Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses the impact of the digital revolution, Bartholomeusz delves into the details of BHP's demerger, and Gottliebsen talks to the one minister who has a vision for Australia.
Capital expenditure figures for the June quarter will be closely watched, while profit-reporting season moves into the home straight, with earnings expected from Bluescope Steel, Lend Lease and Qantas.
Anaemic growth rates in the eurozone are having a deleterious effect on debt levels, making it near impossible for countries to turn their finances around. There is a solution, but it's a politically messy one.