In this week's essential reading guide the prime minister gets a KGB grilling on China, Kohler sees the upside of Australia's ratings threat, Bartholomeusz mulls the Tiger takeover and Gottliebsen calculates Labor's contractor carnage.

KGB Interview: Prime Minister Julia Gillard 
Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen & Stephen Bartholomeusz
The prime minister says Australian restrictions on Chinese state-owned investment were not the only stumbling block to a free trade agreement, while China holds strong opportunities for Australian public policy exports.

Hooray, we might lose the AAA 
Alan Kohler
A lower credit rating would at least get the dollar down as Canberra struggles with growing deficits. Too bad the budget’s in a sorry shape regardless.



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