Robert Gottliebsen

Robert Gottliebsen

Robert is one of Australia's most respected investment experts and has been a key commentator on Australian business and finance for over three decades. Robert co-founded Eureka Report in 2005 and was also a founding member of Business Spectator, a business news and commentary site. Robert was the founding editor of Business Review Weekly in 1981 and spearheaded the magazine for the next 19 years. He  was the original Chanticleer in The Australian Financial Review and after this, between 2000 and 2005 he was National Business Commentator for The Australian.

Thermal coal is still a goldmine for Australia

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As gas costs continue to rise, new Japanese technology is providing Australia's coal industry a new chance to compete with LNG.

Glimpsing the 'goddess of war' on the ASX

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The Athena Capital high frequency trading scandal on the NASDAQ should remind Australian regulators to be on guard against market manipulation.

Lessons from Whitlam's legacy

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Whitlam’s greatest legacy was laying the foundations of the Hawke-Keating government.

The ACCC turns its spotlight on Toll

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An ACCC investigation into Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union promises a much needed assessment of the deal's threat to national productivity.

Digging for the root of our miners' woes

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A silo mentality has fostered inefficient work practices at some of Australia's biggest miners. A complete change in corporate culture is needed.

Europe's boggy bonds

Extraordinarily low interest rates in Europe have left investors between a rock and a hard place, is there any way this doesn't end in pain?

Toll's ACCC victory sets a dangerous precedent

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The ACCC has rubber-stamped Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union – a decision that will harm national productivity.

Market carnage spells trouble for Australia

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Turmoil in European and US markets has seen investors panic and US bond yields tumble. If it continues, Australia is a sitting duck.

A taste of the market meltdown to come

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There are fundamental differences between what is happening in the markets now and the potential crisis we should be preparing for.

A defence lesson we should never forget

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Defence planners have forgotten the lesson of Pearl Harbor and are putting Australian air power at unacceptable risk.

Putin's dairy war is hurting our farmers

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's embargo on dairy imports has hit global prices, and it's only going to get worse for Australian farmers.

Woolworths' revolution gathers pace

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The next stage in the Australian retailing revolution will be more dramatic than anything we have seen so far.

Voters will make a choice on builder-union cartels

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Victorian voters will soon decide the fate of the Napthine government’s push to legislate against builder-union cartels.

Why the US market fell 2 per cent

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Several forces are causing huge market gyrations. When they are understood together, it's clear that we're in for a bumpy ride.

The retailer set to win big from the building boom

Appliance sales are set to soar on the building boom, but when it comes to selling into a cash-strapped market, it’s going to be all about value.

CSL sees new blood in Australia

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CSL knocked back offers from Switzerland, Germany and the US before deciding to build its new albumin plant in Melbourne.

Raising the alarm on bloated dividends

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Australian CEOs need to stop being so risk averse and to communicate directly with self-managed funds about the importance of positive growth strategies.

The clock is ticking on negative gearing

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The government may not want to touch the negative gearing of investment properties, but plunging tax revenues may force it to act.

Fed danger for our dollar

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Even the more dovish forecasts for US rate rises explain why the Australian dollar's status as a high yielding currency is coming to an end.

Another builder steps into line

Australia has taken another big step to bring our construction costs down. But Labor's plans to rip up the code create uncertainty.

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