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Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Qantas' recent concession to the Chinese government reminds us that if you want to do business with Beijing, you put up or you piss off.

The mining industry is swimming in money — and it’s all going back to investors

The mining industry is swimming in money — and it’s all going back to investors

We're told that all that stands between the world's largest businesses and a massive, job-creating investment splurge is a large pile of post-tax profit. Oh... hang on...

Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

Australian companies are enjoying a bumper reporting season. So where is all the money going? Into investment and wage rises? Yeah, not so much.

Rio Tinto’s boom result tells us what they’ll do with tax cuts

Rio Tinto’s boom result tells us what they’ll do with tax cuts

Rio Tinto has demonstrated what companies will do with a windfall from company tax handouts: return them to shareholders.

Walker: what will anti-foreign influence legislation cover? Everything, it seems.

Walker: what will anti-foreign influence legislation cover? Everything, it seems.

There's a push for new legislation to curtail agents of influence in the political processes, but first it must define who those agents are.

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

The Brits had a go at Rio Tinto and have already settled. The Americans are now having their go. But in Australia, our corporate regulator is studiously silent.

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

While they were lecturing Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard about tax, Rio Tinto was engaged in massive destruction of shareholder wealth. Now the US corporate regulator is gunning for them.

Sovereign risk ahead — set investment to full!

Sovereign risk ahead — set investment to full!

Amid claims of sovereign risk and complaints of uncertainty, it seems some companies are prepared to invest a lot in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

Peter Dutton revealed his donation to his own party, but Malcolm Turnbull hasn't disclosed his yet.

Rio’s African disaster means it’s time to clean house

Rio’s African disaster means it’s time to clean house

With two execs already sidelined and possibly more to come, Rio Tinto has to have a good hard look at how it got this far.