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.

Big trouble looms for the banks

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Markets are panicking about the banking industry’s exposure to energy and emerging market loans — and it’s set to get worse.

Turnbull must act on the deepening JSF debacle

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The list of flaws in the Joint Strike Fighter’s capabilities is getting longer and more worrisome for Australia’s national interest.

The Coalition is stuck in ‘Yes Minister’ mode

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In opposition, the Coalition had a detailed plan to reduce government spending, but now it has been replaced with a lazy proposal to increase the GST.

Lower oil prices will slow electric cars

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Market ructions have dramatically altered the outlook for 2016 and Tesla is being forced to shift gears in order to adapt to the new conditions.

Countdown to a market reckoning

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Rising bond prices and tumbling bank shares are a clear indication that global investors are gripped by fear. And Australia is getting caught up in the panic.

A red flag for BHP and the banks on dividends

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It’s time for BHP and the banks to come to grips with the fact that the dividend game has changed.

A big step forward in the battle against bribery

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Ai Group’s statement makes it difficult for the body to oppose the government’s proposed draconian jail sentences for directors and executives who pay bribes to unions.

Facebook’s lethal threat to conventional media

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If media outlets are to survive in the digital age, they’ll need to find strategies that enable them to prosper around Facebook’s volume dominance.

The real story behind the oil price rise

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A number of forces have come together to lift the price of oil. And Australia has a key stake in the next stage of the crude battle.

Sydney property won’t crumble on Shanghai’s market tumble

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Fears of an imminent dwelling collapse in our largest housing market are fading, according to Australia’s biggest apartment developer.

Be careful of the icons you invest in

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A year ago, if investors were asked to choose between McDonald’s and American Express shares, most would have chosen American Express. They would have been wrong.

Cash’s smart stance on corruption could pay off

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Michaelia Cash’s shift away from Malcolm Turnbull’s union-bashing agenda could see her anti-corruption bill pass through the Senate with the help of the crossbenchers.

CEOs next IR corruption target

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There could be long jail sentences for those directors or executives who continue to pay bribes to unions.

The Saudis’ chilling oil warning to the US

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The Saudi foreign minister’s statement on the oil price will spook the US but provides a longer-term ray of hope for the oil market.

Stamping out corruption requires a firm but fair hand

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The Senate should ensure that any attempt to clean up the building industry goes after all those involved in wrongdoing and not just the unions.

Woolworths pays a high price for hubris

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Given the number of properties involved, Woolworths will likely struggle to pack away its Masters mess on budget.

The great danger lurking in US markets

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US non-bank institutions’ exposure to energy stocks and emerging markets could prove costly.

A new weapon is transforming the retail battlefield

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A new technology is putting customers back in control and retailers need to start adapting to the new paradigm.

Market volatility is here to stay

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The forces driving global sharemarkets lower are not about to disappear any time soon.

Super could define the election battle

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Clear differences are beginning to emerge in the ALP and Coalition’s proposed policies for superannuation reform.

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