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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    Webinars eBooks Menu Editor s Picks Jackson Hewett 29 Nov 2013 5 54 PM Politics Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler looks at the great war between finance and technology Gottliebsen dissects the federal government s plans for the auto industry and Bartholomeusz chastises Joe Hockey You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Hockey fails the leadership test on GrainCorp Rob Burgess In rejecting Archer Daniels Midland s GrainCorp takeover the Treasurer has not only shown disregard for our national interest but contradicted his own party s promise that Australia is open for business ADM s rejection goes against the grain of logic Stephen Bartholomeusz Joe Hockey was unconvincing in his dismissal of ADM s bid for GrainCorp His decision denies Australian agribusiness of much needed capital and sends a troubling message to foreign investors The great war between finance and technology Alan Kohler The world s third great technological revolution is upon us and posing an existential threat to banks But there s no stopping the wave of cheap global labour and technology Macfarlane s plan to save the car industry Robert Gottliebsen The motor industry has come under severe pressure in recent years with many predicting its imminent demise Resources and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has a very different outlook Tensions give ADM a grainy outlook Stephen Bartholomeusz Archer Daniels Midland s declaration of its capital commitments to GrainCorp and price restrictions on grain handling charges have helped assuage local growers fears But politics may yet get in the way Let s get negative about negative gearing Rob Burgess Negative gearing should be on the Coalition s long term chopping block Easing out the costly housing distortion could save 5 billion in structural deficit and maybe if properly explained win back a vote or two Are bubble worries overblown Kirstie Spicer While some equity markets are touching all time highs investors would be wise to wait for corporate revenue growth to play catch up Get smart or face infrastructure chaos Callam Pickering With budgets getting squeezed tighter and tighter governments are likely to shy away from funding large scale infrastructure projects For Philip Lowe the key is not avoiding debt but spending more wisely Budgeting was easier when life was brutish and short Alan Kohler Is lifting the pension age to 70 feasible For the Grattan Institute and Productivity Commission it s the only way to avoid a perpetually sick federal budget Goldman s Aussie short game Daniel Palmer Goldman Sachs recommends cashing in on the weakening Aussie dollar which could be as low as 85 cents by late 2014 as a number one

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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    humble pie You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Australia s LNG nuclear bomb Alan Kohler The LNG export boom and high domestic gas prices will make it very hard for Tony Abbott to get re elected if he sticks to direct action policy The Coalition should hope it never passes parliament Abbott s plan to stop the votes is working Rob Burgess Indonesia s ability to use boat arrivals as a bargaining chip is a far more devastating problem for Tony Abbott than the nationalist ire an apology to President Yudhoyono would trigger The Fed s head scratching data bag Callam Pickering The latest batch of data out of the US shows jumpy energy costs and droopy retail spending still weigh on prices But any change in policy is unlikely in December Silent assassins chase German savers Oliver Marc Hartwich German savers stuck as hapless players in Europe s zero sum game face annual bank deposit losses of 1 per cent But that s only the start they are in for more rude shocks Qantas cries will fall on political deaf ears Stephen Bartholomeusz Alan Joyce s lobbying against Virgin s capital raising is likely to be in vain The government has no political impetus to amend the Qantas Sales Act and it needs a strong Virgin to keep Qantas honest Can Murray Goulburn s aspirations mature Stephen Bartholomeusz Murray Goulburn will need to take dramatic action to materially overbid Saputo But accessing external capital within a cooperative structure will be challenging and the bidding is far from finished Abbott s siege mentality could work Rob Burgess It s clear Tony Abbott is putting defence and nationalism ahead of all other conservative concerns That s likely to strengthen his support at home despite its inherent dangers New world not for the faint hearted Kirstie Spicer While emerging markets offer plenty of potential investors may be safer if they take an indirect approach A small world growth outlook after all Callam Pickering The OECD has joined calls for loose monetary policy and warned on budget tightening It s a view that reflects its concerns about growth around the world KGB Ross Garnaut Alan Kohler Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz Economist Ross Garnaut says the Australian dollar must fall 20 40 per cent from highs earlier this year business expectations of Tony Abbott are unrealistic and interest rates should be lower in light of globally loose policy A Coalition sticky spot for shopping centres Robert Gottliebsen As the supermarkets protect themselves by moving ahead of Bruce Billson s sweeping contracts review shopping centres determined to lobby against it are about

