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.

A lucrative Chinese opportunity for Australian companies

In a time of economic uncertainty, many Australian companies have become risk averse, but a few are making big plans for Chinese growth.

London's days as a financial powerhouse are coming to an end

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No matter which way Scotland votes on independence, London's decline as a global financial centre is all but guaranteed. And that's good news for Australia.

Can Don Argus help solve NAB’s biggest problem?

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Much attention has focused on NAB's troubling UK exposures, but the bank faces a larger obstacle closer to home.

The ATO reveals the truth about SMSFs

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The ATO's latest comments on self-managed super funds will antagonise the anti-SMSF brigade even further.

The dangerous combination that could end Australia's lucky run

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The nation was always going to face a tough time with the end of the mining investment boom, but if these two predictions prove correct it will be a much rougher ride than expected.

The Ukraine fallout will hit markets hard

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Without the US as the world's policeman, any deterioration in the crisis in Ukraine could pose a significant threat to global stability.

Lend Lease shows that cartel bans do pay

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The banning of cartel-style labour agreements has worked well for Lend Lease, and Victoria is reaping the benefits.

The Ukraine crisis has big implications for Australia

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The deteriorating situation in Ukraine could see Russia turn towards China for gas and minerals, which could have a dramatic effect on our currency.

Abbott's top 10 challenges ahead

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After one year in office the Abbott government has a long road ahead to restore business and community confidence. If action isn’t taken soon Australia will pay dearly.

Why the misguided attacks on SMSFs must stop

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There's a lot of misinformation spread about self-managed super funds by politicians, retail and industry funds and the media. It's time to set the record straight.

The income squeeze that's draining the economy

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Australian companies will need new strategies to cope with lower income growth.

The shifting balance of power will test our miners

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Steep declines in the prices of iron ore, coal and gas are not simply fluctuations in the market, but a reflection of how the fundamentals have changed.

The super guarantee deferral is just the beginning

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Postponing the increase to super contributions will make Australia's labour costs more competitive, but high income earners could soon get a nasty surprise.

The global stimulus drive has failed - so what now?

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Big stimulus programs around the world mitigated the severity of a global recession, but the enormous reduction in corporate costs and the globalisation of labour mean there hasn't been a corresponding rise in consumer spending.

NAB abandons its global dream – at a huge future cost

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Just a few years ago, NAB had big plans to be a major player in the agricultural boom. But with the focus now on paying shareholders ever-increasing dividends, that vision has been lost.

How to solve Australia's youth unemployment crisis

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There's a lot of work to be done to tackle the nation's high youth unemployment. The CEO of Seek says younger people should tailor their studies to industries where there are jobs, but they also must be taught how to secure a job in the first place.

What Australian CEOs can learn from fast food's young gun

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Many of Australia's chief executives simply want to produce income for shareholders, but Burger King's 33-year-old CEO is chasing global growth and transforming the ailing franchise.

Abbott must not be fooled by Treasury's super trickery

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Flawed Treasury reports have put self-managed super funds and pension tax rates in the firing line, but any changes to policy will see Abbott land in hot water with voters.

How our biggest companies will win shareholders

Across an array of industries, companies are slashing costs to boost profits and attract investors. But one company in particular should be able to achieve a spectacular result from such a corporate reorganisation.

The duds and dazzlers on Abbott's frontbench

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A series of budget blunders have put the Abbott government under serious pressure in the opinion polls, but a Cabinet reshuffle could help it get back on track and realise its vision for Australia.

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