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Australian Bankers Association examines pitches for tax campaign

28 May 2017 | AFR

As a parliamentary inquiry into life insurance continues to hear shocking misconduct revelations and NAB became embroiled in a new scandal at the weekend, the banks' mouthpiece, the Australian Bankers' Association, has been interviewing agencies as they consider a new campaign.


Fairfax Media receives competing bid from Hellman & Friedman

17 May 2017 | AFR

Fairfax Media has received a competing bid from global private equity firm Hellman & Friedman valuing the publisher at up to $2.87 billion.

From global private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, the bid is for a range of $1.225 to $1.25 per share, compared with the TPG consortium proposal of $1.20.





Mining company BHP drops Billiton from name in $10m ad campaign

15 May 2017 | Guardian Australia

BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner is rebranding, changing its name back to just BHP from this week.

The company is rolling out a $10m advertising campaign that includes television ads and a new slogan, “Think Big”, to facilitate the change.


Fairfax boss Greg Hywood was paid as much as $7.2m in 2016

10 May 2017 | The Guardian

The Fairfax Media chief executive, Greg Hywood, was paid as much as $7.2m in 2016 – substantially more than the $2.74m reported by the company in its last executive pay rundown.


Fairfax Media confirms private equity bid for flagship titles

07 May 2017 | Guardian Australia

Fairfax Media has confirmed private equity company TPG Capital has made an unsolicited approach to buy its three key metro newspapers and online real estate arm Domain.

The US-based firm has put forward a proposal to buy the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Australian Financial Review, along with Domain, in a deal estimated to be worth about $2.5bn.


Fairfax's decline, a 25 per cent cut to editorial staff

03 May 2017 | ABC

The company had around 1,000 editorial staff in 2011. After the latest round of redundancies announced on Wednesday, which will cut 125 jobs, roughly only 375 editorial staff will remain.


Franchise: be your own boss but know the terms

11 February 2017 | AFR

Franchising is making a big comeback for Australians seeking new careers, returning to the workforce or simply discovering a chance to do something different in jobs ranging from making cheese cakes to managing construction sites.


Central banks are 'terrified'

19 November 2014 |

FearA fund manager argues that central banks still do not have the answers, but they are pouring capital into the markets in an attempt to kick start anaemic economies


Will Australian banks have to reduce their dividends?

26 October 2014 |

CapitalThe Financial Services inquiry is expected to ask the Big Four banks to retain more capital. It may put pressure on dividends.


The fault line under the stock market

23 September 2014 |

Fault lineA report says that about a third of Australia's listed companies are close to the edge. It is a sober reminder to SMSF investors who put their savings into the shares.


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