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  • The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess | Business Spectator
    go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess Jackson Hewett 21 Nov 2013 11 11 AM Industries Business Accelerators Who Did That is a Tasmanian light shade manufacturer that is gaining worldwide recognition for their creative designs One of their pieces even hangs above a bed in the Moroccan Royal Palace In the latest episode of Business Accelerators see how they are overcoming the pitfalls common to any growing business You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Use this to embed video Who Did That is a Tasmanian light shade manufacturer that is gaining worldwide recognition for their creative designs One of their pieces even hangs above a bed in the Moroccan Royal Palace In the latest episode of Business Accelerators see how they are overcoming the pitfalls common to any growing business Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 08 Nov Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling 31 Oct Business Accelerators Starting from

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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    eBooks Menu Editor s Picks Jackson Hewett 15 Nov 2013 5 59 PM Economics and Investment Strategy Economy Politics Economy In this week s essential reading guide Bartholomeusz weighs up Bega s WCB bid Kohler sizes up China s credit bubble Gottliebsen stares down our retail calamity and Burgess tackles Australia s super conundrum You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Bega leverages its strategic wedge in the WCB war Stephen Bartholomeusz The surge in value of Bega s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has helped it make a higher scrip bid If Bega wins it may itself become a takeover target A market economy with Chinese characteristics Alan Kohler The question of whether Xi Jinping would focus on economic reform or clamping down on China s incipient credit bubble has been answered it s all about reform Australia faces a humiliating retail calamity Robert Gottliebsen Australian retail is facing an impending fiasco Rising internet sales mean stores can t pass on higher costs imposed by the last government and legions will be out of work The grant rotting housing from the inside Callam Pickering The first home owner grant recklessly shifts wealth towards home owners and investors doing nothing to improve affordability How super corrupts our bourgeois bohemians Rob Burgess The younger generation s anticipation of inheriting a massive chunk of baby boomer money is distorting the economy and influencing the tone of Australia s Left Right divide Borghetti s bold boardroom trade off Stephen Bartholomeusz Thursday s capital raising will strengthen Virgin s defence against Qantas But extra power for airlines on the register may create diplomatic headaches as they vie for power in the Australian market Elon Musk s electric dreams Daniel Palmer His prized Model S is feeling the heat but Tesla chief Elon Musk is not one to recoil from challenges which he still expects will include electric aircraft and mass market electric cars Wake Up Ten it s time to diversify Ben Shepherd Australia s increasingly two tiered programming will make rebuilding Ten s fortunes even harder for Hamish McLennan And anyone expecting a breakfast show to turn around a network is fooling themselves What s holding back the wall of money Rob Burgess A government backed securities market and simplified tax system are the two keys to benefiting millions of Australians by freeing the wealth locked up in their houses Clearing skies over England s economy Callam Pickering The Bank of England has improved its outlook for the UK economy While the change raises questions about the bank s reliability it s good news for Australian exporters Hackett s NBN challenge

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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Editor s Picks Jackson Hewett 8 Nov 2013 6 27 PM Economics and Investment Strategy Economy Industries Financial Services Property Retail Resources and Energy Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler tackles central bank policy Gottliebsen calls a victory for superannuants Keen investigates Australia s housing bubble mystery and Bartholomeusz weighs up the Graincorp deal You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password What central banks are really up to Alan Kohler If not for high debt levels central banks probably wouldn t be fighting the Digital Revolution s downward pressure on prices They d see stable prices as moderate deflation A shining victory for super holders Robert Gottliebsen The Coalition s announcement is a triumph for those over 60 which highlights the increasing influence of Australian superannuants Qantas takes no prisoners in its cost war Stephen Bartholomeusz The closure of Qantas heavy maintenance facility in Avalon is yet another salvo in the company s war on costs as it attempts to claw back market share from Virgin Australia It s competition not carbon that matters Rob Burgess The supermarket duopoly s impact on consumers and small business shows it s urgent for the Abbott government to get its hands dirty on competition policy Graincorp deal sows Coalition tensions Stephen Bartholomeusz The ADM takeover of Graincorp has inflamed tensions between the Liberals and Nationals and Joe Hockey s decision will shape the future of Australian agriculture Germany is the self centred Euro king Callam Pickering Germany s economic policy is robbing other eurozone countries of an escape from the fiscal gloom The powerhouse can but won t stimulate its economy for the benefit of the EU Westpac grows slow and steady amid a credit lull Stephen Bartholomeusz Westpac s cost cutting has helped overcome a slow market for business lending Like its peers Westpac will be hoping things turn around soon Why markets are holding their breath on China Robert Gottliebsen Will China s 2013 Third Plenum change the world as it did in 1978 Xi Jinping s proposed reforms could radically redefine China s international policy but it won t come easily Print to order how will 3D printing redefine manufacturing Harrison Polites There are two ways of thinking on how 3D printing will shake up product production it could be a great leap forward for customisation or revive bespoke production The housing bubble Whodunnit Steve Keen Australia s housing bubble is dwarfed only

