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Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuttering Holden won’t cost underinvesting GM much

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

New GM boss unlikely to change her mind on Australian closure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.