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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Abbott and Hockey’s reality check isn’t over yet

The government is busily shaping expectations about next week’s budget, but it’s clear there’ll be no significant improvement in the budget deficit.

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Business bites: big four need to lift … Kelly’s exit swift … Macca’s global shift …

The Big Four banks need to lift capital levels. And other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Mayne: mates pass baton as Transurban proposes East-West alternative

Transurban knows how to sucker punch politicians by offering a “free” $5 billion Western Distributor in exchange for a lengthy extension to its existing toll road concession.

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CRIKEY INTERN | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: feeding the greedy … trouble and bubbles … stacked against Maccas …

Data stuck in galah craws, Westpac’s Pollyanna chief in charge, and mayhem in Maccas’ world. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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CRIKEY INTERN | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: data smacks of a public whack … high-tech wreck … muted cheers and rate fears …

A lashing for aggressive lending, tech high-fliers hit new lows, and reports of eurozone deflation. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Telstra chief proves nice guys finish first as he leaves thriving telco

Outgoing chief David Thodey turned Telstra from a poisoned chalice to a corporate success, executing one of the most remarkable stints in Australian blue-chip corporate history.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Fair’s fair — another bad report for the public health lobby

A key nanny state lobby group’s own polling continues to undermine its own hysterical narrative on alcohol.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: no win for Fin … US weak speak … mates and rates …

Fin fails to report Stevens’ slapdown, Fed gives mixed messages and central banks announce rates. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Don’t be afraid of the vampire squid

How worried should we be about a credit rating downgrade? Not much, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Oh god, air travel is about to get even more hellish

Australia is about to get a lot more wide-body airplanes. Unfortunately, they won’t be any roomier.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Incoming Fairfax chairman on hold pending ACMA paperwork

Incoming Fairfax chairman Nick Falloon isn’t actually on the Fairfax board yet — because someone didn’t get regulatory approval in time. Now the company is sweating on ACMA finalising the paperwork, write Myriam Robin and Bernard Keane.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2

Stevens issues warning on misconduct

Even through phrased in polite central banker language, yesterday Glenn Stevens made clear to the big banks that the RBA doesn’t trust them as much as it used to, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

A tale of two possibilities? Seven in Telstra talks and rights issue

Why was UBS’ chief talking takeover turkey if Seven West Media has a rights issue in the offing?

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: GDP gloom and monetary moves … prize for dollar rise … gung-ho may go slow …

There’s little movement in US economy as Australian dollar rises and Kiwis flag possible rate cuts. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: little faith in the Coalition’s fiscal courage

Voters don’t have much faith the government has a plan to return to surplus — though they’re in no hurry, Essential Report finds.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: exploitation the new black as Slaters defends offer

Exploited small investors, a law firm who defends the little guy and a party who values property rights. What’s wrong with this picture?

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CRIKEY INTERN | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: M2 dash for cash … directors’ cash smashed … China means green business …

Contested iiNet bid unlikely to do anything, Adelaide company announces surprise fee cuts and China report explores carbon trading. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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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 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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