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Hotel Macquarie: you can check out any time you like but you can never...

It is not hard to harbour a sneaking admiration for Macquarie Bank and its relentless ingenuity in finding new ways to make money. "People are our...

Tax cuts for banks and multinationals? Great idea … not

Treasurer Scott Morrison was at it again yesterday, chanting that frayed old mantra that corporate tax cuts "grow the economy" and deliver a "boost...

Coal woes push Peabody Energy to brink

Adani and Shenhua are still pursuing their spanking new coal projects, Walter-Mitty-like, while the financial position of established coal juggernaut Peabody Energy has become...

Lawyers, travel bans and money in action over fertilizer group sale

Flamboyant Indian couple Pankaj and Radhika Oswal flew back to Australia to fight their colossal court action against the ANZ two weeks ago. No sooner...

The not-so-cool side of Twitter

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive of Twitter, was in Australia earlier this month spruiking his state-of-the-art payments technology, Square. Square sells a bit...

Net closing on corporate tax dodging

The Senate's final report into corporate tax avoidance was due today. Instead, the committee presiding over one of the most successful parliamentary investigations of...

Is coal giant funded for its mine rehab

Judgement day may arrive as early as this week for Peabody, as the US coal giant teeters at the precipice of corporate oblivion, and a month's grace...

Card giant MasterCard lowers local tax bill

The wonderful thing about investigating multinational tax avoidance is that, despite the corporate spin and obfuscation, there is a hard number that you can...

Sub-standard plan for Defence

Defence white paper shows cold war mentality After a welter of strategic press leaks, targeted with the precision of a laser-guided missile, the 2016...

Our banks are beyond the law: February 20, 2016

Rarely does the heart bleed for insurance companies, but today we confess to mustering a little compassion. It is the insurers who are shaping up...

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