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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Slaters now silent over capital-raising controversy

The slip of a keystroke reveals that Slater and Gordon are unwilling to discuss the massive difference in investor compensation.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: spoils and oil…default rattle not battle … Piech’s failed putsch

Market of moaning kangaroo set to ascend greasy pole and Greece finds some peace at eurozone meeting. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Business lays waste to government and fourth estate

Hard-hitting business journalism is more important than ever, with businesses flagrantly running roughshod over Parliament. But there are fewer and fewer journos up to (and supported in) the task.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

Has the tax discussion taken us further away from reform?

With most sensible options ruled out, we’ve gone backwards on tax reform, not forwards.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Slaters capital raising confirms unfair system for retail investors

Capital raising’s two-tier system leaves small shareholders behind the eight ball as institutional investors clean up.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: no drama for Greece … bonds not a breeze … Amazon’s ease …

Reprieve for Greece, BHP bests rival in bonds, questions over top fox, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Inflation on target, but will the Reserve Bank hold fire?

Yesterday’s inflation data gives the go-ahead to cut interest rates, but will the RBA wait for the budget, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane ask.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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CHRIS SEAGE | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

No more ‘brick walls’: tax complaints outsourced to watchdog

Tax complaints will no longer go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, instead being handled by the Inspector-General of Taxation. And that is great news for taxpayers.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Single Flash Boy flushed out of London — for real?

An overnight arrest reveals a farcical joust between a home trader and the entire financial system.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13 UNLOCK?

Labor leaves Coalition isolated on super tax handouts

The government looks flat-flooted as sentiment turns against generous superannuation tax concessions to the wealthy.

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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Time for Takeovers Panel to stop suppressing freedom of speech

There is a body in Australia that has the extraordinary power to ban all public speech on an issue. Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and commercial lawyer James Wheeldon report.

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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

No news is good news for incumbent on ABC and SBS contracts

While big savings are expected from the renegotiation of transmission contracts by the ABC and SBS, there’s been no tender process for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Bernard Keane and Myriam Robin write.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

3AW the bright spot in the dying gasp for Fairfax’s radio empire

Today’s radio ratings mark the final indictment on Fairfax’s management of its radio assets, write Crikey reporters Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: Stevens’ smite for the right … flaming galahs … milk of iron ilk

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens takes aim at the assess in the commentariat. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Essential: everyone thinks the budget will be bad for them

Voters expect the coming budget will be good for the wealthy and business, but bad for the rest of us — but that’s still better than last year’s budget, today’s Essential Report shows.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Coalition still playing catch-up on financial planning

While Labor’s Sam Dastyari runs “show trials” of the big banks, the Coalition is left ruing its failure to take control of the issue of financial planning scandals.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: jawboning rates … China not so great … Greece’s blind date …

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is jawboning again. Does a rate rise loom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 24 UNLOCK?

Abbott rightly resists the whine of the west

Tony Abbott is right to avoid the WA-versus-the-rest GST stoush, but he can’t avoid the fight over health and education funding.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: jobs galore … Greece feeling poor … Fortescue’s ore …

Do we still need that rate cut? And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

Good news on the jobs front suggest growth could be picking up

Today’s jobless numbers suggest the economy’s tepid growth might be improving, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: steel peaks … up debt creek … banking tweaks …

China may have hit peak steel early. And other business tidbits of the day.

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CRIKEY INTERN | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

What the heck is horizontal fiscal equalisation, and why does WA hate it?

Western Australia is particularly upset with the way the federal government distributes GST revenue. Does it have a point? Crikey intern Sophie Thomas explains.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Government faces fights on multiple fiscal fronts

The government faces fights on multiple fronts on tax and the budget, but doesn’t appear to have coordinated its tactics.

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