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If you missed any of the big issues this week we've got you covered with our round-up including Kohler on Lehman Brothers, Bartholomeusz on coal seam gas and Gottliebsen on the bail-out of Fannie and Freddie.

Lehman on death-watch
Alan Kohler
The US Treasury and Federal Reserve may have lost their enthusiasm for bail-outs, but the damage a Lehman's collapse could cause may yet save the floundering bank.

Fannie and Frannie quasi-rescue
Robert Gottliebsen
Despite being enthusiastically welcomed, the partial rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac presents a long-term danger and may turn out to be the worst of all worlds.

A huge bet on coal seam gas
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The market is finding it difficult to believe Grant Samuel's astonishing valuation of Origin Energy, though to some of the world's largest energy players it's just common sense.

Mike Smith plays it cool
Tony Boyd
The big clean out of ANZ's middle management ranks has begun without the kind of song and dance we've come to expect from such a substantial change in strategy.

Not so slow boat to China
Q&A by Isabelle Oderberg
Austrade's chief economist Tim Harcourt describes how China has changed since his first visit in 2003 and predicts what the growth powerhouse might see in the next six months.

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