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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 7 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Rupert risks even more self-inflicted wounds with NRL war

The Murdochs did a lot of damage to rugby league and the game will be better off by reducing their influence, going forward.

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Mayne: mystery Packer pay packet ends noble volunteering tradition

James Packer steps aside, looks set to draw a tidy pay packet.

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CEOs trump MPs for profligacy, but at least they’re not wasting our money

The Australian PM would only come in about 100 in a list of Australian CEOs if his perks were included with his salary. But CEOs are not funded by the taxpayer. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

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 | PLAYERS |

‘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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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

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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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Stokes forgives Kennett’s media history for Seven board gig

Jeff Kennett has been appointed to the board of Seven West Media. This is perhaps unusual, given his hostile relationship with the press during his premiership.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: is the Sun King abdicating? Not exactly …

This latest shuffle is all about incrementally increasing Murdoch family power with the independent checks and balances of competent non-Murdoch managers being cast aside.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Fullilove for criminal David Petraeus

Lowy executive director Michael Fullilove hates leaks. Except, you know, when it comes to former CIA head David Petraeus.

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If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world’s biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Secrets of the BRW Rich List revealed

Just how do you determine who the richest people in Australia are?

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Will the free market save the world?

The author of a new book on ethical investing thinks the market will sort out the complicated ethics of money. But freelance journalist James Rose has his doubts …

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How Uber rolled the taxi lobby and won the world

Uber is a mega-success because it is such a snazzy app, right? Wrong, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | PLAYERS |

When to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em: Packer doubles down on Japan

Poor old James Packer is not having a great time of it in Macau. But there is another enticing prospect beckoning …

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Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Government faces fights on multiple fiscal fronts

The government faces fights on multiple fronts on tax and the budget, but doesn’t appear to have coordinated its tactics.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: ACA launches tax attack on Rupert Murdoch

A Current Affair’s attack on the tax-dodging News Corp will not bode well for the media empire’s appearance before a Senate inquiry into tax-dodging today …

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | PLAYERS |

Is it time for Twiggy to play his Chinese joker?

The price of iron ore is still falling, with Fortescue Metals Group facing total wipeout. But there may be a way to save the company — look to the East …

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Treasury’s panacea: surrender to tax dodgers

On multinational tax avoidance, the government white paper is a white flag, proposing a surrender to large corporations.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Exclusive: Gerry Harvey gets richer while small shareholders miss out

Gerry Harvey’s small shareholders did not take up the opportunity to participate in an equity raising at a heavily discounted price. But Harvey himself sure did.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: how much cash will in-the-money Macquarie SPP attract?

Is the Millionaire Factory sharing the wealth?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | PLAYERS |

Fortescue’s future uncertain after Twiggy’s failed debt financing

Fortescue Metals Group’s share price is down again — and there is no relief in sight.

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Business bites: US dollar surge … rates and bonds diverge … GM’s dividend splurge …

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: iWatch snooze … bumper NT News … Alphatise lose …

Wall Street gets excited — and then unexcited — for the launch of the Apple Watch.

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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS |

Is Alphatise a dead letter?

Alphatise has ambitious targets and big plans for getting in on a piece of the group-buying pie. But does its reach exceed its grasp?

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