James Kirby

James is one of Australia’s most experienced financial journalists: He has held senior positions on The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Business and Finance in Dublin and The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.  A veteran of reporting on and analysing Australian corporations he wrote for Business Review Weekly before co-founding Eureka Report. He has written several business books, including biographies of Gerry Harvey and Richard Pratt. James is a regular commentator on radio and television.

Alarm bells ring on mortgage broking boom

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Watch: Australia's murky lending industry is set for a crackdown, and investors need to take note of the changes that will affect them.

The 90 second investor's guide to Budget 2015

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Australian investors need to take heed of three key trends that emerged from this week's budget announcement.

NAB - the bank that roared

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By breaking away from the pack, NAB has become the most interesting bank to watch in the immediate future.

Negative Gearing: What the banks don't tell you

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Australia's most notorious tax break may not be all that productive for investors in the near future.

Financial advice: a jungle guide

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Worried about continuing reports of dodgy financial planners? Here's how you can avoid getting stung when seeking advice.

More competition could boost super returns

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Re-thinking the way that super funds compete for customers would deliver vastly better outcomes for Australian workers

The bad news for house prices

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Investors are still being enticed into the property market thanks to negative gearing, but new data suggests that the steady climb of house prices may soon be at an end.

How to invest wisely during earnings season

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WATCH: Eureka Report's guide to getting the most of earning season.

Facebook's disruptive push

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Eureka Report's Managing Editor, James Kirby, discusses how Facebook is at the forefront of the investment theme of our time – disruption.

Go ahead Julia... give superannuation reform a go

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Having opened the issue of superannuation reform the Gillard regime should now take the opportunity to fix a flawed system.

Forbes hails Rinehart's rejuvenation

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Emboldened by a bounceback in her fortune, Gina Rinehart is back at the top of the Forbes rich list while she diversifies into controversial but lucrative shale oil.

Kerry Stokes: Australian Of The Year?

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A donation of three Victoria Crosses by Kerry Stokes has captured the public imagination, but is it enough to see him bag the celebrated title?

The crazy business at Crazy John's

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The takeover and downfall of John Ilhan's telco follows a familiar storyline, where corporations with incompetent acquisition strategies rapidly suffocate entrepreneurial zeal.

King of the iron ore cash pile

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The skyrocketing iron ore price gives Fortescue's Andrew Forrest his best chance yet to become one of Australia's top tier industrialists.

KGB Interrogated

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James Kirby quizzes Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz on what's in store for the markets and the economy in 2013.

The sun will soon shine for Cameron Clyne

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The National Australia Bank chief's performance is coming under increasing pressure... but there's a reason his fortune is about to turn.

Paul Keating's super vision

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James Kirby talks to Alan Kohler about some recent comments made by former Prime Minister Paul Keating about superannuation, and some potentially alarming views about the DIY sector.

Has the penny finally dropped for Gina Rinehart?

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As Gina Rinehart dithers over her allocation in Ten's capital raising, surely she must be realising it's not necessary to spend millions to gain a broad media reach.

Bank police need to get back on the beat

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While APRA basks in the afterglow of its robust regulation over the course of the GFC, investors in Banksia, and other poorly regulated finance companies, are losing money.

Woolworths' new pokies king

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Woolworths' Grant O’Brien has nailed his colours to the mast with this week’s ‘win’ on pokies... so why not reveal just how big the business has become.

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