April, 2016

Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

, Apr 06, 2016

9
Analysts have loudly declared the end of petrol-powered cars, following the announcement of Tesla's Model 3 electric car.
); " >

Business bites: US dollar surge … rates and bonds diverge … GM’s dividend splurge …

, Mar 11, 2015

The US dollar is on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.
); " >

Rotten politics and worse policy in car multinationals’ going-away present

, Mar 11, 2015

31
A final handout to car multinationals illustrates how the Abbott government's policy and political judgement is entirely gone.
); " >

Brace for the r-word: steady job figures mask a sluggish economy

, Dec 12, 2013

4
There's no need for alarmism: the Australian economy will cope with the job losses generated by Holden, Qantas and other closures, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
); " >

Right decision, but Coalition car chaos shows need for economic vision

, Dec 12, 2013

17
The mishandling of the Holden decision by the Abbott government reflects the need for a real economic strategy -- one that perhaps only Joe Hockey could provide.
); " >

Shuttering Holden won’t cost underinvesting GM much

, Dec 12, 2013

The small losses General Motors will take on closing Holden reflect how little it has invested in local production, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
); " >

New GM boss unlikely to change her mind on Australian closure

, Dec 11, 2013

4
The new CEO of General Motors is unlikely to reverse the company's reported decision to close its Australian operations -- she's the one who made it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
); " >

Time to get real on the (in)significance of the car industry

, Dec 10, 2013

23
The car industry is a footnote in the Australian economy, not the huge employer it once was. Its loss will have limited economic impacts, and now is a good time for tough decisions.
); " >

Labor’s car pitch a poor fit with its economic story

, Aug 05, 2013

10
Labor giving yet more money to the parasites of Detroit and Tokyo subtly undermines its otherwise sound campaign pitch, that the economy needs support.
); " >

One handout too many: General Motors should go back to Detroit

, Jun 19, 2013

13
It's time to end automotive assistance. General Motors' demand for a wage cut shows this is one industry not worth keeping, say Crikey's Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.