Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Legal

Hardie slugged with more asbestos claims

James Hardie Industries.

Gareth Hutchens Liabilities for a compensation fund set aside for victims of James Hardies' asbestos products have increased by $117 million to $1.7 billion.

Employment

More unemployed face competition for fewer job vacancies

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Gareth Hutchens Kevin Rudd is inheriting an economy in which it is getting harder to find a job.

Interest rates

Interest rate benchmark under scrutiny

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Gareth Hutchens Australia's key interest rate benchmark will come under scrutiny as part of a global review..

Auditors

Promise to improve after ASIC warning

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Gareth Hutchens Audit firms agree to lift their game after ASIC issues a 'final warning' to improve quality.

Stocks

Market moves into correction

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Max Mason and Gareth Hutchens The local market is now nearly 10 per cent below its recent peak.

Market moves into correction

Max Mason Gareth Hutchens Australian shares are nearly 10 per cent below their recent peak, a drop that is widely considered a correction, after a string of poor data and a sharply weaker currency has forced investors to exit...

Capital raising

ASX taps investors for $553m

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Gareth Hutchens The ASX has tapped investors for $553 million in fresh funds to help it compete with foreign clearing houses.

Wealth

Should the rich pay more tax? The experts' view

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Gareth Hutchens Should wealthy Australians pay more tax, or at least pay their 'fair share' of tax? How much tax should each person pay?

Living standards will fall if we don't tax rich more: Cousins

Geoffrey Cousins

Gareth Hutchens A former Howard government adviser has warned Australia will need to increase taxes on its wealthiest families if it does not want standards of living to drop.

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Banking

Customers take leap into mobile

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Gareth Hutchens The number of bank customers who use mobile phone and iPads is growing at breakneck pace, with billions of dollars in transactions now taking place every month.

Banking

Customers take leap into mobile banking

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Gareth Hutchens The number of bank customers who use mobile devices is growing at breakneck pace.

Justice

Insider trading penalty raised to jail time

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Gareth Hutchens A former tax consultant from a 'big four' accounting firm has been sentenced to nearly two years' jail.

Markets

'Tipping point' triggers downhill racers

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Nearly 4 per cent of the value of the sharemarket was wiped away this week as investors absorbed talk of the US Federal Reserve's plan to tighten monetary policy.

Courts

Insider trader sentenced to two years jail

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Gareth Hutchens A former tax consultant from a “big four” accounting firm has been sentenced to nearly two years’ jail for insider trading.

Courts

Tinkler resolves claim by BKK Partners

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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

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

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...

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.

Twitter for trading a 'bad idea'

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