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Inside The Independent Financial Review - 14 Nov.

Inside The Independent Financial Review - 14 Nov.

TELECOM'S NETWORK THREAT; Telecom can "game" its new network to shut out rivals and cost them millions by stranding assets, competitors claim.

FOUL-UP TO COST UNIVERSITIES MILLIONS; A mistimed change capping universities' funding while they're still obliged to take all suitably-qualified comers will cost them millions.

PARLIAMENT HOSTS A 'TERRORISTS' DAY OUT'; Four hundred and two years after Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain's Parliament; six years after Al Qaeda toppled the Twin Towers; and three weeks after the arrest of 12 people on terrorism-related charges, 4000 people on November 4 tramped through New Zealand's Parliament undelayed even by a metal detector.

OIL & TROUBLE; Greens leader Jeanette Fitzsimons wonders if the woeful record of oil price forecasting at the Reserve Bank, Treasury, and the Ministry of Economic Development might have led to some regrettable policy decisions.

FISCAL FALLACY; Labour says the Nats plans to fund infrastructure investment with debt are irresponsible; the Nats say the books are being cooked to make it look like that.

TERROR & THE LEFT; Chris Trotter wonders if the "Revolutionary Left" would have made quite such a fuss about the "terror arrests" if the detainees had been National Front skinheads planning to assassinate Prime Minister Helen Clark.

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