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).

Now where were we? Oh, that's right - GST

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The China export industry that needs to be taxed more is tourism -- and the way to do that is through raising the GST.

The great Facebook disruption

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Facebook is spearheading an advertising revolution -- and it spells more bad news for traditional media companies.

Bank competition and the cashless society

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Retailers around the world are shifting towards cashless payment systems, which could spell trouble for the banks.

China's triple feedback loop

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Alongside sliding commodity prices, the sharemarket collapse will set up economic feedback loops that will only exacerbate China's slowdown.

More falls to come for the dollar

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Declining commodity prices and a delay to the Fed’s rate hike could send the Aussie dollar deep into US60c territory.

The plan to nobble industry funds

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The Government's proposed changes to the governance of super funds may not seem controversial but they could destroy the superior performance of industry funds.

How Baird and Comley changed the tax reform game

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What Mike Baird and Blair Comley pulled off this week was like a carefully planned political heist in which they effectively stole the tax reform debate.

Why the gold price is tumbling

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Gold's bear market has just taken a dramatic turn for the worse, and the gold price may have a lot further to fall.

The 'new normal' for house prices

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It will take nothing short of a recession to bring Australian house prices down.

Australia's maturity deficit emergency

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Political immaturity from both sides has made the prospect of tax reform all but impossible.

'A bad deal is better than no deal at all'

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Alexis Tsipras is determined to steer Greece through its financial storm even as his MPs rebel against him.

Kohler quizzes: 3D Medical

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Watch: 3D Medical is at the forefront of medical 3D printing in Australia. Alan Kohler speaks to CEO Nigel Finch about how far 3D can go.

Iran: the world just got another emerging economy

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The broader effects of Iran's re-entry into the world economy could swamp its specific impact on the oil market.

Tsipras would have agreed to anything, and he did

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The Greek bailout deal offers no solution to the country's never-ending crisis and will never achieve public support.

Kohler quizzes: Ex-NewSat CEO Adrian Ballantine

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The former NewSat CEO talks to Alan Kohler about the allegations against him and says shareholders were 'done over' by the lenders.

Greece’s terrible choice: receivership or liquidation

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Germany's brutal stance on Greece has left the debt-stricken nation with a horrendous decision to make, while creating further divisions in the eurozone.

If banks are disrupted, who will create money?

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Businesses and industries facing disruption and extinction are just part of the tapestry of Darwinian capitalism -- except when it comes to banks.

Panel beating the panel beating industry

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Family-owned smash repairers are battling to maintain their independence as the consolidation of Australia's panel beating industry gathers pace.

Socialism, let me introduce capitalism

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President Xi Jinping and his team are in the middle of a lecture on Capitalism 101.

Kohler's graph: proof of a bubble?

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Watch: It's time for Australians to come to their own conclusions about the much-debated housing bubble, and these two key charts are a good place to start.

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