Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Courts

Tinkler resolves claim by BKK Partners

Nathan Tinkler

Gareth Hutchens The dust has settled on the legal dispute between embattled coal miner Nathan Tinkler and corporate adviser BKK Partners.

Markets

Cochlear hit after profit downgrade

Cochlear ear transplant.

Gareth Hutchens High-tech hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear had its share price savaged on Monday.

Trading

High-speed trading's heavy cost

A trader looks at computer screens.

Gareth Hutchens High-speed traders are costing long-term investors and super funds as much as $1.9 billion a year.

Superannuation

Super chief criticises opposition's plans for change

Gareth Hutchens The federal opposition's plan to scrap a tax rebate on the super contributions of low-income earners is a 'retrograde' policy, says Ian Silk.

Fund chief warns of super tinkering

Gareth Hutchens The federal opposition's plan to scrap a tax rebate on super contributions of low-income earners is a ''retrograde'' policy that will hurt 3 million Australians, the head of the country's biggest...

Twitter for trading a 'bad idea'

Generic UBS trading floor. Day traders, money, ASX, stocks, shares. Tuesday 30th November  2010 AFR photo Louie job# 138952

Gareth Hutchens ASX deputy chief disagrees with Twitter being considered an appropriate mechanism for disclosure.

No brakes on high-speed trades: ASIC

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-MAY 3 ,2012: Photo of ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft holding a press conference following the High Court's decision on ASIC's appeal of the James Hardie decision in Melbourne on Thursday May 3, 2012. AFR  / LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Gareth Hutchens Corporate regulator will not stop high-speed traders by forcing brokers to hold small trades.

ASIC

No limits on high-speed trades

Stockbrokers

Gareth Hutchens The corporate regulator will not force brokers to hold small-sized trades for a minimum time.

Markets

Stocks edge up as analysts advise trading banks for miners

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The market eked out a small gain as investors switched support from the big banks to miners.

ASX

Telcos buck trend as market hit by losses

Gareth Hutchens Market falls for a fifth straight day as concerns about Chinese growth takes its toll.

ASX

Japan worries drag stocks down

Stocks

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares fell, extending last week's sharp declines to a five-week low as sentiment was hit by volatility in the Japanese market.

Markets

$50b question keeps investors guessing

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Sharemarkets plummeted this week as investors responded to worrying and confusing news.

Markets

Dollar in free-fall as markets tumble

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. twenty dollar note.

Gareth Hutchens The Australian dollar plunged to its lowest level in a year, shedding over US2 cents in a session.

Markets

ASX taken to task over computer glitch

Gareth Hutchens The ASX took more than three hours to tell stockbrokers and investors a computer failure had knocked out its critical market announcements feed in October last year, according to a new investigation...

Markets

ASIC takes exchange to task over computer glitch delays

ASIC logo.

Gareth Hutchens The ASX took more than three hours to warn a computer failure had knocked out its critical market announcements feed.

Inquiry

ASX left market in the dark

ASX, Australian Stock Exchange.

Gareth Hutchens The ASX took more than three hours to inform stockbrokers and investors that a power outage had knocked out its critical market announcements feed in October last year, according to a new...

Courts

Bid to freeze Tinkler assets

Nathan Tinkler's house is for sale.

Gareth Hutchens Nathan Tinkler and his family’s assets may be frozen after liquidators applied for a court injunction.

Investment

Share ownership lowest in decade

AFR photo Tamara Voninski.  Investors view the ASX stock board on Bridge Street in Sydney. generic stock exchange ASX  investor shares portfolio

Gareth Hutchens The number of people directly owning shares falls to the lowest level in more than a decade.

Share ownership lowest since 2010

Sharemarket

Gareth Hutchens The number of Australians directly owning shares fell to the lowest level in more than a decade as the global finance crisis has sapped investor confidence and crimped returns.

Securities

Bonded by a mutual goal

Elmer Funke Kupper

Gareth Hutchens Retail investors can buy exchange-traded government bonds with the freedom of shares.