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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: Future Fund’s win … China’s festive grin … mining in the bin …

How the Future Fund bunkered down against the worst of the downturn. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Hockey’s economic plan IS working, but he won’t say why

Joe Hockey said yesterday’s GDP number showed his economic plan was working. He’s right, but the it’s the economic plan that he never mentions, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

GDP shocker will rattle government

A poor GDP outcome for the June quarter will put further pressure on a government ostensibly committed to a “jobs and growth” political recovery, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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JOSH TAYLOR | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

TPG begins raiding iiNet. Yep! TPG begins raiding iiNet!

TPG is making iiNet more like itself, overseeing an exodus of executives and putting a freeze on new spending.

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BUSINESS | 5

Quelle surprise — government hands big banks a tax win

The government has delivered another win for the big banks, dumping a tax that Joe Hockey supported just months ago, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: gone are the spoils … casino revenues boil … where’s Canada’s oil? …

We’re not even riding the wake of the resources boom anymore; it’s all but vanished. And other business tidbits of the day.

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CRIKEY INTERN | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Serving mediocre, overpriced junk food might not be the worst offence committed by 7-Eleven. Former employees are claiming systemic underpayment. Crikey intern Marc Sudholz explains.

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BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Australia’s government debt? Look over there! Bill Shorten!

There is a debt emergency! All hands to debt panic stations! Except, as freelance journalist Alan Austin explains, Australia’s debt has risen the most under this very government.

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Weaker data sets stage for low June growth

Tomorrow’s June-quarter GDP number looks likely to be weaker than expected, with business activity and the balance of payments pulling down growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: oil’s up, don’t scoff … back to mortgage trough? … all bets are off …

China’s crackdown on corruption is hurting Macau’s gambling coffers in a big way. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: rate tweaks … property looks bleak … greedy gun freaks …

The world holds is breath ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s meeting in mid-September. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

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 | 1 UNLOCK?

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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BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

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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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

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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BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

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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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10

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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