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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: CBA owes its retail investors, but will it deliver?

CommBank prepares for its biggest capital raising yet.

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Business bites: Sage of Omaha buys … Google divides … NAB a buy …

Warren Buffett has bought his largest acquisition yet — but he’s not using an investment bank to do the deal. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 2

RBA: weak wage growth is delivering what the job market needs

Industrial relations flexibility is delivering the kind of wages-employment trade-off business says it wants — but still there are demands for a return to WorkChoices, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS |

Business bites: ANZ shock … China baulks … rates locked …

The US is about to raise interest rates, but ours will stay steady.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 2

Mayne: how and why investment banks and boards shaft retail investors

Banks continue to oil the wheels of an unfair system.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 1

Mayne: Big Four banks pay shareholders $20b a year, then ask for it back

ANZ has sprinted into an opaque and secretive placement where there is no disclosure as to whom has shelled out $2.5 billion.

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Business bites: Bank of England holds … Rio’s shareholder gold … oil’s gone cold …

The Bank of England decided to keep rates on hold. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: plunging coffee … young Murdochs lofty …

Lachlan and James make themselves heard. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: RBA’s powers … milk sours … unlimited leave hours …

Want t work for Netflix? The company has now announced unlimited parental leave, along with its existing unlimited holiday policy.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 6

Productivity Commission fails to deliver for WorkChoices fans

The Productivity Commission’s report on industrial relations has rejected many of the claims advanced by employer groups about the need for major IR reform.

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Business bites: coal companies fall … Twitter stalls … Suncorp’s gall …

Coal companies are going bankrupt across the US. And other business tidbits of the day.

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JOSH TAYLOR | BUSINESS | 3

Golden marketing ploy: Streets having a gay old time at media’s expense?

An individual fan has convinced behemoth Unilever to create a new product just for him! Sound too good to be true? We have the inside scoop.

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Business bites: rate cut looms? … media company gloom … Greece sharemarket soon …

Are we due for another rate cut? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 8

Could Robb have protected Australia from corporate lawsuits?

Other states have grappled with the issues around investor-state dispute settlement. Andrew Robb has failed to learn from them.

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Business bites: the boom in Spain … no more Irish pain … oil profits drain …

Guess whose economy is performing better than Australia’s? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: shareholder rights up for debate on carbon emissions

A landmark ruling in the Federal Court tomorrow could have big implications for the future of shareholders’ rights in Australia.

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Business bites: rate-rise hour … Twitter growth dour … Chinese power …

Facebook’s growth is outstripping Twitter. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: coal in the red … CarsGuide misled … VW ahead …

Carsales has defeated CarsGuide in the Victorian Supreme Court. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Would the ALP’s ‘Buffett tax’ put an end to tax-rorting millionaires?

Some 55 millionaires paid no tax at all in 2012-13, and they claimed an average of $700 in benefits. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy says that doesn’t necessarily mean they are rorters, but the chances are pretty good …

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

Abbott’s new treaty a win for lawyers, corporations, but a loss for Australia

ISDS benefits only corporations, and governments lose out even when they win, the evidence shows.

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Ten boss’ shock exit stuns industry, leaves many suspicious

Hamish McLennan’s sudden departure from Network Ten came as a surprise to just about everyone in the industry. Well, almost everyone. Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Business bites: cheap oil … coal spoiled … markets on the boil …

The price of oil is still falling. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: talking inflation … rate cut causation …

Is underlying inflation out of control? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: Macquarie complains about compliance — McCann you believe the hypocrisy?

For two months now, the full board of Macquarie has been wasting everyone’s time. Yesterday’s AGM wasn’t much different.

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Business bites: Amazon king … Trump loses that ka-ching! … Merc sales spring …

Just how much is Donald Trump worth? And other business tidbits of the day.

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