An interview with Carmel Arthur

August 31st, 2016 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

“It doesn’t necessarily matter what the circumstances are, it’s the learnings that you get”, Carmel Arthur On Sunday 16th August 1998, Carmel Arthur’s life changed forever. Nursing her seven week old baby boy while on maternity leave from her projector manager role in the construction industry. Arthur’s husband, Senior Constable Rodney Miller was murdered, along with … Continue reading “An interview with Carmel Arthur”

Global dairy prices stop curdling

August 31st, 2016 Charts

It has been a tough time for dairy farmers, with the halving of global prices over the past three years. It wasn’t supposed to be like that, but it was, thanks to a global milk glut. Finally pries seem to have turned around and started rising; let’s hope it’s not a false dawn as happened … Continue reading “Global dairy prices stop curdling”

Dwellings under construction

August 30th, 2016 Charts

And if you think the boom in apartment approvals is just approvals, and they’re not getting built – think again.

Enough already?

August 30th, 2016 Charts

Apartment approvals The number of dwelling approvals surged in July, no doubt driven by the May rate cut and in general the super low interest rate environment. The lift in activity was driven by the lumpy apartment approvals which surged by over 23 per cent in just July alone. At some point, there’ll be enough … Continue reading “Enough already?”

Government is consuming not investing

August 30th, 2016 Charts

Federal Government spending, as % of GDP Once the GFC-inspired projects were finished around 2011, the Government basically stopped investing in infrastructure and spending skewed overwhelmingly towards consumption – salaries and welfare transfers. So what’s been going on over the past few years, and especially under the Coalition Government, is borrowing to consume. Not ideal.

McAleese share price

August 29th, 2016 Charts

McAleese Ltd, the trucking company, finally gave up the ghost today and entered voluntary administration, insolvent. The company floated in 2013 at $1.47 a share and before going bust today, traded at 2.5c. The company simply never recovered from the fatal crash involving its subsidiary Cootes Transport soon after it listed and the grounding of … Continue reading “McAleese share price”

In the Jackson Hole

August 29th, 2016 Charts

Australian dollar over the past three days It was uncertain at first but the market has now concluded that Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole central bank symposium means US interest rates will go up again this year, so the US dollar has gone, sending the Aussie down to US75.5c. But traders can’t be … Continue reading “In the Jackson Hole”

The Expectations Game

August 29th, 2016 Charts Source: Credit Suisse

Talking Finance

August 27th, 2016 Podcasts

Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas Airlines kicks off another reporting special on Talking Finance. I’m also speaking with Mark Fitzgibbon of NIB Holdings as well as Sue Channon from Virtus Health to see how their companies fared. And in this week’s finance 101 Michael Panaccio, Investment Principal of Starfish Ventures, explains how venture capital works. … Continue reading “Talking Finance”

The Spotlight – Gold

August 27th, 2016 Podcasts

Gold is in The Spotlight this week. I speak with Barry Dawes, Executive Chairman of investment firm Martin Place Securities. Barry is one of Australia’s best gold bulls and speaks about the precious metal as both a commodity and currency. Become a TCI Community Member Now Stay up to date and make better informed decisions.Get access to … Continue reading “The Spotlight – Gold”




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