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.

The forces blocking major reform in Australia

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Amid the diversions of the media and public sector incompetency, perhaps it will take a deep economic crisis to spur much-needed reforms.

National reform can start when politicians stop breaking promises

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In another broken promise, Tony Abbott has gone back on his pledge to protect small businesses. How can we have national reform if we can't even trust our politicians?

How shorters have turbocharged the market's roller-coaster ride

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Shorters with a bearish view on China have exacerbated the volatility in the market, with one company in particular feeling the heat.

Heydon must keep exposing the corporate rot

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The more Dyson Heydon exposes the activities of big corporates and the unions, the better chance Rod Sims has to drive the necessary changes to the competition law.

The two sides of the sharemarket slump

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As frightened investors navigate volatile markets, one mining chief is keeping his cool.

Why Australian share prices are falling

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The recent correction in the stockmarket is more about fear than fundamentals.

Finally, the RBA can drive the Australian dollar down

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A fundamental change is underway that will allow the Reserve Bank to push the local currency lower.

The Greek deal means a new beginning for Europe

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The Greek bailout deal shows all the other struggling countries that they have no escape from the euro.

Why Germany is showing no mercy to Greece

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The success of quantitative easing in Europe means Germany can afford to take a hardline stance on Greece.

What happens now that China's bubble has burst?

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If the bursting of China’s market bubble hits domestic consumption, then Australia could be in for a rough ride.

China must heed the lessons of Japan

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China appears to be going down the same path as Japan after the latter's 1987 stockmarket crash -- and it's a threat to Australia's economic prospects.

Market gyrations have clobbered confidence

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The boost to household confidence provided by the May budget has proved short-lived -- and businesses will find it hard to cope with flagging sentiment.

How Murray Goulburn could become dairy's big cheese

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Murray Goulburn has ambitious plans for securing its long-term growth, but its success will hinge on a number of factors.

Prepare for an avalanche of apartment construction

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A fresh tidal wave of investment just turbocharged the apartment boom transforming Sydney and Melbourne.

For Australia the real action is in China, not Greece

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Developments in China could put pressure on the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates much faster than expected.

The bleak future confronting Greece

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Greece in 2015 is reminiscent of Germany in the 1920s. If the Greeks get their own currency, hyperinflation could quickly follow.

Why the Greek drama is just a bump in Australia's road

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Developments in Greece rattled the local sharemarket initially but are unlikely to have any long-lasting impact.

Abbott's broken promises will come back to haunt him

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While Bill Shorten is happy to give Abbott a free pass on his fair contract fibs, the changing nature of the economy will soon make fair contracts legislation a necessity.

The start of the revival of the life insurance industry

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Hopefully Josh Frydenberg's reforms are the first step in reviving the moribund life insurance sector and making it part of the nation's savings fabric.

Abbott's 'can-do' government is just what Australia needs

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For the first time in years, Australia has a government with a sense of direction. It will lead to a big boost in business confidence.

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