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COMPANIES | 7 UNLOCK?

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania’s judges just don’t have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Corporate watchdog fails to pass a conflict of interest test of its own

How ASIC handles conflicts of interest when it relies on swapping staff with industry is key to perceptions of the regulator. And the story is not a good one.

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GUY RUNDLE | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Rundle: we, robot, the industrial revolution’s ultimate design

Robots are becoming very good at aping human behaviour — perhaps because they have become proxies for the uniform worker drone in factories. Robots are familiar to us because we have become mechanised.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The market rose after a trifecta of good economic data, better-than-expected corporate earnings from Yahoo, and confirmation from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the central bank would continue supporting the economic recovery.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 14

Liberals, in denial over O’Farrell’s error, should learn from this

As NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell heads for the exit, shooting the messenger won’t help the Liberals. Incestuous links with business will continue to inflict damage on the party, especially in a party branch as inept as NSW.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 7 UNLOCK?

How to fuel a Badgerys Creek airport — keep on truckin’

A new airport at Badgery’s Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Journalism, or just good PR? Meet Australia’s newest media publisher

ANZ is the first bank to set up a corporate newsroom in Australia. Is it just a PR exercise, or will it do good journalism? And should readers trust it? Crikey went to the launch.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets are shaky across Europe, as the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

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Morning Market Report

Good news for TPG shareholders, courtesy of the NBN.

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Morning Market Report

The dollar finished slightly weaker, while local markets stayed stable.

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GILES PARKINSON | COMPANIES | 14

IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 12 UNLOCK?

ASIC, financial planners and nightmare-based regulation

When it came to Commonwealth Bank financial planners ripping off clients, regulation was all a bit too hard for the corporate regulator ASIC.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets stayed steady despite disappointing forecasts for Coca Cola and the Ten Network.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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CARA WATERS | COMPANIES | 1

Australia’s newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

You can still make a fortune in tech if you play your cards right, says our newest billionaire.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

One out of Ten: pessimism on ads, but cash to build programming

Ten bosses are trying to stay optimistic about their chances of clawing back revenue — at least according to the network’s latest results.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

A strong day on local markets, buoyed by news of a David Jones takeover.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

DJ’s South African rabbit: takeover bid leaves Myer in the lurch

David Jones has pulled a massive rabbit from its hat: a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African retail group Woolworths. If shareholders back the board, what now for ailing Myer?

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Morning Market Report

Results season wasn’t one to look forward to for companies outside the banking and mining sectors.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Forget Fairfax and Channel Five, Stokes only wants broken Nexus

Takeover talk swirls around Kerry Stokes and Seven West Media, from a play at Fairfax to a British television network. But Stokes likes distressed assets — putting Nexus Energy in the gun.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets remain steady worldwide.

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Battle on the gasfields: an eco protest for the landed middle class

The NSW government has dispatched police to the bush to help the unconventional gas mining industry and prevent prices spiralling. But it may be underestimating political and social damage, writes Andrew Colley from Bentley.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

The financial services regulator APRA is unenthusiastic about the financial services inquiry, but has used it to complain about its resourcing.

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MARCUS PADLEY | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

A bit of an unsteady day on worldwide markets following employment reports.

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RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

The RBA’s views on a range of issues are unlikely to be welcome at David Murray’s financial services inquiry. But they’re backed by a key super sector, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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