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).
Australia is fast becoming the country that bought the world. Holden's demise is a reminder that earning export income requires making a product that people want to buy – especially if we want to satisfy our growing taste for imports.
In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler braces for the NBN's D-day, Gottliebsen analyses General Motors' Australian exit, Bartholomeusz surveys the NBN wreckage and Burgess senses Abbott's political nightmare.