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 class action risk for super funds dumping resources

A decision by the trustees of ANU’s superannuation fund to divest resources holdings could result in members taking legal action.

NAB's problems are at home

While analysts focus on the NAB’s UK situation, buried in the NAB profit announcements are a number of serious Australian problems.

How Australia missed the fracking boat

The long-term environmental and economic benefits that the US extracted from the shale gas boom are yet to be realised in Australia.

A long-life hit to dairy prices?

While many expected the local dairy industry to milk record profits from the Chinese market, not all has gone to plan.

From carbon tax to spending spree

The carbon tax may have slowed emissions, but it also hit consumer confidence and spending. Now that it's gone, a retail resurgence is on its way.

CSL grabs a second lucky prize

Few companies get to buy assets that put them on a global footing, at depressed prices. CSL has now done it twice.

Why Deutsche Bank is in analysts' sights

All eyes will be on Deutsche Bank as analysts pour over the ECB's stress tests. Germany, and its largest bank, appear to have dodged a bullet.

Medibank investors must read the fine print

Strong markets abroad suggest Medibank Private's retail subscribers are likely to enjoy profits in the short term, but there are a few traps for the unwary.

Thermal coal is still a goldmine for Australia

As gas costs continue to rise, new Japanese technology is providing Australia's coal industry a new chance to compete with LNG.

Glimpsing the 'goddess of war' on the ASX

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The Athena Capital high frequency trading scandal on the NASDAQ should remind Australian regulators to be on guard against market manipulation.

Lessons from Whitlam's legacy

Whitlam’s greatest legacy was laying the foundations of the Hawke-Keating government.

The ACCC turns its spotlight on Toll

An ACCC investigation into Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union promises a much needed assessment of the deal's threat to national productivity.

Digging for the root of our miners' woes

A silo mentality has fostered inefficient work practices at some of Australia's biggest miners. A complete change in corporate culture is needed.

Europe's boggy bonds

Extraordinarily low interest rates in Europe have left investors between a rock and a hard place, is there any way this doesn't end in pain?

Toll's ACCC victory sets a dangerous precedent

The ACCC has rubber-stamped Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union – a decision that will harm national productivity.

Market carnage spells trouble for Australia

Turmoil in European and US markets has seen investors panic and US bond yields tumble. If it continues, Australia is a sitting duck.

A taste of the market meltdown to come

There are fundamental differences between what is happening in the markets now and the potential crisis we should be preparing for.

A defence lesson we should never forget

Defence planners have forgotten the lesson of Pearl Harbor and are putting Australian air power at unacceptable risk.

Putin's dairy war is hurting our farmers

Russian President Vladimir Putin's embargo on dairy imports has hit global prices, and it's only going to get worse for Australian farmers.

Woolworths' revolution gathers pace

The next stage in the Australian retailing revolution will be more dramatic than anything we have seen so far.