EDITORS' PICKS

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler explains why Stern Hu's future looks bleak, Gottliebsen examines China's resurgence and Bartholomeusz looks at the fight for Foxtel.

KGB TV: Ziggy Switkowski
Kohler & Bartholomeusz
Telstra's last few years have been flavoured by the ineptness of the regulatory and legal strategy of the company, but structural separation may lead to a better outlook, says its former CEO.

The man who knew too much
Alan Kohler
There's no good news for Stern Hu. Money is still pouring into China, businesses are still lining up to do business with his captors and the prisoner’s Prime Minister is ineffectively cajoling behind the scenes.

China's financial tug-of-war
Robert Gottliebsen
China now has the world's largest banks and is underwriting the return to global growth – key reasons it is boldly seeking to put itself on a more equal footing with the US.

The fight for Foxtel
Stephen Bartholomeusz
Kerry Stokes' stake in Consolidated Media looks to be nearing the 20 per cent takeover threshold. Combine that with his interest in Telstra and you've got a classic pincer move on Foxtel.

Reinventing super
Isabelle Oderberg
The first longevity swap by a UK pension fund may provide a model for the third pillar required to overhaul Australian superannuation. 

Monumental progress
Giles Parkinson
World political inaction on climate change, slammed yesterday as a 'monumental failing', is at least being partly mitigated by visionary projects in the private sector.

Why we missed Opes Prime
John McFarlane
Former ANZ chief John McFarlane reveals exclusively to Business Spectator why his legacy at the bank has been misunderstood and misrepresented.

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