Stephen Bartholomeusz

Can Mick Davis build another Xstrata?

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The former Xstrata boss, now CEO of X2 Resources, has built up a $US5.6bn cash pile -- and he’s looking to buy.

Fortescue’s debt move is an iron-clad insurance policy

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The miner is ensuring its balance sheet is best positioned to handle medium-term ore price volatility.

Woolies must pull a rabbit from its supermarkets bag

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The retailer's CEO, Grant O'Brien, is under pressure to quickly boost the group's food and liquor returns.

It's perfect conditions for Macquarie's aircraft show

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The investment bank has invested in airlines for decades, and its latest $US4bn foray takes advantage of a great buying environment.

A Rio merger is an uphill battle for Glencore

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The mining and commodities trader's latest earnings result is respectable, but it has weakened its hand to merge with Rio Tinto.

US production moves could fuel oil prices

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The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US is on the decline, and that could lead to a supply shortfall further down the track.

Why Myer's transformation requires an extreme makeover

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The retailer's new CEO and deputy will need to tweak all facets of the company's operations, and significantly ramp up online sales.

Can Umbers clean up Myer's mess?

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Bernie Brookes has fought a losing battle since Myer's reflotation, with top-line growth proving elusive for the retailer. His replacement will have to get creative if he is to be more successful.

The make-or-break challenges inside Woolworths

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The retail giant is struggling to hold onto the competitive edge of its supermarket business, and its foray into hardware remains a DIY disaster story.

Treasury Wine uncorks a premium growth strategy

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The winemaker’s program to refocus on the premium end of the market, aided by a lower Australian dollar and its cost reduction drive, should deliver better results.

Looking beyond NBN Co's spiralling losses

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NBN Co's increasing losses might appear an alarming trend, but as the rollout gathers pace and the multi-technology components start to kick in, the costs per premise should fall.

How Joyce put Qantas back in the black

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After enduring a traumatic capacity war and hostile market conditions, Qantas has staged a remarkable turnaround thanks to Alan Joyce's brutal transformation program.

The signs of success in Westfield's restructure

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The Lowy family's controversial decision to split the empire into two separate entities has been vindicated.

BHP's race against the changing commodities tide

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BHP’s steely-eyed focus on productivity and capital efficiency has sheltered the group from the full impact of the commodity price crunch.

NBN Co brings its rollout up to speed

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By committing to a significant upgrade of its HFC networks, NBN Co has moved a step closer to achieving Turnbull's vision of a multi-technology national broadband network.

Australia Post is drowning in red ink

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Faced with a torrent of losses from its regulated mail services, it's clear Australia Post faces a crisis without government intervention.

Bartholomeusz's view on Virgin

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Stephen Bartholomeusz explains why he's interested in Virgin's stance on the now-concluded capacity war with Qantas.

Medibank’s slump is symptomatic of a tough market

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The health insurance company may have to cut its costs to the bone to combat customer churn and low investment returns.

Santos sees future benefits in the LNG pipeline

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As oil prices continue to slide, there have been gloomy predictions about the economics of LNG projects. But Santos' David Knox has a reason to be optimistic.

Thodey’s successor just needs to hold the transformation line

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The legacy of David Thodey in rebuilding Telstra and restoring value leaves incoming CEO Andy Penn with a template for continued growth.

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