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.

Australia needs to embrace the Asian property boom

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Australians will have to choose between the Asian-driven apartment boom or lower spending on social services, health and education.

SMSFs are the big winners in Shorten's super tax plan

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The ALP's super tax proposal is a boon for self-managed funds. The policy will rankle big institutions, but it offers an opportunity for certainty and bipartisan support.

It’s time to clean up the super industry

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Cheap and easy-to-run SMSFs have allowed many Australians to avoid the high-fee trap, but big super funds are dragging the whole industry down.

Chinese money may save Victoria but sink Abbott

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Tony Abbott's re-election strategy was predicated on riding a wave of discontent with the Andrews Government in Victoria, but an influx of Chinese investment might derail his plan.

Bankers are flying high... for now

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Cheap money and new technologies are boosting business for the banks, but emerging cracks could derail the dream run.

China’s stock revolution is transforming global capital markets

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Australian traders could soon start turning to Shanghai rather than Wall Street for indications of which way the market is headed.

The big miners are paying for their past China sins

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China is still smarting from earlier run-ins with Australia's big miners. Now it's watching them suffer.

More mergers will spell mayhem for jobs

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In a time of low growth, companies will turn to mergers to spur profit growth -- but it will come at a cost.

Taxpayers must be on red alert

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Taxing the rich won't raise the sort of money the government needs. Instead, the battlers will come under attack.

Big players bet on the commodities recovery

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We are starting to see clear messages from the resource giants about where the commodities revival will start and gather most momentum.

ASADA must win back the respect of the community

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Australia's top sporting authorities, such as ASADA and the AFL, are longer working in the best interests of the players.

The ATO must stop fanning the cash economy

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The ATO is finally starting to understand how its actions are incentivising business owners and employees to operate outside the system. It must act before it's too late.

How ASADA's actions became a mighty mess

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When confronted with difficult situations, ASADA and Commonwealth Bank opted to act swiftly. But only the bank was able to salvage its reputation.

Treasury's U-turn will keep super safe

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Treasury seems to have finally woken up to the importance of encouraging retirement savings.

The policy chain that binds Australia’s youth

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The push to change policies that unfairly advantage baby boomers won't be strong enough to put home ownership within reach of the younger generation.

Australian business should follow the Buffett plan

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Warren Buffett's new strategy is achieving amazing investment returns. Australian executives and politicians should take note.

Yield investors should heed the bond market's warning

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Both the bond markets and the proverbial 'tea lady' have spoken, the economy could be depressed for a very long time.

GE’s ten strategies for success

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GE’s head of global operations offers advice on how to run a business in the 21st century.

The technology that could transform BHP

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BHP Billiton’s Andrew Mackenzie sees a dramatic change ahead for the oil, gas and coal industries -- if more is invested in carbon capture and storage technology.

Australia has to face up to the coal hard facts

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Australia needs to come to grips with the fact that coal’s decline isn't cyclical, it’s here to stay.

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