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This week's episode is (almost) all about retail, with The Australian's Eli Greenblat filling in for Alan Kohler. He and James run through Amazon, Myer, Harvey Norman and much more as they answer a healthy crop of reader questions.

Hello, I’m James Kirby, Wealth Editor at The Australian.

And I’m Eli Greenblat, Senior Business Reporter for The Australian, and we are The Money Café.

And we are The Money Café.  We are The Money Café this week folks, Alan Kohler is unfortunately not able to be with us this week, he’ll be back with us very soon.  But, I’m very fortunate on The Money Café this time around to get back a guest we had last year when Alan was on holidays.  Eli Greenblat is a retail reporter and journalist on The Australian.  When we had him on last year he was one of the more popular of the guests that we had during the year, and he covers this fabulous area of retail which runs from groceries to Amazon to clothing.  It’s a marvellous area and we have lots of questions on the area this week.  But, before we get to the questions what we’re hoping to run across for you obviously the big story of the week is this tariff attempt, I suppose, to reintroduce tariffs.  The question is how many of them and in what sort of fashion in the US, some issues on the ASX, the return, if you don’t mind, barely weeks after we thought they were gone of interest only loans and of course all sorts of issues on retailing.  Eli, I know you are nominally the new retail reporter but I also see you on Twitter commenting on a multitude of subjects.  I don’t know if you commented on the tariffs but were you surprised that it actually happened?

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