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Banking & Finance
Clancy Yeates 5:50 PM The TPP agreement will seek to streamline regulations for on financial services companies within the group of 12 Pacific Rim member countries.
James Thomson and Sally Rose 1:02 PM Veda Group has backed a sweetened takeover offer from NYSE-listed Equifax.
Marissa Calligeros, Ben Grubb 12:08 PM Bank of Melbourne, St George and and BankSA customers should now be able to access their money online, but those still locked out of the system are advised to try the old remedy of switching their banking apps on and off again.
9:13 AM The brothers best known for accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea have received a licence to operate a bitcoin venture.
Alex Nussbaum 9:02 AM Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest US bank, said it will cut back on financing for coal mining projects, in the latest blow to the industry that's viewed as a key contributor to global warming.
Sheelah Kolhatkar 6:30 AM The US Supreme Court has made a handful of hedge fund traders very happy.
Jonathan Shapiro The debt of Australian banks has been caught up in the turbulence in credit markets as risk spreads move to their highest in two years.
Thousands of St George Bank customers have been unable to use banking services for 24 hours.
Ruth Liew Insurers have changed their approach to mitigating against climate change, from public campaigning to behind-the-scenes lobbying on planning decisions. But this could be set to change again.
Joyce Moullakis ANZ's incoming CEO Shayne Elliott is comfortable with its exposures in China, despite saying it had stepped up its loan book surveillance there.
Sally Rose Advocates for self-managed superannuation funds have urged the government to resist pressure to tackle tax breaks for the rich.
Michael J. Moore and Hugh Son JPMorgan is set to pay almost a third of a $2.6 billion settlement to resolve accusations that a dozen big banks conspired to limit competition in the credit-default swaps market.
Ruth Liew Michael Cameron has officially taken the reins from former boss Patrick Snowball to lead Queensland's largest insurer, Suncorp.
Ruth Liew, Tim Binsted Insurance comparison website Compare The Market has secured one of Australia's largest private health insurers, Bupa, as one of its key partners for the next year.
Sally Rose Australian Catholic Superannuation is the latest in a handful of super funds to come to market with an income-orientated pension product.
Clancy Yeates and Patrick Commins ANZ Banking Group boss Mike Smith will step down from the top job on December 31 to be replaced by current chief financial officer Shayne Elliott.