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Business bites: Rio ‘streamlines’ … coal price declines … Glencore shuts its mines …

Rio Tinto’s “streamlining” is great for shareholders — less so for workers. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Investment collapsing, wages stagnating. Other than that, all’s well …

Business investment is collapsing, with no sign of a replacement for the mining investment boom, while wages stagnate, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Meet the former public servant running the jobs firm accused of fudging the books

A low-profile WA former public servant owns the ORS group, which featured in an explosive Four Corners investigation on Monday night.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

New Telstra boss Andy Penn’s run-in with watchdog lingers

What did Andrew Penn do that got him in such hot water with APRA?

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‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

Defenders of the government’s mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn’t that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine.

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Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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STILGHERRIAN | COMPANIES | 2 UNLOCK?

Lenovo screwed by the Superfish: a cybersecurity nightmare

The world’s largest manufacturer of PCs and laptops has left its customers wide open to attacks by hackers.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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Business bites: Abbott slurs … Bunnings purrs … Coles Express errs …

The “Open for Business” PM speaks ill of Australian business. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Origin’s LNG excitement fades as black gold loses its lustre

Origin Energy is still making money, but its bigwigs (and shareholders) would be a lot happier if oil were still $100 a barrel.

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Ghosts of 2011 come back to haunt Kerry Stokes

There is an echo of the 2011 Seven West deal that is slowly emerging to haunt Seven and Stokes.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 5 UNLOCK?

No news but good news: MMP journos told to get on Team Melbourne

The Fairfax-owned Weekly Review magazines have scrapped local news coverage altogether.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 6 UNLOCK?

Japan Post deal tolls an ominous note for Australia Post

Last year’s free trade agreement with Japan has inspired a business acquisition that could spell doom for Australia Post.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 5

Pacific Brands continues to unravel

Clothing manufacturer Pacific Brands has posted another set of depressing figures. Can anything save the ailing Aussie icon?

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Even gas execs admit that we don’t need more gas drilling in NSW

Some coal seam gas types are saying NSW will face a gas shortage this winter. This is nonsense, and they know it.

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Business Bites: Melco profits smashed … iron ore crash … Fifty Shades of Cash …

James Packer’s Macau casino faces falling profits. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Business Bites: Rio whines … Apple shines … QE refined …

Don’t believe the doom and gloom, Rio Tinto is doing just fine. And other business tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 1

Watch out, iSentia, the Norwegians are coming

Norwegian media monitoring company Meltwater is beefing up its service to better compete with homegrown company iSentia.

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Business Bites: investor splurge … CBA’s surge … oil price dirge …

How much should banks be lending for investment properties? And other business tidbits of the day.

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TransAsia crash raises uncomfortable truths about air safety

The February 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR turbo-prop into a river near Taipei is not “just another unfortunate turbo-prop crash”. It has wide-ranging implications for Taiwanese air safety.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 7

Buddy, can you spare some bandwidth? How Telstra is going to let strangers use your wi-fi

Telstra is raking in the cash thanks to the NBN, but Australia is still languishing with slow broadband speeds.

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Nothing to see here: CBA investors forgive and forget

You would never know there was a scandal at the Commonwealth Bank last year from this morning’s half-year results, write Crikey business writers Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 15

Stopping Das Boots: PMO dives at dawn on subs

The submarines debacle is another example of how the PMO fails to do the basics that should be second nature to a well-run political machine.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | COMPANIES | 5

Uber channels Obamania for some hope and change of its own

The ride-sharing app has hired Obama strategist David Plouffe to convince people worldwide that sometimes it is OK to get in a car with strangers.

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