Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Regulation

Murray bides time for new finance review

Gareth Hutchens The former chief executive of Australia's biggest bank says he would consider chairing a review of the country's financial system if he were asked.

Regulation

RBA joins global bank-to-bank watchdog

Reserve Bank of Australia building.

Gareth Hutchens The RBA will form part of a high-level group of regulators to review bank-to-bank lending practices.

Analysis

Markets feel fallout over war fears

Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens Global markets have gone into a spin as the drumbeats of war against Syria have got louder.

Stockbroking

Licence glitch shuts down online US broker's loans dealing

Digital broking.

Gareth Hutchens The corporate regulator has stopped a US-based brokerage from providing margin loans in Australia.

Tax reform

PwC chief calls for bipartisan approach

Luke Sayers

Gareth Hutchens The chief executive of one of Australia's biggest accounting firms has called on the major political parties to strike a ''grand bargain'' on national tax reform, warning the country may otherwise...

Courts

Former Gunns boss avoids jail for insider trading

John Gay

Andrew Darby and Gareth Hutchens John Gay felt the hand of a security guard congratulating him, rather than showing him the cells on Friday.

Bourses

Politics holding us back: ASX chief

Elmer Funke Kuper.

Gareth Hutchens Elmer Funke Kupper warns economy is starting to take on characteristics of Europe's malaise.

Bourses

Derivatives drive ASX profit

ASX

Gareth Hutchens Bourse operator ASX Ltd has posted a 2.7 per cent increase in full-year profit after trading volumes climbed.

Stockbroking

Bell Financial swings back into profit, ringing up $3.3m for half-year

Gareth Hutchens One of the country's biggest stockbrokers has posted a $3.3 million half-year profit.

Property

Auction rates signal boom at hand

Auction flag.

Gareth Hutchens, Nicole Lindsay The east coast of Australia is on the verge of a property boom - we just don't know it yet, according to analysts.

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Tax

Lobby groups pull strings in halls of power

Chris Bowen and Joe Hockey

Gareth Hutchens Policy makers could hear super industry's threat of a campaign loud and clear.

Building materials

Surge in Hardie asbestos claims

James Hardie Industries.

Gareth Hutchens There has been another spike in asbestos claims linked to James Hardie products, with the cost of some claims higher than expected.

Markets

US Fed speculation pushes market down

Gareth Hutchens The dollar rebounded from its recent low, closing the week around US91.4ยข.

Theft

Former insurance broker jailed for theft

Gareth Hutchens A former insurance broker has been jailed for stealing more than $660,000 of his clients' money.

Regulation

Broker cops fine over high-speed trades

ASIC logo.

Gareth Hutchens The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has fined Instinet Australia $130,000.

Policy

CEOs question cost of tax cuts

Gareth Hutchens Clancy Yeates But the peak business lobby wants the corporate rate cut further.

Investments

Argo eyes yield in local market

MELBOURNE ASX TRADE BOARD

Gareth Hutchens Argo Investments has reported a full-year profit of $175 million, up 4.6 per cent on this time last year.

Market powers on with strong US lead

Gareth Hutchens The market rallied strongly towards the end of the week as the US stockmarket hit another record high, and as the Bank of England and European Central Bank kept their interest rates at record lows.

Economy

We have a debt problem, says NAB chief

Cameron Clyne.

Gareth Hutchens Cameron Clyne has slammed the quality of debate about debt in this country, labelling it 'immature'.

NAB chief denounces deficient debt debate

NAB

Gareth Hutchens The head of one of Australia's biggest banks has slammed the quality of debate about debt in this country, labelling it ''very immature''.