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 quizzes: Redflow

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Alan Kohler interviews Stuart Smith, CEO of energy storage business RedFlow.

Is Treasury trying to go over politicians' heads?

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The tendency of politicians to debate legislation during and after election campaigns means sensible tax reform will be very difficult to achieve.

Financial regulations won't hurt honest planners

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WATCH: Alan Kohler explains why new guidelines for financial planning are needed to remove product salesman from the advice sector.

Two healthy businesses prepare for IPOs

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A couple of family-owned health food start-ups are taking different paths to change the way Australia eats.

More regulation is coming for financial planners

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We need to move the financial advice industry away from focusing on products and to instead provide quality, client-focused advice.

GE plans to keep Aust businesses

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Head of US firm's global operations sees no further cuts to Australian portfolio.

Hyperpolarised politics are bad for business, and the budget

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A widening ideological gulf in Canberra has sunk business investment throughout the nation.

Why Australian businesses are stuck in the doldrums

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Businesses remain reluctant to invest even as interest rates dip to record lows -- and it's bad news for economic growth.

Bouncing into Graceland, and red tape

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Family businesses and entrepreneurs are crucial to Australia's future economic success but the complex regulatory environment is getting in the way.

How to fix the age pension: better super

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Rather than cutting the pension, Joe Hockey should help bolster superannuation returns by encouraging funds to invest in infrastructure.

Infrastructure as politics

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While Tony Abbott makes up his mind about joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, he should also have a long hard think about what he's doing with infrastructure in Australia.

Kohler quizzes: Azure Healthcare

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Alan Kohler speaks to Azure Healthcare chairman and CEO Robert Grey following the group's first-half results.

Australia's and China's debt dilemma

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In Australia and China, attempts by policymakers to rein in a credit boom will almost certainly come at the cost of economic growth.

Childcare: it's all about politics, and business

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In an industry wracked with uncertainty as changes to the subsidy regime edge closer, one family business has found a way to thrive.

The problem with housing is supply, not the ability to pay

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Governments should address the issues that are restricting housing supply rather than simply offering to help young people find a way to pay an inflated price.

It's time to let common sense loose on the financial planning industry

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The basic issue in the wealth industry is that advice and sales are combined. What we need is someone to apply some common sense to the problem.

Why Australia may not have a recession

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The key lever of economic policy for Australia is no longer monetary or fiscal policy – it's immigration policy.

Kohler Quizzes: Magellan Financial Group

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Alan Kohler interviews Magellan Financial Group CEO Hamish Douglass about the group's new international equities exchange-traded managed fund.

Abbott must stop sacking Labor appointees

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The practice of booting out Labor-appointed directors shows the Prime Minister is consumed with some kind of medieval notion of reprisal.

CGT should be removed from transfers within families

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The capital gains tax triggered when a firm is passed on to the next generation is having a devastating effect on one of the foundations of business life in Australia.

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