Corporate carnage continues across Australia

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

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

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

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

April 15, 2009

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

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.

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

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

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

April 14, 2009

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

Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

April 14, 2009

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