Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced economists. 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).
Once-trusted London banks are now used as vehicles for fattening the wallets of employees. Corruption has sunk its claws into bankers, and ruthless management from the Bank of England is needed to restore trust.
The construction and food industries are undergoing a revolution in labour practices for their survival. If the government wants to keep power it will ensure Toyota does the same – but stays in Australia.
Tony Abbott hasn’t inherited the kind of economic fortune that will see new job sectors emerge quickly in place of old. His ‘five pillars’ appear too weak to hold up the economy’s structural transition.
Maurice Newman's attack on Labor for 'reckless spending' is a flimsy argument that lacks context. And the government must look past simplistic debates about high wages if it's to improve competitiveness.
Veteran business leaders like Harry Triguboff and Dick Dusseldorp knew the inherent value in fostering relationships with suppliers, contractors and staff. Today’s managers shop around for the best deal at the expense of long-term growth.