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Dick Smith has been vocal about Woolworths selling his former electronics business - but his arguments don’t stack up. Dick Smith has been vocal about Woolworths selling his former electronics business - but his arguments don’t stack up. AAP

No place for jingoism in Woolies' sell-off of Dick Smith

Entrepreneur Dick Smith has been very vocal in the past few days about the prospect of his namesake retail business falling into “foreign hands”. Despite him selling the electronics chain to Woolworths…
People will continue to have a positive view of Foster’s brands, regardless of who owns the company. People will continue to have a positive view of Foster’s brands, regardless of who owns the company. Nicolas.B

Foster’s takeover: don’t expect beer drinkers to turn bitter

Foster’s Group’s acceptance of a $12.3 billion takeover bid from global brewer SABMiller will see the ownership of some of Australia’s most popular beer brands, such as Victoria Bitter and Cascade, fall…
Foster’s chairman David Crawford is under pressure from a hostile bid from SABMiller. Foster’s chairman David Crawford is under pressure from a hostile bid from SABMiller. AAP

It’s hard to see why shareholders won’t ditch Foster’s

If I were a shareholder in Foster’s, which is facing a hostile takeover bid from global brewer SABMiller, there are three questions that I would ask myself before deciding whether to sell my stake. First…
Line ‘em up: boutique beers could fall if SABMiller’s takeover attempt of Foster’s succeeds. Line ‘em up: boutique beers could fall if SABMiller’s takeover attempt of Foster’s succeeds. AAP

Could SABMiller’s bid for Foster’s signal last drinks for boutiques?

It’s difficult to believe that the iconic Foster’s beer brands, which include VB, Crown Lager and Cascade, could be next to fall into the hands of foreign owners. If they do, this will mean that over half…