EDITOR'S PICKS

In this week's round up, KGB TV puts Tabcorp's Elmer Funke Kupper on the grill, Kohler looks at interest rate movements, Gottliebsen welcomes Centro's new directors and Bartholomeusz queries if the NBN can work without Telstra's infrastructure.

KGB TV: Elmer Funke Kupper
Gottliebsen, Bartholomeusz
The loophole being exploited by bookmakers 'has to go', says Tabcorp's CEO, who adds that while he would consider acquisitions, he isn't interested in simply buying revenue.

Rates akimbo
Alan Kohler
The Fed's most recent statement suggests that rate hikes are not far off and the market broadly agrees. So why do many economists think that hikes are still three years away?

Centro's rebirth
Robert Gottliebsen
That Centro can attract executives of calibre owes not only to the support shown to the company by the big Australian banks, but also to the work of the retiring directors during those dark days.

Bringing Telstra into the fold
Stephen Bartholomeusz
Whoever wins the tender for the role of lead advisor on the proposed NBN must tell Rudd it will only work if the government is prepared to buy all of Telstra’s existing fixed line infrastructure.

Canberra's super rort
Tony Boyd
The decision to make federal public servants exempt from new caps on super contributions is not only inequitable, but could create an unfunded liability which grows faster than wages.

The worst is behind us
Q&A by Isabelle Oderberg
The World Bank believes the hardest part of the economic crisis has passed, despite recent downgrades to growth forecasts, says lead economist with the bank's development prospects group.

Kept in carbon limbo
Giles Parkinson
The plans and ambitions of clean energy firms and dozens of carbon abatement schemes are being kept in limbo by uncertainty around the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

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