Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
The recent university funding cuts highlights the need for universities to redefine themselves as a competitive business. Tackling this structural shift will require innovative thinking and innovative technology.
Mario Draghi's capacity to protect the euro will hinge on a ruling by Germany's constitutional court in October. Early signs suggest the court is willing to make tough decisions to protect German finances.
The EU's policy recommendations for each country reads like a compendium of what's wrong with Europe. Add a monumental outburst of truth from one regulator and you've got a clear list of problems with no solutions.