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: Freelancer

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Alan Kohler speaks to Freelancer Australia CEO Matt Barrie about how the business is tracking a little over a year after its IPO.

The glut of everything

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Savers' livelihoods now depend on whether central banks can get consumers to start spending and to soak up the oversupply of everything.

Kohler quizzes: Seek

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Alan Kohler interviews Seek CEO Andrew Bassat about the company’s international expansion.

Granite and frozen berries – at the front line of the cost problem

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High costs price Australia out of the game when it comes to globally-traded commodities such as frozen berries and granite. And that won't change any time soon.

Telstra’s – and Australia’s – dividend curse

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Australian companies should stop paying out so much in dividends and start reinvesting in growth.

Australia’s train to nowhere

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The strong growth in inner-city property prices reflects a lack of spending on transport infrastructure, particularly on rail, and more needs to be done.

Men and their vans

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What started out as one man with one van has blossomed into a business that has become one of Melbourne's biggest and most prominent removalists.

The bond bubble and the ‘QE put’

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European bonds are offering negative yields and are showing no signs of going positive again -- and the market is yet to understand the implications.

Kohler quizzes: Transurban

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Alan Kohler speaks to Transurban CEO Scott Charlton about the toll road operator's half-year results.

Profits up, animal spirits down

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Business leaders are complaining about political instability undermining confidence, but the real problem is the cost of doing business in Australia.

Australia's good oil takes on America

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Australia's largest olive oil producer hopes to extract profits from the US by pressing local farmers to plant olives.

The Prince's knighthood was a fiscal policy disaster

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The PM's 'captain's call' may have destroyed any chance of the government taking the tough decisions required to fix the fiscal mess.

Kohler uncovers: Tabcorp

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Alan Kohler speaks to David Attenborough, MD & CEO of Tabcorp about the company's financial performance.

Greece should exit the eurozone ASAP

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras can drive a hard bargain because he knows that Germany needs Greece more than Greece needs Germany.

Australia’s vicious cycle of economics and politics

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Political dysfunction has reduced confidence and weakened the economy, which has subsequently made fiscal policy -- and politics in general -- more pressurised.

Winners and losers in the currency wars

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Among the nation's family businesses importers are being crushed by the falling currency, while exporters are prospering.

The RBA has thrown the dollar under a bus

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Currency skirmishes around the world have turned into open currency warfare, and the Reserve Bank has come out with guns blazing.

The curious clamour for a rate cut

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There are very few legitimate reasons for the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates. If they do cut, it will only make things worse.

Abbott took on too much debt … and has gone bust

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Tony Abbott's incompetence began in opposition, when he acquired a huge political debt that he could never repay. Now it's come back to haunt him.

Kohler uncovers: Lindsay Australia

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Alan Kohler speaks to Lindsay Australia CEO Kim Lindsay about their end to end transport and packaging service for farmers and their customers.

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