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 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.

How Abbott was double-crossed by big business

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Large corporations across a range of industries are handing unions big sums of money to do industrial relations deals and build up a war chest to attack Abbott.

European leaders need to heed Varoufakis' warning

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Yanis Varoufakis warned about the risks associated with Greece ditching the euro but we should be more worried about the strategic consequences of the failure to reach a deal.

Shakespeare's words of wisdom for Woolworths

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Grant O'Brien is now a crippled CEO who must implement a set of changes knowing his successor may reverse them. Perhaps the board should take another look at Macbeth.

Sabotaging the apartment boom could cost Abbott the next election

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The government needs to wake up to the risks of imperilling Asian property investment.

Old laws don't work in the new era of industrial relations

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The ACCC's ruling on the Transport Workers Union-Toll deal suggests our competition laws are inadequate amid an evolving industrial relations framework.

Tapping a new vein of wealth creation

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By fine tuning our tax system we can make Australia an international hub for advanced manufacturing.

Fixing supply is the solution to Australia’s housing headache

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Here are a few simple steps that the Federal Government could take to make housing more affordable.

Ten events that could crash the housing market

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Owners and investors in the housing market should be aware of the developments that could cause a significant fall in property prices.

Global markets signal a new wave of optimism

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The global bond market is signalling better economic times ahead, and Australia stands to be one of the main beneficiaries.

The conspiracy to boost house prices

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There are a few compelling reasons why the banks, state governments and councils are hooked on keeping house prices at their current levels.

Why companies around the globe are watching Infosys

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The Indian technology giant is undertaking a massive directional change, and some Australian companies will soon have to follow suit.

A small businessman in the big time

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Watch: Remembering the booms and busts of Alan Bond's unique life as an icon of Australia's business world.

Alan Bond: A tycoon like no other

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The Alan Bond story is a remarkable history of what happened in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.

The death knell of the market economy

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From the 1980s there was a general view that the market economy was the way to success and prosperity. The global financial crisis changed that game.

'Helicopter parents' may curb their children's job prospects

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Being mollycoddled as a child could have long-lasting consequences for prospective corporate leaders.

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