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).

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.

Kohler uncovers: Sirius Resources

Alan Kohler speaks to Mark Bennett, CEO and MD of Sirius Resources, about the company's confidence in Australian deposits.

Beware of banks bearing hybrids

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Hopelessly conflicted banks are shoving term deposit holders into hybrids as a type of capital ratio insurance, despite the hidden dangers for investors.

Wesfarmers must renew its conglomerate licence

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At a time when companies are under pressure to demerge and focus on their cores, investors have allowed Wesfarmers to remain a conglomerate. It needs to diversify very soon to stay that way.

The supermarkets are eating their Corrigan greens

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The Corrigan siblings are building a formidable vegetable brand, much to the chagrin of Coles and Woolworths.

Parking on busy roads is idiotic

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Governments around Australia are devoting billions of dollars to new infrastructure projects to unclog busy roads, but getting rid of parked cars is a much easier solution.

Kohler uncovers: Ramsay Health

Alan Kohler interviews Ramsay Health Care's Christopher Rex about the hospital operator and its expansion into France.

Housing: the curse that keeps on cursing

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Much hysteria surrounds Australia's rising house prices, but the heart of the problem lies with monetary policy.

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