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Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 201716 Comments

Doomsday predictions about the imminent bursting of the property bubble have become a media cliché despite the evidence.

News Corp discloses unprecedented figures

Glenn DyerAug 15, 20171 Comment

News Corp have changed their policy and released figures on the size of their newspaper revenues. What does this allow us to see about News Corp's business, and what does it portend for the future?

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 14, 2017

The control of Australia's insurance market wielded by Warren Buffett's General Re makes his continuing health a subject of real import for the Australian financial system, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

News Corp's print figures looking more like obituary

News Corp's print figures looking more like obituary

Christopher WarrenAug 14, 20172 Comments

With the release of News Corp's financial figures it is becoming clear that in print news is on the decline. How long can it last subsidised by the digital real estate arm of the corporation?

Housing numbers confirm Australia's economy floundering

Housing numbers confirm Australia's economy floundering

Alan AustinAug 11, 20173 Comments

New figures from the ABS confirm a worrying trend of decreased housing construction, further entrenching Australia's own private recession.

Remember when the CBA boss lectured unions about leadership best practice?

Remember when the CBA boss lectured unions about leadership best practice?

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 9, 20176 Comments

The Business Council is happy to rail at unions and demand transparency and leadership -- until it applies to their own members, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

What's the real reason for electricity price hikes?

What's the real reason for electricity price hikes?

Michael KeatingAug 8, 201710 Comments

Electricity prices are a hot topic at present. Amidst the welter of claim and counter-claim as to what is the cause of higher electricity prices, there has been remarkably little use of the available evidence, writes former head of Prime Minister and Cabinet Michael Keating.

Heads must roll over CommBank's spectacular money-laundering failings

Heads must roll over CommBank's spectacular money-laundering failings

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 4, 201727 Comments

The allegations of thousands of breaches of anti-money laundering laws, at a time when, worldwide, governments were cracking down on banks, reveals staggering incompetence at the Commonwealth Bank, writes Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

Bernard KeaneAug 2, 20178 Comments

One of Australia's most important industries is a quiet blood bank for other, lazier industries propped up by politicians.

How retail super funds siphon off your money to the big banks

Bernard KeaneJul 14, 20179 Comments

The Liberals are up in arms over fees for industry super directors. But if they want to see real siphoning off of super funds, they should have a look at the retail super sector.