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.

Abbott needs to get his house in order

Tony Abbott was a very effective opposition leader but, if he wants to rank alongside the likes of Hawke and Howard, he needs to clean house.

Australia is drifting into an economic storm

A Treasurer out of his depth, a weakening economy, and global instability all point to difficult times ahead for business and expose the lack of direction in Canberra.

Hockey must revive Andrew Robb’s vision

The Coalition has shelved Andrew Robb’s plan for economic prosperity, but it must be revived to get Australia back on track. Here’s nine steps that should be taken.

Why Australia needs Chinese property investors

The Chinese will become even bigger players in our property market, and Leighton's sale of John Holland to China Communications Construction Co is just the beginning.

What Hockey can learn from Medibank

The government needs a lesson in how technology can drive down costs. The Treasurer and his Health Minister would do well to look closely at what George Savvides is doing.

Brace for the knock-on effects of the oil price slide

The low oil price, coupled with Australia’s LNG gas disaster, will have wide-ranging repercussions and potentially see some companies go broke.

Why the East West Link is not dead yet

There is still a chance the East West Link will proceed because of the incredible mess the new government has inherited, and it will cost Victoria at least $1bn.

Eight ways Murray could transform Australia

The Murray inquiry has thrown down the gauntlet for changes in key areas that impact all Australians. Now, it's up to the government and the Opposition to make things happen.

Why Sydney won't mirror Melbourne's apartment glut

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The apartment markets in Australia's two largest cities have diverged and it looks as if Melbourne prices could be headed for a fall following a flood of investment.

How the public service conned Hockey

Joe Hockey has become a puppet for parts of the public service that have lost touch with the nation. He needs to wake up and take charge.

The social network cashing in on emerging markets

Facebook has been a roaring success in developed countries, but a new social media platform is about to take developing countries by storm.

Trouble is brewing in the bond market

A dramatic fall in bond rates and equity values and decline in commodity prices are signs of more tumultuous things to come for the Australian economy.

Why Australians are turning their backs on the banks

Institutions that fail to deliver on their promises -- either in politics or in the financial sector -- are being shown the door by fed-up Australians.

The commodity slump is just the start of Australia's rude awakening

Persistent declines in commodity prices will see a global reversal of fortunes, and the consequences for Australia will be profound and far-reaching.

How Abbott became political poison in Victoria

Denis Napthine may have fixed Victoria's balance sheet, but he is likely to pay the price at the state election for Tony Abbott's broken election promises.

China’s short lesson is sending a powerful message

Stock shorters were caught short in resources shares when China cut its rates, and there could be more good news to come.

It’s do or die for Australian manufacturing

Our manufacturers have a second chance to succeed, but to stay afloat they will need to totally reinvent the wheel.

Australia’s power infrastructure debacle

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

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

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.