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In this week's reading guide, Kohler warns against fighting deflation, Bartholomeusz sizes up Glencore's tilt for Rio and Gottliebsen rings the alarm for manufacturers.

Innovation is causing deflation. Don’t fight it
Alan Kohler
Three great deflationary forces are ripping into prices. The question is, are they benign or dangerous?

Why Rio won't be tempted by a Glencore merger
Stephen Bartholomeusz
A renewed tilt by Glencore at Rio Tinto would create the world's largest resource group, but there are plenty of reasons why Rio would reject the proposal.

It’s do or die for Australian manufacturing
Robert Gottliebsen
Our manufacturers have a second chance to succeed, but to stay afloat they will need to totally reinvent the wheel.

The keys to ensuring Australia’s economic future
Callam Pickering
Australians are slowly beginning to realise that the salad days of the mining boom are over, but what comes next?

The commodity slump is just the start of Australia's rude awakening
Robert Gottliebsen
Persistent declines in commodity prices will see a global reversal of fortunes, and the consequences for Australia will be profound and far-reaching.
What’s motivating China to join the global climate change fight?
Peter Cai
China’s decision to peak emissions is not about caving in to international pressure, it’s about forcing structural change at home.

The case for tightening our foreign investment framework
Callam Pickering
Recommendations to strengthen the enforcement of rules around foreign investment in property are economically sensible, although some suggestions may prove controversial.

Fund managers should face up to their own Medibank mistakes
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The institutions who bid to be in the Medibank float made their bed, and now they must lie in it.
The 'foreign forces' China fears the most
Antony Dapiran
The role of 'foreign forces' in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests has Beijing deeply worried. But it's not the US or other foreign nations they're most concerned about -- their real target is much closer to home.        

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Lambie clueless, but does it matter?
By Tristan Edis
Jacqui Lambie announced today she would help the government cut the RET and the CEFC. Her reasons illustrate profound ignorance which insiders say is a product of a puppet master inside her office opposed to wind power. But it matters little.

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New lies put Gillard’s sin in perspective
Rob Burgess
Many castigated Julia Gillard for her 'carbon tax lie' despite the policy's complex history, but it will be much harder to forgive the Coalition for its litany of broken promises.

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Taxpayers shortchanged by Medibank IPO
Alan Kohler & Eric George
Australian taxpayers have been sold a poor deal in the Medibank IPO.

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