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Kohler and Gottliebsen run an eye over repeal day while Bartholomeusz finds that while Myer and DJs are pursuing similar strategies they are growing further apart.

Financial advisers don’t want commissions, by Alan Kohler

With Repeal Day finally in sight, the banks are set to record a huge victory by getting the most critical element of FoFA rolled back so they can once again use financial planners like mortgage brokers.

Has Sinodinos just delivered a super reprieve?, by Robert Gottliebsen

Arthur Sinodinos standing down from the frontbench has huge implications for Treasury's push for changes on superannuation.

Stronger DJs holds a store of value, by Stephen Bartholomeusz

The solid result from David Jones marks a turnaround from six months ago, but an unwavering onslaught from online competitors underscores the synergies that Myer’s pitch will target.

Throwing cold water on Myer’s ‘merger of equals’, by Stephen Bartholomeusz

Myer's less than impressive results show why it is seeking a merger as a solution to its structural problems. Unfortunately for CEO Bernie Brookes, David Jones' Paul Zahra is yet to warm to the idea.

A cost-of-living crisis? Tell 'em they're dreaming, by Callam Pickering

Many politicians have led Australians to believe that cost-of-living pressures are a big economic concern, but new research from the Reserve Bank suggests our views may be skewed.

How China’s Keynesian experiment paid off, by Peter Cai

In the aftermath of the GFC, Beijing and Washington both unveiled large stimulus packages - the results of which could not have be more different. Why was China's package so much more effective?

How Bouris will take on the big four, by Robert Gottliebsen

The mortgage manager and television host has rearranged Yellow Brick Road to build a suite of products that will challenge the major banks.

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Dwelling costs are about to be slashed, by Robert Gottliebsen

The Coalition's proposed legislation to improve construction efficiency will deal a huge blow to union power, but the community is set to reap substantial benefits.

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The entitlement of card-carrying boomers, by Michael Gawenda

There's little evidence Joe Hockey's 'end of entitlement' mantra applies to the boomer generation. In a sense, health card privileges reveal the confusion and timidity of that debate.

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