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Investment figures offer some hope of a non-mining rebound

Ignore the gloomsters — yesterday’s capital expenditure figures showed signs of a tentative lift in the non-mining sector of the economy, and that’s good news, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Business bites: loss-making crown … more write-downs … football deals gain ground …

The biggest losers in the marketplace are not miners, for once. It’s media that’s circling the drain.

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If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

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The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly — something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: about that rate rise … market reaches for the skies … housing highs …

It looks like maybe the Fed won’t be raising interest rates after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: no bounce … how BHP pounced … Kiwis announce …

Dead cats don’t bounce. And other business tidbits of the day.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

A receding Chinese tide beaches all boats, and Australia’s getting stuck in the sand

China seemed like it had hit its straps in terms of economic management. But then it all started to come apart …

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Stocks: hold ‘em, fold ‘em, walk away or run?

The sharemarket has lost billions. But where does that money come from? And where did it go? And was it even real money to begin with? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

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Business bites: shares slinking … ‘kitchen sinking’ … BlueScope thinking …

Sell! Sell! Sell! So go the markets. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: nowhere to hide … rates on the rise? … media takes a dive …

Markets the world over are tumbling. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Rupert risks even more self-inflicted wounds with NRL war

The Murdochs did a lot of damage to rugby league and the game will be better off by reducing their influence, going forward.

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Business bites: tech stocks dive … ASX thrives … Qantas survives …

The darlings of Wall Street, Apple, Netflix, Twitter and Amazon, have plunged. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Govt embraces Chinese workers, but not investment

While the government charges Labor with racism over the China Australia Free Trade Agreement, it is pandering to xenophobic sentiments about Chinese investment.

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Business bites: Seven not in heaven … suffering again at APN …

Bad media news all round.

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Mayne: how Abbott kept me off the board of Medibank Private

There are just three ASX100 companies that have a rule capping the number of board members in order to disadvantage independent board tilts. What makes these three so special?

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Business bites: mad for pumpkin spice … Walmart sales not so nice … Seven West on thin ice …

What is it with Americans’ love of all things “pumpkin flavoured”? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: takeover bid … oil slid … shares hit the skids …

Takeovers all the rage. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: poor result for Seven … gold bugs out of heaven … resources company in Chapter 11 …

Should we all invest in gold? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: mystery Packer pay packet ends noble volunteering tradition

James Packer steps aside, looks set to draw a tidy pay packet.

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Business bites: the bad … the sad … the mad …

And the biggest losers are *drumroll* … Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Official: Australia is worse for mining investment under the Coalition

Despite the abolition of the mining tax and Tony Abbott spruiking coal, officially Australia is a poorer place for mining investment than under Labor, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Business bites: yuan adrift … traders miffed … Telstra’s shift …

An erratic yuan is the new normal. And other business tidbits of the day.

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CEOs trump MPs for profligacy, but at least they’re not wasting our money

The Australian PM would only come in about 100 in a list of Australian CEOs if his perks were included with his salary. But CEOs are not funded by the taxpayer. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy reports.

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Mayne: CBA declares record $3.6b dividend, asks for $5b capital injection

Raising capital is not a cheap exercise, as Commonwealth Bank has shown.

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Business bites: still blue chip … China’s dip … denialists, get a grip …

CBA strikes it rich. And other business tidbits of the day.

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