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In this week's essential reading guide Bartholomeusz weighs up Bega's WCB bid; Kohler sizes up China's credit bubble; Gottliebsen stares down our retail calamity; and Burgess tackles Australia's super conundrum.

Bega leverages its strategic wedge in the WCB war
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The surge in value of Bega's stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has helped it make a higher scrip bid. If Bega wins, it may itself become a takeover target.

A market economy with Chinese characteristics
Alan Kohler
The question of whether Xi Jinping would focus on economic reform or clamping down on China’s incipient credit bubble has been answered: it’s all about reform.

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