angry neighbours and falling coal prices, will they really hit pay dirt?

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The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world’s biggest coal mines.

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Transurban’s (toll) road to riches

You might want to buy shares in Transurban — the company is flush with your cash anyway.

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The next subprime mortgage crisis in the making

We’re not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.

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Israel still pulls business heavy hitters, but Palestine off the table

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has some big connections in the business world — and they are far too polite (and politic) to mention the current unpleasantness in Gaza.

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A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got — do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry — that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.

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Meet Jack Tilburn, the octogenarian firebrand holding fat cats to account

Australia’s first shareholder activist is still holding court in AGMs around the country — but does he speak for all shareholders?

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Macquarie ‘millionaire factory’ is back in business

Six years after surviving a share dive at the height of the GFC, Macquarie is back with a glowing thumbs up for its renumeration report.

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Why you should care about FoFA, even if you have no money to manage

The government’s Future of Financial Advice reforms are law (just about). But what do they actually mean? And if you don’t have a financial adviser, why should you care? Crikey’s business editor breaks it down.

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Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

And so DJs has been sold to the highest bidder — a South African company. What does shareholder Solomon Lew do next?

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Will Whitehaven Coal hoaxer Jonathan Moylan go to jail?

The man who caused chaos on the stock exchange with a hoax faces sentencing today.

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Fallout from CBA scandal only just beginning

Banks should be quaking in their boots, if the response to the CBA scandal is anything to go by.

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Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Australia could buy cheap international carbon credits and dramatically slash our emissions by 19% for a bargain-basement price. But do the overseas schemes do what they say on the tin?

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