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Vladimir Putin has used the cover of his special military operation in Ukraine to finally snuff out any domestic political opposition.

Russia’s financial lifeline faces a new threat

Russia continues to find ways to sell its oil and fund the war in Ukraine despite the West’s best efforts to strangle its revenues. But a new plan is being hatched.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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James Packer and Hamish Douglass

Renaissance men: Packer enlists Hamish Douglass to help spend his billions

This is James Packer’s chance at investment renaissance - a fresh slate, a full wallet and a new inner sanctum of close advisers including Australia’s highest profile and (now) former fund manager Hamish Douglass.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Carsales.com CEO Cameron McIntyre.

Carsales to raise $1.2b for takeover of US truck, RV group

Carsales.com, Australia’s largest vehicle marketplace, will acquire Trader Interactive for $1.7 billion.

  • by Angus Dalton
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Opinion & Perspectives

Russia’s financial lifeline faces a new threat

Russia continues to find ways to sell its oil and fund the war in Ukraine despite the West’s best efforts to strangle its revenues. But a new plan is being hatched.

Stephen Bartholomeusz
Stephen Bartholomeusz

Senior business columnist

‘Boomer fantasy’: Why fears of 1970s-style stagflation are indeed misplaced

Only a Boomer who hasn’t been paying attention could worry about a wage-price rise spiral.

Ross Gittins
Ross Gittins

Economics Editor

Nobbling Afterpay would stifle competition and protect bank profits

Regulators should think twice before they seek to discourage Afterpay and other buy now, pay later operators.

Ross Gittins
Ross Gittins

Economics Editor

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Booktopia CEO, Tony Nash, has responded to an article by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on the weekend.

‘I don’t like being the villain’: Booktopia founder defends company

Tony Nash, the founder of the country’s biggest online bookseller took to the social media platform LinkedIn to respond to an article in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald that delved into the problems the company is facing.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Voly, founded by Thibault Henry (left) and Mark Heath, has had to make major layoffs.
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Grocery delivery startup Voly slashes operations as tech sector slumps

The instant grocery delivery startup has cut staff, jettisoned its promise of 15-minute grocery deliveries, and closed half its stores amid questions about the business model.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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