Lessons for Australia in Russia's pain
Russia is staring economic disaster in the face as it scrambles to halt the collapse of the rouble, while back at home the Reserve Bank is insisting the dollar needs to drop. Be careful what you wish for.
Why Woodside's big bet could pay off
Woodside's acquisition of Apache's oil and gas assets will bridge the gap in its growth profile, but will disappoint those investors hoping for more capital management initiatives.
Australia is drifting into an economic storm
A Treasurer out of his depth, a weakening economy, and global instability all point to difficult times ahead for business and expose the lack of direction in Canberra.
A surplus of rhetoric but a deficit of sense
As a surplus looks ever more unlikely, it's time the Coalition realised that running a modest deficit is a perfectly reasonable approach to spending.