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  • Business Accelerators: Marketing by storytelling | Business Spectator
    about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling Jackson Hewett 8 Nov 2013 11 14 AM Industries Business Accelerators What s the best way to get a new unknown product to market In the latest episode of Business Accelerators we look at solutions for a young Tasmanian company who makes unique chandeliers You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password What s the best way to get a new unknown product to market In the latest episode of Business Accelerators we look at solutions for a young Tasmanian company who makes unique chandeliers Stuart Lindsay from Pitcher Partners explains the innovative marketing techniques any company can use Use this to embed video Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 21 Nov The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 31 Oct Business Accelerators Starting from scratch 24 Oct Business Accelerators The customer is kingmaker More from

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  • Editor's Picks | Business Spectator
    or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Editor s Picks Jackson Hewett 1 Nov 2013 5 46 PM Economics and Investment Strategy Economy Politics Industries Economy In this week s essential reading guide Kohler examines NBN Co s future Burgess looks at Abbott s green threat Gottliebsen analyses the contenders for Warrnambool and Bartholomeusz praises ANZ s Asian push You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password NBN is the new Telstra Alan Kohler It may be better for NBN Co to simply buy Telstra s entire copper network division immediately And like Ziggy Switkowski the government seems in the game for big ambitious projects Don t go slow Joe cut now Stephen Koukoulas If Hockey trims government spending sooner rather than later it will smooth the potential shock of the cuts recommended in a big bang post audit commission report Hard sharp characteristics at Warrnambool s table Robert Gottliebsen While Kirin wants to push Canada out Fonterra s concern is to keep Australia in check The international agenda could drive Warrnambool shares to any level but there are risks Abbott s green right flank is utterly exposed Rob Burgess Tony Abbott s planned actions on climate change have allowed the Left to claim conservation as its own political project But a group with green credentials from the right could easily steal his thunder Housing hopes will the souffle rise twice Steve Keen Australia s housing price bubble walks like a duck and quacks like a duck demand is being driven primarily by accelerating debt But where is it coming from Why American fear will linger Robert Gottliebsen The government shutdown has marked a significant shift away from the US economic dominance and towards China s inevitable rise The perks of ANZ s Asian infatuation Stephen Bartholomeusz ANZ may have plenty of sceptics but its exposure to the faster growing Asian economies will both differentiate the group and deliver superior growth in the long term Why breaking up was good for NAB Stephen Bartholomeusz UK exposures have slightly disfigured NAB s results but Cameron Clyne s growth strategy for personal banking has reaped strong dividends One million votes against politics Michael Gawenda Acute disengagement of younger voters from Australia s political system is coinciding with intense discussion about the irrelevance of politicians And it s taking place outside of traditional media Questioning Turnbull s open and independent NBN review Mark Gregory Are the Coalition s open and independent NBN reviews anything other than a front for a change management process It s time to call it out for what it is justification for the government s NBN plan

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  • Business Accelerators: Starting from scratch | Business Spectator
    than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business Accelerators Starting from scratch Jackson Hewett 31 Oct 2013 11 24 AM Industries Business Accelerators You have created a great product or service but nobody knows about you How can you turn a top idea into a top earner Watch how Who did that a Tasmanian firm which makes elaborate wooden chandeliers is trying to crack the market You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password You have created a great product or service but nobody knows about you How can you turn a top idea into a top earner Watch how Who did that a Tasmanian firm which makes elaborate wooden chandeliers is trying to crack the market Use this to embed video Print this page More from Jackson Hewett 20 Dec EDITOR S PICKS 2013 13 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Editor s Picks 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 29 Nov Editor s Picks Connect with Jackson Hewett on Google Related articles 06 Dec Business Accelerators The growth trap 21 Nov The Tasmanian company selling to a Moroccan princess 14 Nov Watch Can Lara Giddings turn Tasmania around 08 Nov Business Accelerators Marketing by storytelling 24 Oct Business Accelerators The customer is

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