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The New Criterion

The takeover activity at the top end of town is permeating down to the small to mid-sized sector, raising the perennial question of who might be next to garner interest from cashed-up or merely opportunistic acquirers. With dollars to spare,…

Kavanagh

With the Coalition returned to Government in last month’s election, commentators are taking a closer look at the First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme, which was launched late in the election campaign. The policy has few supporters. Scheduled to start next…

The New Criterion

In space, no one can hear you scream – except for the residual howls of pain from investors in former ASX-listed market darling NewSat, which went broke in mid 2015 after its $600 million-plus plans to launch a telecommunications satellite…

Kavanagh

Two questions people spend a lot of time thinking about as they approach retirement are how much they will need to live on in retirement and how much they will need in their super fund to generate that income. These…

The New Criterion

Waiting for the depressed uranium market to turn is like waiting for a tardy train that metro control assures us has only been slightly delayed because of “lack of qualified operating staff” or “leaves on the track”. Given the number…

Kavanagh

In this week’s issue of The Rub we are launching a reader survey, the first one we have done for this publication. We celebrated our second anniversary earlier this month and we thought it was time to get some feedback.…

The New Criterion

Buddy Technologies (BUD) 5.4c For a company that competes head-on with Dutch multinational Philips and its Philips Hue bulb, home-grown smart globe maker Lifi Labs (LIFX) has hidden its light under a bushel over its short seven-year life. Now owned…

Kavanagh

The move by the banking regulator last week to withdraw the requirement that lenders apply a 7.25 per cent floor rate when assessing a loan applicant’s mortgage serviceability has been welcomed by some commentators as a change that will allow…

The New Criterion

Integrated Green Energy Solutions (IGE) 21c With both China and India closing their borders to plastic waste imports, the pressure to address the problem elsewhere has increased by several notches. In short, both western and developing countries are drowning in…

Kavanagh

Investors won’t have to worry about changing their investment strategies, with the return of the Coalition to Government. They biggest change they can look forward to is a restructure of personal income tax, and that is a few years away.…