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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Mayne: crunch time for 1 million Aussies in bank capital raisings

Why Stephen Mayne will be giving the ANZ share purchase plan offer a miss.

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JOSH TAYLOR | COMPANIES | 7 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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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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COMPANIES | 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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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 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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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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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 2

Mayne: how and why investment banks and boards shaft retail investors

Banks continue to oil the wheels of an unfair system.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 1

Mayne: Big Four banks pay shareholders $20b a year, then ask for it back

ANZ has sprinted into an opaque and secretive placement where there is no disclosure as to whom has shelled out $2.5 billion.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES |

Productivity Commission fails to deliver for WorkChoices fans

The Productivity Commission’s report on industrial relations has rejected many of the claims advanced by employer groups about the need for major IR reform.

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Golden marketing ploy: Streets having a gay old time at media’s expense?

An individual fan has convinced behemoth Unilever to create a new product just for him! Sound too good to be true? We have the inside scoop.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES |

Could Robb have protected Australia from corporate lawsuits?

Other states have grappled with the issues around investor-state dispute settlement. Andrew Robb has failed to learn from them.

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Mayne: shareholder rights up for debate on carbon emissions

A landmark ruling in the Federal Court tomorrow could have big implications for the future of shareholders’ rights in Australia.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES |

Abbott’s new treaty a win for lawyers, corporations, but a loss for Australia

ISDS benefits only corporations, and governments lose out even when they win, the evidence shows.

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Ten boss’ shock exit stuns industry, leaves many suspicious

Hamish McLennan’s sudden departure from Network Ten came as a surprise to just about everyone in the industry. Well, almost everyone. Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Mayne: Macquarie complains about compliance — McCann you believe the hypocrisy?

For two months now, the full board of Macquarie has been wasting everyone’s time. Yesterday’s AGM wasn’t much different.

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Business Bites: Kiwis cut … debtors strut … Twiggy’s glut …

Think Australians are crippled by household debt? Think again. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: cheese trough … no more cough … Barbie drops off …

Seems Facebook and smartphones are just that much cooler than Barbie these days. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: Canucks in the red … BHP misread … coal is dead …

Canada headed for recession, with same economic preconditions as Australia. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: banks will fight … KFC’s plight … Greece is tight …

KFC, Macca’s, etc, lose their appeal in China. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: banks win … housing in the bin … Greece pulls the pin …

Banks have won some ground on capital requirements. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Will the TPP destroy our healthcare system?

Could the TPP force Australia to adopt an American-style model of private health? Dr Matthew Rimmer, Professor of intellectual property and innovation law at QUT, explains.

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Business bites: AWOL Joe … ore sinks low … cyber attack, or no? …

Was the NYSE hit by a cyber attack? And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: China’s wake … luxury make … bourbon lake …

Kentucky is sitting on a lake made of bourbon. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: Barnaby’s paper … Greece caper … China runs on vapour …

The new agricultural white paper neglects to mention all the bad things the government has done for agriculture. And other business tidbits of the day.

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