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 Coalition must not shutter the shipbuilding industry

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The shipbuilding industry has long been criticised for its inefficiencies, but there are ways to remedy this without shutting the industry down.

Why are top CBA executives switching to Westpac?

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Lyn Cobley's move to Westpac raised eyebrows within executive circles because it may be linked to a similar exit by CBA's technology guru.

A million in super doesn't make you rich

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Those calling for retirees to pull their weight in terms of tax need to understand that million-dollar nest eggs no longer count for much in our low-yield world.

Misguided attacks on SMSFs must stop

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It's time to take a stand against the below-the-belt aggression toward self-managed super funds.

Australians will be squeezed by the housing supply shortage

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Long-term population trends suggest that unless more housing supply is unlocked, there will be a sharp escalation in dwelling prices, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia must wake up to the looming risk in Asia

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Indonesia's rise is a challenge to Australia but the poor decisions of our political leaders have put our national security in jeopardy.

Twiggy Forrest can't see the wood for the trees

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Andrew Forrest's irrational talk of an international iron ore conspiracy has tainted Fortescue's reputation, but the damage can still be undone.

Abbott should press the double dissolution button

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The small business budget has given Abbott the electoral firepower he needs to blast his way through an obstructionist Senate.

Four lessons from Woolworths' Masters debacle

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The Masters' experience is a prime example of severe hubris infecting management and the board. Now the retail giant is paying the price.

The next election will tear open the generation gap

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As the two major parties reach consensus on the importance of small business, the next election will come down to a battle between the old and the young.

The bond market sounds the siren on asset price inflation

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If the bond market sell-off continues to unfold, we could be heading into rough economic waters.

Shorten and Abbott face off in a super battle

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Super savers were some of the biggest winners in the federal budget, but the Opposition has come out fighting against the lack of change.

The conversion of Abbott to the small business faith

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Tony Abbott has seen the light in relation to small business, now he just has to get the Australian Tax Office on board.

Small business stimulus gets a big endorsement

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The Abbott Government's small business package has already received vital support from Westpac in what could become a broad effort to boost investment.

The coming bank lending revolution

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Measures announced in the Federal Budget are set to transform bank lending to small business. But they must embrace the digital age, or risk failure.

A budget shake-up for middle Australia

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Changes to superannuation will see a whole range of asset strategies emerge among retirees, who could also enjoy a boost to property prices -- but only if Hockey doesn’t clamp down on Asian investment.

How companies can survive the middle-class squeeze

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As financial pressures intensify for the middle class, companies and politicians must adapt to an increasingly challenging business environment.

NAB sounds the alarm bells on commercial property

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In the event of a downturn, significant exposure to commercial property could present big risks for the banks.

The bond warning light is flashing red

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The combination of NAB's capital raising and the bond market sell-off is sending a strong warning signal to the market.

The four forces sending a shudder through the stockmarket

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The stockmarket is tumbling on overseas selling pressure as investors foresee a bleak outlook for Australia.

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