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.

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.

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.

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