The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler

The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler


James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the biggest news in business, finance, and economics, and what it means for investors. Presented in partnership with The Constant Investor.


Energy crisis - picking the winners from a debacle. What to do when a director starts trading shares in their own company. The secrets the rich want to keep hidden...from miners.  

This week, Alan and James go long on Australia's resources sector that's looking like more and more of a debacle as the year goes along. Also covered: the latest GDP data, an attempted crackdown on strident charities, the latest in the CBA class action, and fresh signs of a super market price war.

How shareholders will be suing themselves at CBA. Which woman will take the top job at Qantas? The city escaping the property slowdown.  

Is it possible for shareholders to sue their own company and come out ahead? James Kirby and Alan Kohler puzzle out this and other conundrums like Qantas' outlook, the prospect of further growth in Australia's housing market, and the dismal state of the men's cricket team in this week's episode of The Money Cafe.

Should Grant King stand down at Business Council of Australia ?   BHP's hopeless dividend ploy.  Why Australian ETFs are looking like a very bad bet .  

James Kirby and Alan Kohler pull apart a big week of earnings in Australian business, taking a close look at BHP's dividend play as well as board moves at the Big Australian. The pair also take a look at whether ETFs are such a good bet. 

Trump’s corporate friends are jumping out of Airforce One. Remembering the horror of the GFC. Why Dominos CEO over promised and under delivered.  

Alan Kohler and James Kirby remember the horror of the global financial crisis 10 years on and discuss the recovery of the market since 2007.  The reunited pair talk about trouble at CBA and if it's cost their position as kingpin. 

Why CBA's Ian Narev will survive. The biggest bill looming for CBA.  Rio's robots ready to roll.  

James Kirby chats with The Australian's business columnist John Durie on why Ian Narev will survive at CBA . In Alan Kohler's absence they talk about ASIC's dislike for the banks and the outlook ahead for corporate Australia. 

Tesla test drive. Bitcoin Cash could leave Bitcoin behind. Uber for jets - why you'll never fly economy again.  

Alan Kohler and David Swan discuss Tesla's range on a road trip to Sydney and disrupts traditional insurers, but their big data could be an even more exciting proposition.

Media hysteria over reserve bank hints. Waiting for a property market correction. Could dogs guard retail landlords from online raiders?  

Property reporter Elizabeth Redman steps into the Money Cafe for an extensive chat on the state of Australia's housing market, while Alan provides a poetic tribute to the absent James Kirby, and some thoughts on inflation and monetary policy. 

Myer's reeling before Amazon can even land a punch. How boring do you have to be to be a reserve banker?  

Stephen Bartholomeusz joins the Money Cafe for a deep discussion of retail, resources and much more.

Is the formula broken for milk stocks?  The wackiest thing you'll hear this year on renewables.  Why family trusts could fill the super gap.  

This week on the Money Cafe agenda: could a massive boost in ETF activity lift volatily? No end in sight for turmoil over infant formula. The real reason Elon's bringing the world's biggest battery to South Australia. Why Craig Kelly got it wrong on renewables.

The ATO gives up on Google and hunts mum and dad instead. Fairfax bidders flee. Will your next house be built by a robo-bricklayer?  

Fairfax suitors are walking away, the RBA is sitting pat, and our retirees should be screaming over the latest changes to Australia's retirement system.

Did your pension fund miss the market bounce this year? How the Dick Smith mob hit the rocks at Slater and Gordon. Has Australia Post's first female CEO been short changed?  

When fund managers aren't crowing after a solid year on markets, should we start to worry that they've missed an opportunity? Also: making sense of Alex Malley's crash to earth, Christine Holgate's pay, the scandalous state of Australia's retirement community, and what could be next for beleaguered law firm Slater & Gordon.

Super changes - what you absolutely must know. Coke's expensive sugar habit. Is there hope amid the retail recession?  

Retail writer Eli Greenblat sits in this week for a discussion of the state of the retail sector, who will be hit hardest by Amazon's expansion, and what Australians need to know before the superannuation reforms come in on July 1.

Superannuation gets its first new idea in decades. Property owners put on notice. Can anyone make money from UBER ?  

Fallen figures and falling house prices feature prominently in this week's discussion. Also covered: bitcoin alternative ethereum, the Finkel review and the latest unemployment data. 

Was that GDP figure good or bad? Bunnings backs its sausages against Amazon's raids.  Why is Resources Minister Canavan so keen to back Adani?  

In this week's episode, James and Alan get to the bottom of what a first homebuyer grant really achieves, give an update on the Altair debacle, and try to unpick the contradictions of where Australia's renewable energy landscape.

Slowing house prices, Telstra's sunny side up, and the fund manager who gave his money back and got sued by his mum  

James Kirby and Alan Kohler debate the tale of the fund manager to threw in the towel, and the other biggest news stories of the week.

I want my tax to be tax deductible!  

Is the Fairfax bidding war real? Do we pay ATO employees enough? And is Trump's first budget ludicrous? In this week's episode of The Money Cafe, James Kirby and Alan Kohler try to separate the real facts from the fake news.

The ATO's spectacular scandal, the power play inside Fairfax's takeover, and can markets survive Trump?  

Markets have withstood every Trump bombshell to date, so what would it take for the leader of the free world to destabilise global economies?

Budget 2017: what really happened? Banks, and Australia's biggest property rort  

Alan Kohler and James Kirby reflect on what the 2017-18 budget really means. Has the government picked a fight with the nation's biggest banks?

Good debt, bad debt, a budget that's abandoned housing, and a tragic week for Fairfax  

Alan and James discuss the confusing messaging ahead of an increasingly threadbare budget in this week's Money Cafe, as well as the death spiral that Fairfax has entered.

Budget tips, housing, and - gasp! - could Nine drop cricket?  

As the federal budget draws near, Alan Kohler and James Kirby suggest what should and what will be included, before wondering how long Nine will be willing to hang on to its expensive cricket programming.

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