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).
As the financial system inquiry progresses, it's clear the regulator has some concerns that the sophisticated and nuanced regime it oversees might soon be overlaid with some new and quite rigid domestic rules.
In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses our addiction to dividends, Bartholomeusz reflects on Qantas' massive loss, and Gottliebsen talks about how CEOs can learn from a new young player.
Small and medium-sized businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to gain financial support in China and can be crippled by high interest rates while larger, state-owned companies are enjoying an easier ride.