NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

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I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Update: Peter Dutton is still ahead on his BHP shares

Coalition frontbencher Peter Dutton bought BHP on Tuesday May 4 - two days after his leader said the RSPT would kill the mining industry "stone dead".

It closed that day $38.59

Tonight it closed $39.24

That's annualised growth of 14%

Earlier story here.

Pity the investors that took note of what Coalition frontbenchers said rather than what they did.

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