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).

Australia needs a post-bubble plan

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Policymakers have long pinned their hopes on ever-rising commodity prices to fuel the country's prosperity. They need a new strategy.

NBN will be a bonanza for the Government

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When the Government goes to sell NBN in the next few years, it will be a monopoly network provider with a steadily growing annuity income stream.

The market's two great mysteries: China and computerised trading

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A lack of clear signalling of policy direction from Chinese authorities has exacerbated the turmoil on global markets but trading algorithms have also played their part.

Hockey’s tax speech was truly awful

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The Treasurer’s latest contribution on bracket creep was a mess of muddled thoughts and contradictions.

Is the 'Fed put' losing its power?

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The sharemarket correction suggests US monetary policy may be losing its potency amid an increasingly crowded global bond trade.

$US40 oil is a game-changer

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With fossil fuels in global oversupply, much of the world's known reserves of oil, gas and coal may become stranded assets.

How Australian entrepreneurs can achieve world domination

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Watch: Israel is in the grips of startup fever, as it tracks towards $5 billion in new investments this year. Why can't Australia achieve the same success?

Triguboff lays down Meriton's foundations for the future

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After shunning offers for his apartment development empire, Harry Triguboff has found a possible successor for Meriton.

Footy: the last bastion of brand advertising

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It is the collision of changing habits and local content rules that is making footy so valuable.

JB Hi-Fi isn't afraid of a little competition

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Watch: JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Murray talks to Alan Kohler about growth, consumer spending, and why the retailer loves operating in crowded spaces.

Brookfield calls the bottom of the global trade slump

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By making a play for Asciano, Brookfield Infrastructure is betting on the imminent end to the downturn in world trade.

The barriers are going up against China’s steel flood

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Europe, the US and India are combating China's cheap steel with tough anti-dumping measures, which could have big consequences for Australia's iron ore industry.

What a lower yuan could mean for Australia

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The unexpected devaluation of the Chinese currency threw financial markets for a loop -- and the effects on Australia could be similarly unpredictable.

Turnbull's attempt to spread the startup wealth

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Watch: The Minister for Communications made a mint as a digital entrepreneur, and is now trying to reshape government policy to help more Australians achieve the same success.

China's devaluation is a big deal for Australia

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If China initiates a more sustained devaluation of its currency, it will have serious repercussions for Australia.

Here's how to transform Australia … with super

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If a way could be found for ordinary workers to retire with a million dollars in super, the economy would be totally transformed.

It's a long way from WorkChoices

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John Howard made workplace relations reform a politically toxic issue. Now, the Productivity Commission suggests change is apparently unnecessary.

A trust deficit will plague Greece and China

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Aside from their sharemarket plunges, dubious economic data is something else China and Greece have in common.

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.

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