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Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


BrisConn’s Rowe up a creek without a paddle

April 21, 2009

Trevor Rowe's claims over his role in the BrisConnections saga are crumbling.

AFL’s Gold Coast plans will hurt Melbourne and the AFL

April 21, 2009

The AFL Commission shoudl cancel, or at least postpone, the creation of a Gold Coast club until a new Melbourne stadium is constructed.

Norris’s pay cut just a shrewd sales pitch

April 20, 2009

Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris is taking a 10% pay cut, but he'll still be earning substantially more than his predecessor.

Nothing normal in the BrisConnections fiasco

April 20, 2009

The victims of the Nicholas Bolton-Leighton-BrisConnections secret deal have certainly not laid down, with continued legal action against BrisConnections and Macquarie Bank likely.

BrisConnections saga: where is ASIC?

April 17, 2009

One missing elephant in the BrisConnections room has been Australia's corporate watch-dog, ASIC.

Bear market trap will snare investors

April 17, 2009

Much of the good news which has spurred the latest market rally is not really good news at all.

Teflon Rod could be cast asunder at Rio

April 16, 2009

Rio Tinto shareholders should send a message next week to Rod Eddington that repeated failures to act in their interests will not be tolerated.

Meet BrisConnections’ unlikely new player — a charitable trust

April 16, 2009

It has emerged that the Julie Anne Barrow Charitable Trust has amassed a sizable stake in BrisConnections, believed to be almost 5% of the units.

Bolton’s greenmail could turn brown

April 15, 2009

Yesterday's farcical shenanigans at the BrisConnections unit-holders meeting could be the beginning of the end for renegade shareholder Nick Bolton.

Brisconnections and Macbank is no David and Goliath

April 14, 2009

The plot of the BrisConnections fiasco resembles that of a poorly written stage-play. A prose full of twists and turns, with no heroes, but plenty of villains.