In your essential weekly briefing, Kohler covers off on Asciano's horror week, Gottliebsen looks at the legacy of Charles Goode and Bartholomeusz examines China's $855 billion stimulus package.

The war on debt
Alan Kohler
Asciano's horror week contains a grim warning for all company directors. Even the faintest suggestion that a company is short of cash could be fatal.

Too Goode by half
Robert Gottliebsen
One of Australia's best chairmen has chosen now to step down. You can say what you like about Charles Goode, but he has a sixth sense about picking the right time to introduce new blood.

China's great leap sideways
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The Chinese government has unveiled a stimulus package of massive proportions in an attempt to defend a minimum level of growth. A failure to galvanise the economy could be disastrous, both at home and abroad.

Key change
Giles Parkinson
John Key brings some unusual qualities to his new role as prime minister of New Zealand – not least his unflinching support for speculative traders.

The iPhone benchmark
Tony Boyd
The Apple iPhone's user interface puts it 'on another planet', according to one industry analyst, leaving its competitors looking like they're lost in space.

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