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Business bites: banks will fight … KFC’s plight … Greece is tight …

KFC, Macca’s, etc, lose their appeal in China. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 2

Business bites: slippery slope … oil’s great hope … delivered dope …

You want weed delivered to your door? There’s an app for that. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 1

Would France accept Greece’s new micromanagement? Mais non!

The eurozone countries are offering Greece a bailout deal — if Greece changes the way it bakes its bread.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: the deck is stacked against my Macquarie board tilt

Crikey’s founder is trying his luck with Macquarie. But boards seem very keen to keep outsiders from joining their cosy club.

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Business bites: banks win … housing in the bin … Greece pulls the pin …

Banks have won some ground on capital requirements. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 27

The Coalition’s war on renewables: follow the money

The government’s war on renewable energy reflects the strong financial links between the fossil fuel industry and the Coalition.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: the trouble with transparency

The media often uses attempts at transparency as a free kick at politicians and business leaders. No wonder banks are so terrible when it comes to disclosure.

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Back to the ’90s with Treasury’s right-wing reform boilerplate

The economic reform agenda of the head of Treasury is the same right-wing stuff we’ve been hearing for decades, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Will the TPP destroy our healthcare system?

Could the TPP force Australia to adopt an American-style model of private health? Dr Matthew Rimmer, Professor of intellectual property and innovation law at QUT, explains.

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Business bites: back up for iron ore … trouble offshore … drachma, or …

Can China halt its sharemarket crash? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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If Greece defaults, it will join an illustrious club of debt welshers (including Australia)

Most of the world’s economic powerhouses (including Australia) have been in sovereign default at one time or another, writes economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 2

Company directors swear they’re not trying to stymie journos

The Governance Institute has defended its call to replace company directors’ information with a unique identifying number, saying the measure would be about protecting bigwigs from thieves, not the pesky press.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 2

‘A proposal to gut journalism in Australia’: corporate directors want less transparency

Company directors no longer want to be named on the ASIC register, but journalists say using unique numbers instead to identify them will make business journalism far harder.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

Sluggish jobs data emerges from the statistical mess

Peering through the statistical mayhem, it’s clear unemployment is going nowhere fast, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 2

Business bites: AWOL Joe … ore sinks low … cyber attack, or no? …

Was the NYSE hit by a cyber attack? And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 4

Apple leaves musicians up shit stream without a paddle

Will Apple Music be a game-changer for recording artists? Perhaps, but not in a good way, writes freelance journalist Gram Morris.

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Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Greece spent profligately and did not fully commit to austerity, right? Wrong. Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss explains five misconceptions about the Greek debt crisis, with help from Australia Institute researcher Cameron Amos.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 14

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Across a number of key economic areas, the government appears unable or unwilling to undertake reform, even when there is strong agreement it is needed.

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Business bites: China’s wake … luxury make … bourbon lake …

Kentucky is sitting on a lake made of bourbon. And other business tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 7

Rinehart doco short on scandal

It was a soft, though interesting, opening for the ABC’s new documentary series on Gina Rinehart and her family history.

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Business bites: commodity ills … Greece to print bills? … write-down mill …

Can Greece just start printing money? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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It’s the end of the euro as we know it (and I feel fine)

If the wise heads who developed the euro had lived through the GFC and its aftermath, they would not have so discounted the importance of unique monetary policy for each unique economy within Europe, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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BUSINESS | 7

Grexit, staged by the left: why Greece voted ‘no’

Greece votes “Oxi” to a bailout. So where to now? Freelance journalist based in Athens Karl Mathiesen reports.

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Business bites: Barnaby’s paper … Greece caper … China runs on vapour …

The new agricultural white paper neglects to mention all the bad things the government has done for agriculture. And other business tidbits of the day.

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The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

Despite the unanimity that banking regulation needs to be improved, the government is involved in secret negotiations that would halt further financial regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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