A new era for Business Spectator

A little more than six years after its launch, Business Spectator is entering an exciting new stage.

I'm writing to let you know that from next week, a little more than six years after we launched, Business Spectator starts a new era.

It will be a time of growth and opportunity and we're really excited about it, but we'll no longer be entirely free - just mostly free, so you'll need to subscribe to access premium content.

Moving to a subscription service will allow us to not only continue to provide the high quality business news and insights you've come to expect, but also to give you access to the best of the global News Corporation network - including The Australian and content from The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

More importantly it will allow us to invest in Business Spectator in a way we've never been able to before now. In the coming months we'll be launching a new home page, compelling new video content, enhanced markets data, improved newsletters and a range of new subscriber features.

A subscription to Business Spectator will give you unlimited access to the KGB (me, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz) and our DataRoom M&A service, plus unlimited access to The Australian's website and edition-based iPad application, including all of its great columnists like Paul Kelly, John Durie and Peter van Onselen, as well as exclusive content from The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, all for the same price, with one single login.

I think it's a compellingly valuable package, and I really hope you give it a try.

Next week, you'll receive an email with an exclusive introductory offer. If you're interested in arranging for a special corporate rate, please email us at corporatesubs@businessspectator.com.au.

Whatever you decide to do, you'll keep getting your Business Spectator email newsletters and continue to have free access to the rest of Business Spectator's great real-time news and commentary, including China Spectator, Technology Spectator, Climate Spectator and Family Business.

Thanks for your support over the years and I really hope you join us on the next part of our journey. I'm sure you'll find it rewarding.


Alan Kohler



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