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GLENN DYER | MARKETS | 1 UNLOCK?

Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Single Flash Boy flushed out of London — for real?

An overnight arrest reveals a farcical joust between a home trader and the entire financial system.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 10 UNLOCK?

Coalition still playing catch-up on financial planning

While Labor’s Sam Dastyari runs “show trials” of the big banks, the Coalition is left ruing its failure to take control of the issue of financial planning scandals.

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Business bites: naughty NAB … Fortescue trims flab … bonds looking fab …

NAB in trouble in the UK. And other business tidbits of the day.

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What’s strategic and what’s not for foreign investment?

With the ruling out of a Glencore bid for Rio Tinto by the Treasurer, we have a clearer idea of what’s protected in Australia. But not clear enough, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Sydney real estate versus the economy? Not that simple …

When it comes to interest rates, it’s not as simple as saying Sydney house prices as stopping rate cuts, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 5

Younger Australians embracing VPNs

Australians are embracing measures to protect themselves against online surveillance as government and corporations seek to strip their privacy away.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 32

Super tax changes need to look beyond the fiscal

Fixing superannuation tax concessions will have implications right across our retirement income system — and we should use them to address emerging problems.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 7

Calls for TPP transparency likely to fall on DFAT ears

There’s a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about “free trade agreements” the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.

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New TPP leak reveals how we’re trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs

WikiLeaks has published the secret investment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU College of Law, explains its insidious implications.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | MARKETS | 7

Twiggy’s ‘cartel’ won’t turn Fortescue around — not for all the steel in China

A combination of inaccurate economic forecasting, a demand-side slump, and erratic behaviour from its chairman, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, has left iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group in dire straits.

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Business bites: consumers won’t spend … iron ore descends … oil slump trend …

Despite an increase in their disposable income, US consumers aren’t spending. And other business tidbits of the day.

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If media laws change, history says sell, sell, sell

The golden rule of media ownership changes in Australia is that they usher in carnage for shareholders, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | MARKETS |

Fortescue’s future uncertain after Twiggy’s failed debt financing

Fortescue Metals Group’s share price is down again — and there is no relief in sight.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Hypocritical Labor punishes consumers on electricity

New South Wales Labor’s campaign against electricity privatisation is cynical and hypocritical, and punishes consumers with higher prices.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

On media ownership reform, keep an eye on the court jesters

There are more hurdles for media ownership reform than News Corporation’s focus on pay TV.

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Business bites: meddling in the dark pool … Woolies plays it cool … TPP could be cruel …

Who’s been messing with Telstra? And other business tidbits of the day.

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Lukewarm jobs market just ticking over

More confirmation that the economy is drifting along in today’s jobless numbers — while the mining industry continues to whine, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Business bites: US dollar surge … rates and bonds diverge … GM’s dividend splurge …

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Rotten politics and worse policy in car multinationals’ going-away present

A final handout to car multinationals illustrates how the Abbott government’s policy and political judgement is entirely gone.

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Business bites: iWatch snooze … bumper NT News … Alphatise lose …

Wall Street gets excited — and then unexcited — for the launch of the Apple Watch.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Spare us from politicians mouthing housing affordability platitudes

Politicians love to opine about housing affordability but are unlikely to ever do anything serious about it.

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Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

China’s economy continues the slow march. 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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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Attack-mode Abbott raises the tariff walls against foreigners

Tony Abbott is now incapable of any response to policy issues other than attack. Now he’s turned his sights on foreign investment.

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