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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The dollar finished slightly weaker, while local markets stayed stable.

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GILES PARKINSON | BUSINESS | 14

IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

ASIC, financial planners and nightmare-based regulation

When it came to Commonwealth Bank financial planners ripping off clients, regulation was all a bit too hard for the corporate regulator ASIC.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

A ‘fair go’ for the West, but is outer Sydney good enough for News Corp?

As News Corp champions western Sydney, where it sells 25% of its total NSW circulation, it’s moving its journalists to to the CBD. Long-time western Sydney resident Mark Latham is sceptical.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets stayed steady despite disappointing forecasts for Coca Cola and the Ten Network.

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BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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CARA WATERS | BUSINESS | 1

Australia’s newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

You can still make a fortune in tech if you play your cards right, says our newest billionaire.

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One out of Ten: pessimism on ads, but cash to build programming

Ten bosses are trying to stay optimistic about their chances of clawing back revenue — at least according to the network’s latest results.

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BUSINESS | 4

Strong economic data, but will the RBA take away the punch bowl?

Fresh data shows that monthly volatility aside, the labour market is performing much more strongly than in 2013 — good news for Joe Hockey despite his gloomy forecasts, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

A strong day on local markets, buoyed by news of a David Jones takeover.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1

DJ’s South African rabbit: takeover bid leaves Myer in the lurch

David Jones has pulled a massive rabbit from its hat: a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African retail group Woolworths. If shareholders back the board, what now for ailing Myer?

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

Results season wasn’t one to look forward to for companies outside the banking and mining sectors.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 18

Sorry, but free trade agreements are duds, no matter how ‘nuanced’

Bilateral free trade agreements like the one negotiated with Japan deliver few benefits. The only worthwhile trade reform is unilateral tariff reductions. Don’t hold your breath for that.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1

Forget Fairfax and Channel Five, Stokes only wants broken Nexus

Takeover talk swirls around Kerry Stokes and Seven West Media, from a play at Fairfax to a British television network. But Stokes likes distressed assets — putting Nexus Energy in the gun.

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BUSINESS | 2

‘Free trade’ with Japan: not much to crow about for farmers, exporters

The free trade agreement with Japan is an innocuous win for Tony Abbott that won’t help farmers and other exporters all that much, writes Leith van Onselen of MacroBusiness.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

Markets remain steady worldwide.

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BUSINESS | 12

Battle on the gasfields: an eco protest for the landed middle class

The NSW government has dispatched police to the bush to help the unconventional gas mining industry and prevent prices spiralling. But it may be underestimating political and social damage, writes Andrew Colley from Bentley.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS |

APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

The financial services regulator APRA is unenthusiastic about the financial services inquiry, but has used it to complain about its resourcing.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

A bit of an unsteady day on worldwide markets following employment reports.

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BUSINESS | 22

Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

The RBA’s views on a range of issues are unlikely to be welcome at David Murray’s financial services inquiry. But they’re backed by a key super sector, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 8

It’s not all about GST: why land tax should be on Hockey’s agenda

Most economists agree that indirect taxes are the future. But while GST gets all the political oxygen, it’s land tax where the real opportunity lies, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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Morning Market Report

A quiet day on local markets, as US data trickles through.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

Want to own a sports team? Tinkler and the ‘narcissistic’ ownership model

Nathan Tinkler’s ownership of the Newcastle Knights NRL club shows the risk to fans in private ownership. Crikey examines the richies playing ball and the cost when it all goes wrong.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | 2

Talk is cheap: Abbott’s Asia trip missing the real opportunities?

Tony Abbott will get some valuable face time with prime ministers in China, but his entourage’s insistence on sticking with him instead of meeting with Chinese business means the trip’s real potential value could be lost.

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