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 housing sector is under attack

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Don't underestimate the threat to both banks and the property market from proposed regulatory moves that will restrict the flow of funds.

East West Link lunacy threatens Australia's credit rating

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Tony Abbott must be ready to step in to ensure Victoria meets its obligations on the East West Link. If he doesn't, Australia's international reputation will take a big hit.

Gerry Harvey confesses: 'How I lost $100m'

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The veteran retailer fesses up on one of his biggest mistakes and explains why property valuers are getting it wrong.

Banks are cleaning up by crushing savers

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No matter which way trapped depositors move, the banks will make a tidy profit.

There’s calm after the storm for Qantas and Virgin

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After their bitter capacity dogfight, the truce between Qantas and Virgin means both airlines have a chance to do well.

Queensland must learn from Victoria's infrastructure debacle

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As the appalling fee practices in Victoria’s hastily arranged East West Link project contract become clear, it's vital that Queensland avoids making the same mistakes.

The ghost of Jack Lang is haunting Victoria

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Victoria will be blackballed by global capital and construction markets if Premier Daniel Andrews doesn’t honour the East West Link contracts. And the whole country will suffer.

The lethal combination pushing Australia to the brink

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Mismanagement at both state and federal level at the same time as mining investment is collapsing and the motor industry is headed for the exit is a recipe for disaster.

A neat fix to the politics of infrastructure funding

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To win back trust, state governments need to shake up the way infrastructure projects are funded and to make the process more accessible to individual investors.

BHP's productivity strategy is paying dividends

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Despite falling commodity prices and tough market conditions, BHP has promised to maintain its dividend to shareholders. Other companies should follow its example.

How technology will reshape the workplace of tomorrow

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What sort of strategies do we need to consider as technology transforms the way we live and do business?

Telstra will be reshaped by Penn's passion for growth

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Analysts have long thought of Telstra simply as an income stock, but Andy Penn's growth agenda is likely to change their expectations.

AMP’s China push will rewrite the Asian playbook

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If AMP succeeds in China, it will radically overhaul how Australian institutional analysts rate the potential gains that come from investing in Asia.

Let boomers do the lifting

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Robert Gottliebsen gives his plea to Joe Hockey: allow his generation to fund Australia's languishing infrastructure projects.

Saudi Arabia’s oil pain could become local SMSFs' gain

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The recent slump in global oil prices has altered the way that global infrastructure funding operates -- and it could be a boon for self-managed super funds.

The Toll takeover exposes our institutions' ignorance

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Japan Post's offer for Toll is just the latest example of how our local institutions have failed to grasp the long-term value of Australian firms' Asian operations.

Why CBA is the star of the big four

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There are a few key reasons why Commonwealth Bank has outperformed its peers in the sharemarket. But today's ANZ announcement confirms a fightback.

Why Rio Tinto is so afraid of Glencore

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Looking past Rio Tinto's confidence in its latest profit report, both the miner and its shareholders have every reason to be fearful of the Swiss giant.

The new Telstra is more than just a yield play

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Thodey and Penn are determined to turn Telstra into a growth company while still paying out dividends. They might just pull it off.

A warning for blue chip investors

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Until this week, CBA and CSL were in a race to see which one would get to $100 a share first. But there's a lesson in CSL's result for both investors and CEOs.

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