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Bolton’s greenmail could turn brown

Adam Schwab 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.

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Crikey April 15, 2009

There’s growing evidence that Rupert Murdoch's local henchmen could be mulling a left-field plan to give away its stable of mastheads.

Make hay while the rain pours: why companies should keep spending

Crikey April 15, 2009

Numerous studies have shown that companies that keep spending on acquisition, advertising, and R & D. during recessions do significantly better than those which make big cuts.

Ten Network parent off the air

Glenn Dyer April 14, 2009

The Ten Network's owner, Canwest, is increasingly close to the brink.

Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

Bernard Keane April 14, 2009

All it took was one announcement to turn Telstra into Kevin Rudd's lapdog.

Tabcorp masquerades unsecured debt as “bonds”

Crikey April 14, 2009

Oh, what a credit crunch will do, writes Andrew W Scott.

How should Telstra break up?

Crikey April 14, 2009

Speculation is rife that Telstra will break itself up to avoid the even-less-palatable alternative of the federal government building an NBN that leaves it out in the cold. But a key question remains: what sort of vertical separation would be ‘good enough’?

Searching for Twitter’s jackpot

Crikey April 13, 2009

Twitter's plans remain obscured behind a sort of Silicon Valley Mona Lisa smile. But surely monetisation attempts aren't far off.

Gloves off — it’s time to tax Australia’s banking cartel

Bernard Keane April 9, 2009

The failure of the banks to pass on much, if anything, of this week’s interest rate cut is little more than arrogant bastardry.

Business for Qantas can never be the same again

Ben Sandilands April 8, 2009

The old pyramid shaped revenue model where most of the money was made from the smallest cadre of high fare paying frequent flyers was fatally wounded by the rise of low cost carriers.