Telstra doubles its Asian reach

With the $850 million acquisition of Pacnet, Telstra's Asian ambitions are progressing at a fast clip. In this video Stephen Bartholomeusz explains why it's a much better strategy than becoming a domestic, dividend-focussed company.

IAG says NZ quake cost rising

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Revised figures project a final claim cost of up to $930.97m.

Telstra rings in the next phase of its Asian strategy

Telstra's acquisition of telco Pacnet will lead it a step closer to realising its Asian ambitions, while also fuelling future growth.

Treasury Wine to continue to fight legal action

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New action filed against Treasury Wine by Melbourne City Investments.

Bringing politics to the boardroom

Australia's corporate leaders have a lot to learn from politicians, who must deal with a greater number of issues and stakeholders.

Energy politics will continue to spark in 2015

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Privatisation and major decisions about long-term policy settings are on the agenda as various players stake their claims in Australia’s shifting energy market.

What the New Year holds for Bitcoin

2014 was a bad year for Bitcoin and 2015 is unlikely to be much better.

The forgotten lever in Australia’s competitiveness agenda

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Real innovation won't happen unless business leaders are willing to tackle Australia's risk-averse corporate culture.

Online sales take a tumble in November

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Sales growth eases to its slowest pace on record.

NZ shares rise led by NZ Oil & Gas

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NZ Oil and Gas share price climbs after acquiring a stake in ASX-listed Cue Energy.

A sound decision

WATCH: The merger of Fairfax and Macquarie radio networks will create a talk radio powerhouse, says Business Spectator's Stephen Bartholomeusz.

Transfield puts its credibility on the line

Transfield's rejection of Ferrovial's bid highlights its confidence, but the disparity between its share price and the Spanish group's offer will put it under pressure to perform.

IKEA's incredible shrinking tax payments

Mysterious $100m payments reduced furniture giant's taxable income by one-third.

US clears land-swap for Rio-BHP copper mine project

Deal will allow miners to capitalise on strong future demand for copper.

Kathmandu shares plunge on profit warning

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Outdoor adventure retailer said slow Christmas sales would hurt profits.

Money talks in the Fairfax-Macquarie radio merger

The merger of Fairfax and Macquarie's radio networks has compelling commercial logic, and ought to generate considerable cost and revenue synergies.

Ferrovial abandons $1bn Transfield bid

Transfield says Ferrovial's offer of $2 per share undervalues the company.

Fairfax, Macquarie to merge radio stations

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Merger will unite top-rating radio talk stations 2GB and 3AW, subject to ACMA and ACCC approval.

Coles to pay $11.25m in fines, costs

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Court agrees to Coles' settlement with ACCC, with additional costs slated to refund suppliers.

The year in KGB: CEO edition

Some of Australia's most influential leaders across the retail, mining, finance, food and beverage, and insurance industries shared their insights with the KGB.