Comment & Analysis
ADELE FERGUSON Shareholders in Leighton must have been pinching themselves over earnings guidance.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT The biggest game in town is working out why Crown is selling its 10 per cent stake in Echo.
MALCOLM MAIDEN The initial employment shock from Ford's retreat from manufacturing can be handled.
MICHAEL WEST In a stunning decision, a NSW court finds in favour of a small explorer, sending a strong message on who should hold mining and exploration leases.
ROSS GITTINS Most of those who take a political approach to the budget assume that if it's in deficit, the way you get it back to surplus is to cut government spending.
MICHAEL PASCOE Wayne, Joe and Tony have contributed to the lemmings' rush to buy high, sell low and blame "the market" for their mistakes.
MAX NEWNHAM The new electronic processing system for super transfers will now be introduced in stages.
CHRISTOPHER WEBB Punters who like piggy-backing director buying - particularly multi-director buying - have discovered that sometimes it can be costly. Very costly.
JOHN GARNAUT The covert battle over Beijing's defence policy heats up.
HAROLD MITCHELL In the famous 1975 ''Thrilla In Manilla'', Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier slugged it out in the greatest boxing match of all time.
MARCUS PADLEY If success in the sharemarket is being right 51 per cent of the time, then you don't need much of an edge to succeed.
ERIC JOHNSTON Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank were among the biggest beneficiaries of a tax deduction linked to offshore banking units last year, as Canberra is looking to clamp down on the structure.
At 70, veteran Leighton director Bob Humphris probably stopped harbouring ambitions of ever chairing the board of the $6 billion contractor.
ASX commanders fire their warning shots at the sharemarket's corporate cling-ons.