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In this week's reading guide, Kohler analyses Abbott's austerity agenda, Gottliebsen looks at Greece's finance minister and Bartholomeusz appraises the Saudis' oil price tactics.

Abbott is headed for a Greek tragedy
Alan Kohler
The Prime Minister should heed the lesson of the Greek election and realise that if his government pursues an austerity agenda it will probably be voted out of office.

The Saudis’ battle with US shale is far from over
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The Saudis believe their tactics have resulted in some stability for the oil price, but there are question marks over how effective their strategy will be in the long run.

Greece’s finance minister could get Europe moving again
Robert Gottliebsen
Yanis Varoufakis has a clear plan that could benefit both his country and Europe.

Is China bidding farewell to ‘GDPism’?
Peter Cai
China's unhealthy national obsession with GDP growth is undergoing some subtle but profound changes.

The euro crisis has become a game of chicken
Oliver Marc Hartwich
The German Chancellor and the newly elected Greek Prime Minister are locked in a high-stakes game of chicken. Who will blink first?

How Fortescue became a victim of its own success
Stephen Bartholomeusz
Over the past six years, Fortescue dramatically reduced its debts and transformed into a major seaborne player, but two developments have put it under considerable pressure.

Apple rules the roost with a rampant iPhone 6
Supratim Adhikari
Apple has posted the biggest quarterly earnings of any company ever. But is it just a one-time sugar rush for the tech giant?

The death of the book has been greatly exaggerated
Victoria Thieberger
Against all expectations, the printed book looks set to dominate total book sales in 2015.

Queensland Labor talks bold, promises little on renewable energy
Tristan Edis
Labor has released a policy statement boldly titled, A Solar Future. It needs to carry the accompanying line - 'how we'll study it but not implement it'.

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The turnaround story that should be a model for Australian business
Robert Gottliebsen
Three years after it was set for the scrap heap, Australia's frozen vegetable processing industry has been revived. And it's all thanks to good management.

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A bearish outlook for the Aussie dollar
Matt Richardson
Central bank movements and the China slowdown saw the Australian dollar tumble to six-year lows -- and there's further depreciation to come.

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