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BUSINESS | 11 UNLOCK?

No more low-hanging fruit for economic reform, but bold opportunities await

There are plenty of economic reform opportunities that don’t come with political pain, if politicians, commentators and business are prepared to look for them, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Business bites: Cashies cash-strapped … Aurizon’s cash trapped … spot price recap ….

Cash Converters, ironically, is strapped for cash. And other business tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Rinehart’s lawyers blow up House of Hancock‘s Hollywood ending

Channel Nine reached a last-minute settlement with Gina Rinehart’s lawyers over a telemovie based on her life. So what was cut?

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Even gas execs admit that we don’t need more gas drilling in NSW

Some coal seam gas types are saying NSW will face a gas shortage this winter. This is nonsense, and they know it.

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Business Bites: Melco profits smashed … iron ore crash … Fifty Shades of Cash …

James Packer’s Macau casino faces falling profits. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 14

Keane: sorry, but ‘reform’ ain’t dead

The claim that the ability of governments to reform is dead is wrong — voters will back even complex reforms if they understand the benefits.

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BUSINESS | 4

Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Business Bites: Rio whines … Apple shines … QE refined …

Don’t believe the doom and gloom, Rio Tinto is doing just fine. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 12

Unemployment lurches up while government navel-gazes

A big rise in unemployment reflects concern that the economy is softening while the government is focused on its own problems, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

Watch out, iSentia, the Norwegians are coming

Norwegian media monitoring company Meltwater is beefing up its service to better compete with homegrown company iSentia.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13

Abbott fights the tender war, while xenophobes hover

Tony Abbott jokes about Russian submarines, but his war on foreign investment is very real.

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Business Bites: investor splurge … CBA’s surge … oil price dirge …

How much should banks be lending for investment properties? And other business tidbits of the day.

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TransAsia crash raises uncomfortable truths about air safety

The February 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR turbo-prop into a river near Taipei is not “just another unfortunate turbo-prop crash”. It has wide-ranging implications for Taiwanese air safety.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 7

Buddy, can you spare some bandwidth? How Telstra is going to let strangers use your wi-fi

Telstra is raking in the cash thanks to the NBN, but Australia is still languishing with slow broadband speeds.

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BUSINESS | 1

Nothing to see here: CBA investors forgive and forget

You would never know there was a scandal at the Commonwealth Bank last year from this morning’s half-year results, write Crikey business writers Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15

Stopping Das Boots: PMO dives at dawn on subs

The submarines debacle is another example of how the PMO fails to do the basics that should be second nature to a well-run political machine.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | BUSINESS | 5

Uber channels Obamania for some hope and change of its own

The ride-sharing app has hired Obama strategist David Plouffe to convince people worldwide that sometimes it is OK to get in a car with strangers.

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Business Bites: Bradken on its knees … Lovisa’s profit spree … China feels squeeze …

Metals processor Bradken prevaricates while reporting a $92.6 million loss. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 25

Vultures circle Joe as he lashes out at Treasury

Joe Hockey is struggling to keep his job and is clinging to a budget now abandoned even by his leader.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

A brief history of Rinehart’s loss-making stake in Ten

Iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart has sunk $208.1 million dollars into the ailing Ten Network. So, has she gotten bang for her buck?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 34

Five things Abbott can do to help the economy and his government

Despite claims that the cause of reform is lost, there are some things Tony Abbott can do that will be both good policy and good politics.

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Economic ‘green shoots’ vanishing fast despite Abbott’s spin

The Prime Minister’s claims about the economy are clearly contradicted by the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates. It’s time he was honest with voters, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business Bites: ads increase … Buffett’s brief … Macca’s serves teeth …

Internet-based job ads are on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

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How much did Gina Rinehart make out of Fairfax?

Crikey writers Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin crunch the numbers. Just how much did the country’s richest woman make off the ailing media giant?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

Will The Huffington Post cannibalise Fairfax’s readers?

Media buyers and analysts have welcomed Fairfax’s entrance into a joint venture with The Huffington Post. Eating half the pie is better than having none of it.

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