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MARKETS | 14 UNLOCK?

The strange silence of the business community on the gutting of the RET

The business community is oddly silent as the government goes about killing investment and jobs as part of its ideological hatred of renewable energy.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 6 UNLOCK?

The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

The copyright cartel’s local front wants to impose a draconian anti-piracy scheme on local ISPs, a paper obtained by Crikey reveals.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 3 UNLOCK?

RBA does the vision thing better than politicians or business

The Reserve Bank’s most senior officials yesterday made a more coherent case for the Australian economy than any we’ve heard from politicians recently.

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GLENN DYER | MARKETS | 2 UNLOCK?

A sea of red: News Corp advertising fell $320 million in 2012-13

From sex to banking, computers to communications, almost every single industry reduced its ad spend with News Corp in 2012-13, secret documents reveal.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 17

Clive of China no more — well, not this week anyway

Clive Palmer used to think Chinese investment was wonderful, that only racists tried to restrict it, and China was no threat. How times have changed…

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 20 UNLOCK?

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

Despite what the government might say, Australian taxpayers have been directly and indirectly helping fund terrorism for years.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government’s key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | MARKETS |

China ‘recovery’ more a dead cat bounce

The one sector that is not seeing growth is the one most important to Australian mining: housing in China.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

The government wants to make it easier for the copyright industry to sue ISPs and force them to censor the internet, according to a draft paper about to be circulated.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

A sober reflection on the so-called ‘alcohol epidemic’

The latest hard evidence shows that Australians are drinking significantly less, despite relentless claims of an “alcohol epidemic” from the public health lobby.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

The Murray Financial Services Inquiry warns of the very problems the government is now making worse in financial planning and super — and departs from the holy writ of earlier financial inquiries.

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PADDY MANNING | MARKETS |

Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

And so DJs has been sold to the highest bidder — a South African company. What does shareholder Solomon Lew do next?

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Cormann lashes out but the FOFA pain may just be beginning

While the government rails at the industry superannuation sector, Labor is contemplating a second-best option when it comes to the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

It’s OK, we’ve already got a royal commission into super…

Actually, there is a royal commission underway into superannuation — except it’s part of the government’s anti-union witch-hunt.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MARKETS |

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Here are some of the best and worst books by Australian politicians in recent times. You be the judge on which one to demand at Christmas time …

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MARKETS |

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Regulation by mateship — Ian and Mathias show the way in financial planning

We’re headed for an era of mateship-based regulation in financial planning, in which the big banks will get away with as much as they can until governments decide it’s politically unpalatable.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year across all markets.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

FOFA repeal flaw means conflicted remuneration is back

A problem in the drafting of the government’s FOFA repeal regulation means conflicted remuneration can continued to be paid to financial planners even in circumstances where the government claims it is prohibited.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year on local and international markets.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

Age of entitlement lingers in one industry

The Australian aluminium smelting industry is dying, and the reasons have nothing to do with the Renewable Energy Target.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

CommBank prepares desperate campaign to restore credibility

Desperate to salvage its financial planning reputation, the Commonwealth Bank is preparing a major campaign targeting victims of its financial planning arm.

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