Guess which road in Australia is shaping up to cost $1 billion per kilometre to build? Read on. The most spectacular sharemarket float of the modern era is indubitably BrisConnections. This one really went through the roof, if...Read More
by Michael West | Nov 9, 2012
Wesfarmers’ chief Richard Goyder fronts shareholders at the annual meeting today, asking for a large grant of shares under a new incentive structure. Shareholders are being asked to provide a reward which they, themselves, did...Read More
by Michael West | Nov 29, 2011
BlueScope Steel shareholders have been skewered horribly by their management and board. As gun-shy as they must be though, thanks to the latest sneaky $600 million life-or-death share raising, they risk being dudded again if...Read More
by Michael West | Nov 15, 2011
It was no small irony that the German company Hochtief – incidentally the controlling shareholder in Leighton Holdings – said last night that “persistent massive toll dodging” by Greek motorists might force it to...Read More
by Michael West | Sep 16, 2009
THE break up of Telstra may prove a boon to consumers but has incensed shareholders who had no inkling when they acquired shares in the privatisation that their investment would be split. The sharemarket pronounced its early...Read More
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New Michael West Podcast
Created by PodcastOne, this 3 part series looks into how Australia has gone from one of the cheapest countries in the world for energy to one of the most expensive, and reveals just what has happened with our gas and electricity supply and why we are on the verge of an energy crisis.