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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Slow-lane economy needs all the help it can get

The Australian economy continued its poor performance in the December quarter, but it’s what lies ahead that is driving the Reserve Bank to cut rates.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

ACMA free to rule on 2DayFM royal prank

The High Court has ruled ACMA can investigate 2DayFM for criminal conduct — now the hunt begins.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: RBA takes a stand … Morrison re-brands … payments Snowball out of hand …

Newly minted Social Services Minister Scott Morrison left Immigration a total mess. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Hockey’s intergenerational partisanship risks sensible debate

By turning the Intergenerational report into an attack on Labor, Joe Hockey will wreck the value of a report designed to facilitate sensible long-term debate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

A simple solution to halve the national debt (who likes birthday presents anyway?)

The sky is falling! Australia’s debt-to-GDP ratio could cross the 100% threshold! Heavens to Betsy! But don’t worry, economist Tom Westland has an elegant plan to save the Australian economy.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

China’s economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: Rio ‘streamlines’ … coal price declines … Glencore shuts its mines …

Rio Tinto’s “streamlining” is great for shareholders — less so for workers. And other business tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Foxed out: Sky News takeover could take a sharp turn to the Right

News Corp’s heavy-handed play for Australian News Channel may turn Sky into our very own Fox News.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Investment collapsing, wages stagnating. Other than that, all’s well …

Business investment is collapsing, with no sign of a replacement for the mining investment boom, while wages stagnate, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Meet the former public servant running the jobs firm accused of fudging the books

A low-profile WA former public servant owns the ORS group, which featured in an explosive Four Corners investigation on Monday night.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15 UNLOCK?

Attack-mode Abbott raises the tariff walls against foreigners

Tony Abbott is now incapable of any response to policy issues other than attack. Now he’s turned his sights on foreign investment.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: banking brutes … Twiggy back to roots … Southern Cross recruits …

Morgan Stanley’s Australian CEO visits Melbourne. And other business tidbits of the day.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

New Telstra boss Andy Penn’s run-in with watchdog lingers

What did Andrew Penn do that got him in such hot water with APRA?

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: cheap iron ore … ethanol sales poor … US bonds? Sure! …

BHP slashes the cost of iron ore extraction. And other business tidbits for the day.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 17 UNLOCK?

‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

Defenders of the government’s mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn’t that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: Greece kicks the can … Warren has a plan … Golden Roast finds a fan …

Greece kicks bailout fears another four months down the road. And other business news from the day.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 18 UNLOCK?

Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello

Climate change is the ultimate form of intergenerational theft — and Joe Hockey is making it worse.

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STILGHERRIAN | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Lenovo screwed by the Superfish: a cybersecurity nightmare

The world’s largest manufacturer of PCs and laptops has left its customers wide open to attacks by hackers.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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GUY RUNDLE | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: Abbott slurs … Bunnings purrs … Coles Express errs …

The “Open for Business” PM speaks ill of Australian business. And other business tidbits of the day.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS |

Origin’s LNG excitement fades as black gold loses its lustre

Origin Energy is still making money, but its bigwigs (and shareholders) would be a lot happier if oil were still $100 a barrel.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

US provides a glimpse of the future of student debt

Student loans are now the second biggest form of debt in the United States, and the worst-performing of all, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: Toll sold … Seek feels old … US rates hold …

Japan Post’s incorporation of Toll Holdings could be over sooner than you think. And other business tidbits of the day.

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