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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES |

Harry Triguboff could be in for an $15 billion payday — if he ever sells

Harry Triguboff could leapfrog over Gina Rinehart as Australia’s richest person — if he ever sells his lucrative property business, that is.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Business minutes: dud strategic reviews … Westpac has a go … OZ Minerals’ new CEO …

Strategic reviews” sound very professional, but are really just self-serving bonus-inducers for CEOs. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Crikey Blogs | COMPANIES |

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

There are now competing claims as to whether everything on the A320 had been properly maintained or not, with a new report indicating the pilots may have cut power to a critical computer system.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 42 UNLOCK?

Rupert’s fix won’t help his ailing Aussie subsidiary

Dumping Peta Credlin won’t fix the problems of the Abbott government - and would simply reinforce the perception that the Abbott government is run by News Corp.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 2 UNLOCK?

Business minutes: lessons for Pyne … Apple (doesn’t) Pay … no one wants Bradken …

The cautionary tale of private education-provider company Vocation. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Crikey Blogs | COMPANIES |

Coincidence? MH370 search vessels converge in the Indian Ocean

Coincidences mount in the search for MH370 as Malaysian authorities prepare to release an interim report on the flight’s mystery disappearance.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Gut feelings and ‘common sense’: what Jeff Kennett brings to Coles remediation

Coles has turned to the former Victorian premier to sort out that bit of bother with its suppliers.

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COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Stronger together? Why an Arrium-BlueScope merger might make sense

There is not as much money in steel as there used to be, but maybe two of Australia’s manufacturers would be better off together, write Crikey business commentators Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 3

National Indigenous Times may yet get a lifeline

The NIT was put into administration a fortnight ago. But its administrator is hopeful of a recovery and plans to release the first issue of 2015 early next week.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 14 UNLOCK?

Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

Campbell Newman’s gutting of political donation disclosure laws means many hundreds of LNP donors can remain secret.

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BEN SANDILANDS | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

There’s plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia’s aviation industry — not that you’d know it from the minister’s interest in the subject.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

What falling oil prices will mean for the RBA’s next rate decision

As the world’s economies struggle to cope with falling oil prices, what will Australia’s central bank decide to do?

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Crikey Blogs | COMPANIES |

What we know so far about the AirAsia QZ8501 crash

Did AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash because of bad weather? Pilot error? Damage to the jet?

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Crikey Blogs | COMPANIES |

Is AirAsia to blame for last month’s deadly crash?

Did AirAsia adequately prepare its pilots and ensure that the A320 was in good working order?

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 6

How low-income earners could save Joe Hockey’s neck

Low-income earners could be the key to a stronger economy if they spend the benefit of a fall in oil prices.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 33

Coalition’s crony capitalism makes communication harder

The Coalition’s economic agenda is straightforward crony capitalism. No wonder they can’t explain it to voters.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Mayne: how boards shirk disclosure requirements and hide executive pay

Companies are meant to disclose the remuneration packages of their key management personnel. The problem is, it is up to the companies themselves to decide who qualifies.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES |

What do shareholders know about Fairfax’s property dealings?

It took Anthony Catalano just five years to make $25 million out of Fairfax. But shareholders haven’t been given the full details, writes Stephen Mayne.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 7

Profits rise, quality called into question in aged-care industry

Reforms to the aged-care industry have made running those businesses more profitable. But at what cost to the people they’re supposed to be caring for?

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COMPANIES | 10

Toyota v Tesla: eliminating patent trolls to save the hydrogen car

Without an open approach to sharing intellectual property, clean energy technologies will be at the mercy of corporate patent trolls, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 1

National Indigenous Times placed into administration after unpaid legal bill

The country’s most awarded indigenous publication, the National Indigenous Times, is in serious risk of closure after parent company Destiny Publications was placed into administration earlier this week.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 13

Mayne: Newman must kick assets to reduce Qld’s debt

Privatisation has always been the most effective method of moving state budgets back into the black.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 10

The Glencore tax gaffe the media can’t tell you about

Glencore took a risk appointing the former head of BP as its director of environment and safety. But a blunder committed while under Chatham House rules suggests he remains as gaffe-prone as ever.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES |

Mayne: AFR spins it for Westfield, Lowy

Questionable journalistic practices abound in The Australian Financial Review’s coverage of the recent Westfield restructure.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 7

A $100 billion investment with no proper tender: Defence hurtles down a familiar path

Australia’s submarine program could easily cost $100 billion over the coming decades. But the Department of Defence is repeating yesterday’s mistakes, embarking on a rushed purchase from an unproven supplier.

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