Alan Kohler

Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).

Kohler uncovers: Lindsay Australia

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Alan Kohler speaks to Lindsay Australia CEO Kim Lindsay about their end to end transport and packaging service for farmers and their customers.

Irrewarra Sourdough – a sweet business

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Fifteen years ago a couple of Melbourne lawyers decided to leave the rat race and pursue their passion for bread. Their business is now one of Australia's largest artisan bakeries.

Focus on weekend prices, not wages

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Instead of letting the perfect drive out the good with overambitious IR reform, the government and businesses should find a way to offset the impact of weekend penalty rates.

Abbott is headed for a Greek tragedy

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The Prime Minister should heed the lesson of the Greek election and realise that if his government pursues an austerity agenda it will probably be voted out of office.

Kohler Uncovers: Quickstep

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Alan Kohler speaks with Quickstep executive chairman Tony Quick about the group's carbon fibre technologies.

Australia is getting QE done to it

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Unlike other central banks, the RBA won't have to print money or buy bonds to push the local currency and bond yields lower. They're both on the way down anyway.

Canada cuts rates. Can the US really hike?

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As other central banks either slash rates or print money to stimulate their economies, and with US inflation already soft, the Fed might want to rethink its timing for lifting rates.

Super: the great Australian lottery

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Before the government gives retail super funds equal billing in industry awards with industry funds, it should ask them why their customers get 25 per cent less in retirement.

Weddings are getting out of hand

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It's harder than ever for young people to get a foot on the housing ladder, but that hasn't stopped them spending big on elaborate weddings.

Germany has lost the QE fight

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Now the ECB will follow the US by forgetting moral hazard and simply giving money to those who wasted it in the first place.

Copper joins oil in hospital

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The decline in base metal prices shows doubts are emerging about the prospect of the lower oil price supporting a resurgence of economic growth.

Big data, big trouble

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The development and increasing use of artificial intelligence and big data gives rise to many more complicated issues than just the impact on the jobs market.

Kill the NAIRU

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For decades economists have decreed that inflation can only be kept in check if the unemployment rate is above 5 per cent. This theory is now falling apart.

We may be stuck with the world’s worst GST

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The GST applies to less than half of the goods and services being consumed, but any changes require unanimous approval of the states. Will it be another year of fruitless debate?

We need to talk about ties

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Once a symbol of white-collar work and an inviolable custom in business and political circles, the tie is dying a slow death.

Kohler Uncovers: Ardent Leisure

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Alan Kohler talks to Ardent Leisure's Greg Shaw about the leisure and entertainment company and why he's encouraged by the falling dollar.

Lessons for Australia in Russia’s pain

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Russia is staring economic disaster in the face as it scrambles to halt the collapse of the rouble, while back at home the Reserve Bank is insisting the dollar needs to drop. Be careful what you wish for.

Can our political system deliver a surplus?

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The current political landscape means the only way back to a fiscal surplus is through a return to 'normal' terms of trade and nominal GDP conditions.

Telstra gets the money and the box

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David Thodey played his NBN hand very well, with Telstra getting all the money originally agreed but also being given a reserved part of the NBN to keep servicing its customers.

Australia’s fossil fuel assets may be stranded

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The Coalition’s ‘catch-up’ conversion to climate change completely alters the game for Australia’s coal, oil and natural gas industries.

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