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.

Medibank Private: the float that shocked

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Watch: One of Australia's most anticipated recent IPOs has struggled to beat the market in its first year, what's held it back?

The next attack on investment property

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Watch: The Abbott government may be gunshy about a fight on negative gearing, but we may soon see a different key investment tax come under fire.

Three big changes coming for investment property

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Watch: Recent significant shifts in the property sector demand the attention of any Australian investor before diving in.

Why you can't believe the unemployment numbers

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Watch: ABS data has become so out of whack that neither investors nor job hunters have any clear idea of what's going on.

Greece: will it cost you money?

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Watch: Despite minimal local exposure to the Greek contagion, there are many ways that a Grexit could impact Australian investors.

Five sharemarket pointers to picking winners this year

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Watch: Smart investors should take note of the trends that emerged from the first half of 2015.

Five sharermarket pointers to picking winners this year

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Watch: Smart investors should take note of the trends that emerged from the first half of 2015.

Supermarkets shake-up: is Coles in trouble too?

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Watch: Turmoil at Woolworths should be seen as a warning for its chief competitor, not a reason to cheer.

Hockey's home buyer secrets

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Watch: The Treasurer may regret his comments about first home buyers, but there was a grain of truth hidden in his clumsy suggestion.

Kirby quizzes: Pulse Health

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Watch: James Kirby interviews Pulse Health CEO Phillipa Blakey about the growth potential of the private hospital operator.

Financial advice: dawn of the robots (and CPAs)

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Watch: Two new disruptions to Australia's financial advice sector could rescue investors from the regularly maligned services available today.

Confessions of a rich list researcher

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Watch: There's far more guesswork involved in determining the wealth of Australia's richest individuals than publishers have you believe.

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.

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