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).

A bullish Fed changes everything

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The Fed has finally acknowledged that the US economy is out of danger. Its latest statement is a game changer.

A dairy gold mine that's not for sale

The growth potential of Bulla Dairy Foods is plain to see, though any attempted acquisition would get short shrift from the families that own it.

Egging on female employees

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Facebook, Apple and others are offering female staff the chance to freeze their eggs to help them forge ahead with their careers. Is it the ultimate staff benefit, or something scary?

Reaganomics, not QE, caused inequality

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With Janet Yellen, Rupert Murdoch and Joe Hockey all warning of rising inequality, it's time to point the finger at the real cultprit – policies begun by Reagan.

Kohler Uncovers: Infigen Energy

Alan Kohler interviews Miles George, MD of wind farm business Infigen Energy.

European banks: one box ticked

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The ECB stress tests show a banking system that is pretty healthy overall. All that's required now is for eurozone businesses to believe that.

A rare gem of an opal miner

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It’s a hard slog for opal prospectors in Lightning Ridge, battling both the heat and the local farming community for access to the land. But one family has made a living off the gems for generations.

Thanks for China, Gough

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Whitlam's visit to China ushered in closer ties that were largely responsible for Australia's 23 years of uninterrupted growth. But China's engine is starting to falter.

Whitlam's plan grew a nation

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Why the popular image of Gough as an economic failure misses the big picture.

Irony and confusion in Medibank's float

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The sale of Medibank Private will allow the Coalition to cash in on the public's brand confusion and rid itself of a business it has despised since its inception.

Why central banks have locked up capitalism

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It’s supposed to be free-market capitalism, but animal spirits are in a zoo these days, and central bankers are the zookeepers.

How Kennett Builders became a powerhouse

There aren't many building firms that survive to celebrate their centenary, but Kennett Builders' strong foundations could ensure it is around for the next one.

Is Guy Debelle right?

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The warnings from the Reserve Bank's assistant governor may have spooked some investors, but are they justified?

Kohler Uncovers: Paragon Care

Alan Kohler interviews Mark Simari, CEO of hospital supply company Paragon Care.

US medicine won't cure Europe's ills

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Markets now believe the EU is stuck in a Japan-style deflation trap. Worse, the American QE solution can't get it out.

The amazing Sue Ismiel and her daughters

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Remarkable entrepreneurship grew one ball of sticky green goo into a $40 million per year empire.

Will the IMF get it right this time?

The IMF has been looking into why its forecasts have been so wrong. Armed with that information, perhaps now it will get global growth right.

Facebook is TV's ice bucket challenge

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Facebook's critics thought its video advertising push would be a flop. They were wrong, and the implications for the TV industry are huge.

The unique chemistry of the Coneliano family

This business started out selling East German parts and machinery, but now sells chemicals and loves paying tax.

Australia: land of the free … and indebted

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The only significant economic intervention in our open economy is monetary policy, which ultimately results in higher house prices and debt. This is unlikely to change any time soon.

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