Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Hockey relative loses life savings

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago Patricia Babbage still gets emotional when she thinks about her horrific experience at the hands of a financial planner employed with the Commonwealth Bank.

ASIC slammed over CBA failure

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Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago, Ben Butler ASIC has been lashed over its failure to investigate the claims of whistleblowers at the centre of Commonwealth Bank's financial planning scandal in a heated exchange during a Senate estimates...

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Blow the whistle, face the music

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Adele Ferguson If you've ever thought of blowing the whistle to the corporate regulator, think twice.

Profit above all else: how CBA lost savings and hid its tracks


Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago It took nearly 16 months before the regulator was forced to act against serious flaws at Commonwealth Bank's financial planning unit.

CBA covered up misconduct by rogue financial planner


Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago The country's biggest bank, Commonwealth Bank, concealed financial improprieties by one of its top financial planners who controlled an estimated $300 million in investments on behalf of 1300...

Bank hides dodgy deals

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Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago The Commonwealth Bank concealed financial improprieties by a top financial planner controlling an estimated $300 million in investments for 1300 clients, many of them retired and with serious health...

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Defying the doom and gloom

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Adele Ferguson Shareholders in Leighton must have been pinching themselves over earnings guidance.


Strange bedfellows of the sky

Adele Ferguson It is believed that Etihad Airways has been buying up shares in Virgin Australia in the past few weeks.

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Strange bedfellows of the sky

Adele Ferguson It is believed that Etihad Airways has been buying up shares in Virgin Australia in the past few weeks as part of a plan to restore its 9.9 per cent stake in the airline.

Lies, damned lies ... and budgets

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Adele Ferguson The brutal reality is Treasurer Wayne Swan's budget is predicated on politics rather than economics and that means the numbers have been bent to fit the spin.


Steinert sets up for Stockland juggle

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Adele Ferguson The small rise in the share price of the listed property giant was a mere relief rally.

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Listing just what doctors ordered

Adele Ferguson As investors continue to pour back into equities, sharemarket listings are on the comeback trail.


Grocery chains put heat on suppliers

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Adele Ferguson When it comes to the numbers in retailing, nothing is ever straightforward.

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Supermarkets face life-changing decision on code of conduct

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Adele Ferguson Monday will be crunch time for the politically charged supermarket code of conduct negotiations.

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ASIC asleep as insolvency industry worsens

Adele Ferguson A report released on Wednesday by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission indicates that things are getting worse.

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Asia yet to shine but Smith earns points

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Adele Ferguson Shareholders forgave all when the ANZ boss put the group's dividend yield on steroids.

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Job cuts boost ANZ profit

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Adele Ferguson ANZ has sent the right message to shareholders at a time when the market has become obsessed with dividend yields and staff cuts.

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Closing the tax net on online giants

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Adele Ferguson The federal government is on the verge of releasing a study into tax structures used by tech companies.

Chinese in running for Optus 4G deal


Adele Ferguson, Peter Cai Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is likely to emerge with all or part of a $2-plus billion contract to build an ultra-fast mobile network for Optus.

'It's the biggest company that no one has heard of'

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Adele Ferguson and Peter Cai Having operated behind the scenes for so long, Huawei is now using Australia to strengthen its image.