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: Ardent Leisure

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

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?

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

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

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

A new era of deflation is upon us

Powerful forces of change have been unleashed on the world that will put downward pressure on prices and keep interest rates low for the rest of the decade.

David Murray has gone rogue

The government probably thought that appointing an ex-banker to head the Financial System Inquiry would work out in their favour, but it's turned out to be an absolute shocker.

IBM paths to advantage webcast

Alan Kohler speaks to an expert panel of Australian tech insiders about how rapid innovation is powering the business sector.

Kohler uncovers: Billabong

Alan Kohler interviews chief executive Neil Fiske about the retailer's strategy to turn around its operations.

How Storm McGrath saved his father’s company

Battered by a volatile exchange rate and other challenges, Storm McGrath has now put the family tutoring franchise back on course.

Australia is patently falling behind

While Australia is taking part in the global innovation and start-up boom, we're punching well below our weight in patent applications.

What lies beneath the Vic election: tax

The big tax squeeze is the key to the Victorian election results.

Innovation is causing deflation. Don’t fight it

Three great disinflationary forces are ripping into prices. The question is, are they benign or dangerous?

Medibank: a few winners, many losers

At first glance the privatisation of Medibank might look like a good deal but on closer inspection it's actually a bit of a shocker for taxpayers.

Kohler Uncovers: Codan Limited

Alan Kohler talks to Donald McGurk, CEO of Codan Ltd, about the company's new gold detector products.

Kohler Uncovers: Bulletproof

Alan Kohler interviews Bulletproof CEO Anthony Woodward about offering technology solutions for businesses.

Super funds must get better at global investing

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As Australian superannuation funds outgrow the local pool of assets, their only option is to look for investing opportunities offshore.

Devaluation is here, but will it help?

A lower Australian dollar is supposed to boost our competitiveness, but weak wages growth and inflation around the world threaten to rob us of the benefits of a falling currency.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

How algorithms are changing the world

Momentum is building towards a drastic social redrawing as algorithms’ decision-making ability grows increasingly complex.