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.

Australia’s power infrastructure debacle

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Not only did we spend too much over the past decade creating excessive network capacity, but the system we have is already outdated.

The ACCC's action against the CFMEU is just the beginning

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The ACCC’s decision to launch legal action against the CFMEU is a step in the right direction, but there is much work to be done on breaking up the cosy relationships between big corporations and the unions.

The looming age of low-cost global energy

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Global supply of energy is on the rise, but major advances in technology will enable the world to use far less energy to achieve the same or better outcomes.

Costello’s chance to set the investment record straight

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The former treasurer, now Future Fund chairman, will face some tough questioning at a senate committee hearing tomorrow … but he can use the opportunity to score some political points.

The dairy industry must not waste the FTA opportunity

Our dairy industry will have to invest heavily if it wants to milk the China free trade deal for all it is worth.

Capital spending subsidies at last

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Carbon is the mechanism that will drive substantial aid to enterprises, from schools and households to power plants, and many more.

Australia must use its brain power to get carbon efficient

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China and the US are miles ahead of us on carbon reduction strategies. We need to pick up our game using the available technologies or risk falling further behind.

A Chinese growth opportunity on the ASX

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Premiere Eastern Energy, controlled by China’s Zhan family, will list on the ASX to help fund the company’s petrol stations expansion across China. Others could soon follow.

Putin delivers another vicious blow to Australia

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The latest Russian gas deal is a huge setback for Australia's LNG industry but the Abbott government still doesn't fully understand what this means for the country.

Why member benefit models can deliver better returns

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Dairy group Murray Goulburn and the RACV motoring organisation are proof that member benefit structures can work very well, delivering both high returns and profits to owners.

The new lending boom waiting to break out

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As the banks prepare for the Murray inquiry to hand down new restrictions on capital for loans, a new boom in non-bank lending is right around the corner.

The rising tide of inequality will soon flood Australian political debate

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Forget the Tea Party, a new trend in American politics looks set to put inequality and the future of the middle class front and centre of Australia’s political contest.

Saving Australia from the commodity export rout

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Commodity production is soaring just as China begins to slow, leading to an export rout of historical proportions. The long-term risks to the Australian economy are growing.

How Hunt set Australia on the right climate path

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With government and business now on the same team, Greg Hunt’s Direct Action plan should allow Australia to play an important role in the carbon game.

Why markets are rising

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The US economy appears to be back on track and that should flow through into higher interest rates in Australia. However, we need to keep a close eye on China.

The class action risk for super funds dumping resources

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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