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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: shareholder resolutions bring big four banks to carbon disclosure table

The formation of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility represents the first serious grassroots attempt to improve shareholder democracy in Australia.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 1

Kerry Stokes will be asking Santa for a much better 2015

The billionaire is under attack on four fronts, with the media business and oil and gas draining his wealth.

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ADAM SCHWAB | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let’s look at those who made it all possible.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

What’s the point of a tax debate when the miners run tax policy?

The government is entering a tax debate looking like the pawn of multinational mining companies. It is a dangerous position to be in.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Ten is in big trouble, with takeover still uncertain

Ten has performed woefully in the last year, but shareholders overwhelmingly rejected Crikey’s founder’s board tilt.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 4

Calm down, you can still afford your morning latte

Contrary to expectations, there has not been a dramatic shortage in the production of coffee, and predictions of $5 lattes were wildly exaggerated.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Real pro-business advocates act on climate change — just ask Maggie

A company board that ignores a clear and present danger to its business is negligent — and climate change is that clear and present danger, writes Dr Geoff Edwards, president of the Royal Society of Queensland.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Gerry Harvey gets richer while small shareholders shrug

There will be one person who will benefit greatly from Harvey Norman’s latest capital raising — septuagenarian founder Gerry Harvey.

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STILGHERRIAN | BUSINESS | 15 UNLOCK?

Uber’s ‘asshole culture’ on full display in Sydney CBD siege

If Uber wants to be anything more than a top-end service for the digital elite, there are a lot of changes it needs to make.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

The 2014 Crikeys: Thodey, Gonski get the business gongs

Crikey’s business reporter shares his thoughts on the best and worst of the business world in 2014.

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BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: will Retail Food Group join these companies looking out for the little guy?

Gold Coast-based Retail Food Group is offering small investors a great opportunity — but will it do the right thing if the offer is over-subscribed?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 23

MYEFO by the numbers: economic rocks ahead

Treasurer Joe Hockey has unveiled a serious deterioration in revenue in the latest budget update.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 25

Telstra wins, we all lose in NBN deal

We’ll get the broadband network we can afford — and unfortunately, we can’t afford much.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Packer backed Andrews — now how about a new Crown hotel?

James Packer gave his support to Daniel Andrews during the election campaign, and now it seems it’s time to pay the piper.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 16 UNLOCK?

Malaysian conspiracy to cover up the truth of MH370

Crikey asked Plane Talker Ben Sandilands to explain the loss of MH370 in as few words as possible in a year end review

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Junkets and favours: how the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce makes friends

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is working hard to impress Australian business community, but there is another side of the story not being told.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Mayne: ANZ shareholders shine a light on biggest financier of fossil fuels

As the biggest financier of fossil fuels in Australia, ANZ can’t afford to conceal its role in GHG emissions from shareholders.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Shush, gloomsters, our jobs figures are better than you think

The unemployment rate is slightly up, and that puts doubt on predictions of a rate cut.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: DUET Group shows how not to treat retail investors

Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Too left-wing for News Corp? Business Spectator bids farewell to Rob Burgess

Rob Burgess has taken a redundancy from News Corp’s Business Spectator, after disagreeing with “some other journalists” about his views on things like carbon pricing and the mining tax.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 49 UNLOCK?

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Data retention is central to the government’s crackdown on filesharing — illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Copyright notice schemes won’t work and consumers will pay

Overseas experience shows copyright notice schemes don’t work — but they do cost consumers money.

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MEL CAMPBELL | BUSINESS | 10

So, you think you’re middle class …

With almost 93% of Australians identifying as middle class, we need to start talking about the c-word.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 12

‘Generally adequate’? How the big banks screw over small business

The Murray inquiry says the level of competition in banking is “generally adequate”. Tell that to small business owners.

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