Leadership

A foreign injection will drive China forward

If Beijing is serious about economic reform it must be willing to open up its state-owned enterprises to Western talent.

Director time limit plan dropped

Council backs away from plan to cap service of independent directors at 9 years.

Livingstone to get BCA nod

Telstra chair to replace Tony Shepherd at head of Business Council of Australia.

Govt caves on gender reporting

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Coalition plans to dilute gender reporting rules have been pulled back.

The crooked cash grab sucking the City dry

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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.

Percentage of women on Aust boards doubles

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Despite percentage doubling in four years, it remains at a low 17.6 per cent.

Australia's topsy turvy economic agenda

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When it comes to transforming industries away from old business models and into the future, the government has got its costing priorities the wrong way round.

A creative license to fix the economy

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As the mining and manufacturing industries wind down, Australia has a great opportunity to leverage the collaborative potential of its growing creative workforce across all sectors.

Fed releases transcripts of GFC crisis-era meetings

Scripts show Bernanke transforming into crisis manager.

Abbott's 'Costello moment' can transform Australia

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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.

The Great Australian Reckoning is upon us

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Decades of profligacy from both sides of politics are about to catch up with Australia. The Abbott government is walking a tightrope as the disaster mounts.

Business leaders honoured in Australia Day list

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Tim Fairfax, Andrew Liveris, John Grill, Bob Oatley, Julian Clarke awarded for services to business and community.

ACCC chief to step down: report

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Brian Cassidy to retire in May as chief executive of competition watchdog.

Westpac tops sustainability list

Global 100 list unveiled at Davos also includes ANZ, CBA, Stockland, Wesfarmers.

Stop the reviews, start the reforms

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The latest CEDA/Business Spectator Big Issues survey outlines the business community's major concerns and highlights the need for the government to start taking action.

Keating had all the fun, Abbott cops all the pain

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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.

CEO departure pay to fall: report

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Parting bonuses seen on wane due to govt reforms and internal hires.

Time to stop the budget finger-pointing

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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.

The Distillery: Murray mistrust

Scribes question David Murray’s suitability to head the government’s financial inquiry, but one argues the inquiry's scope should bring success regardless.

Today's CEOs don't know how to grow a business

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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.

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