The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler show

The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler

Summary: 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.


 Budget 2017: what really happened? Banks, and Australia's biggest property rort | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:22

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:49

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? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:52

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.

 Iron ore - the most important guessing game in Australia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:49

When every five dollars added to the iron ore spot price translates roughly to an extra billion dollars in Australia's budget, the future trajectory of the resource becomes vital. So where to next? Don't ask Treasury, they just work with assumptions, not projections.

 Housing tax breaks, Trump and video games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:21

What's the most efficient way to ease the pressure on Australia's groaning property market? James and Alan tackle this, and the other urgent issues in the business sector (like the growing trend of professional video game vloggers) in this week's episode of The Money Cafe.

 It's time to rethink where Australians invest their inheritances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:06

If you inherit a bag of money in 2017, where should you put it: property, or the stock market?

 Billionaire Solomon Lew, Myer, and the big short that blew up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:07

It's been a terrible week to be short on Myer, or long on sandalwood. James and Alan discuss a very dramatic few days' worth of business news.

 Gas, solar, hydro and batteries - the big arguments around Australian power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:10

It's been a big week for Australia's energy sector. Alan Kohler and James Kirby discuss the political and financial battles that will decide where you'll get your power in the future.

 Too much oil, too few houses, and a few rogue bankers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:11

Alan and James discuss the looming gas crisis, the continuing climb in Australia's property market, and another round of tough questions for Australia's bank chiefs.

 The housing data no one believes, and a seagull crashes Alan's big event | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:41

Alan and James discuss the nonsense figures being thrown around in Australia's housing discussions, the impending pension changes, and a feathered cameo appearance at a big financial event last week.

 BHP suddenly finds $11b in savings, and nib puts Medibank to shame | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:58

Is BHP the "worst company in the world"? Alan Kohler explains why he's frustrated by the management at the big Australian, and James Kirby explains how nib is stealing business from Medibank.

 Bad pizza, Seven's crash and a lump of coal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:32

Alan and James discuss Turnbull's true feelings in the renewables debate, and dissect the standout early earnings stories.

 The gulf between Fahour's millions, the RBA's rate moves, and the real world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:39

Is the Reserve Bank of Australia becoming increasingly irrelevant? Did Ahmed Fahour earn his big pay day? James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the biggest business news of the week.

 The big bully in charge of world markets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:35

Does history hold any hints as to what the business world can expect from President Trump? James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the Donald, the Fed, and the end of free trade in the first episode of The Money Cafe.


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