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Google gets froogle

Crikey April 17, 2009

Even Google gets the blues. The behemoth's revenues in the first quarter of this year fell below the preceding quarter for the first time in the company’s history.

BrisConnections saga: where is ASIC?

Adam Schwab April 17, 2009

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

Secret Beijing voting business saves Sir Rod

Stephen Mayne April 17, 2009

Rio Tinto's AGM in Sydney on Monday is all about treating small shareholders with utter contempt.

US printing presses grind to a halt

Glenn Dyer April 17, 2009

The biggest newsprint maker and the second largest retail mall operator both went bankrupt overnight.

Business travel gets meaner and tighter

Ben Sandilands April 17, 2009

Few business travellers paying for business class fares could spell the end of Qantas domestic business class as we know it.

Corporate carnage continues across Australia

Glenn Dyer April 16, 2009

The wheels are fast falling off some of Australia's industrial success stories of the past decade.

Teflon Rod could be cast asunder at Rio

Adam Schwab 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.

GM bankruptcy will tell the tale

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

The surge in markets and the increasingly optimistic tone in official comments won't be worth much if the US economy fails to absorb the looming bankruptcy at General Motors.

Goldman Sachs’ profit con job

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

The rebound in Goldman Sachs shares was the result of some tricky fiddling of the numbers rather than the fundamentals.

The BrisConnections bolt from the blue

Alan Kohler April 15, 2009

A resolution of the BrisConnections mess is inevitable, despite Nicholas Bolton's opportunistic $4.5 million vote sell-off.