Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

ASX

Investors not cheered by China data

Investors flee to safe havens (Thumbnail)

Gareth Hutchens The stock market lost more than 1 per cent on Thursday, despite an encouraging pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Mood for credit still subdued

CBA boss Ian Narev is determined to make the bank more productive.

Gareth Hutchens Commonwealth Bank expects credit demand to remain subdued for at least the next 12 months.

UBS spares Australia in global jobs purge

Construction workers erect an advertising banner for UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix race track in this September 24, 2010 file photo. Switzerland's UBS said on September 15, 2011 it had discovered that unauthorised trading by a trader in its investment bank has caused a loss of some $2 billion.  UBS shares immediately tumbled 8 percent.  REUTERS/Russell Boyce/Files (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS)

Gareth Hutchens UBS Australia has escaped the global purge of employees by the Swiss investment bank, with no local jobs expected to go.

Taskforce set up in wake of Banksia collapse

Gareth Hutchens The corporate watchdog has set up a taskforce to consider toughening regulation of the country's debenture industry following last week's collapse of the non-bank lender Banksia Financial Group.

UBS Australia escapes global staff axe

UBS Australia has escaped the global purge of employees by the Swiss investment bank.

Gareth Hutchens UBS unveils plans to wind down its fixed-income business and fire 10,000 bankers, but no local jobs will go.

Fears mount over ultra-fast trading

The global concern about high-speed computerised trading has increased in recent weeks.

Gareth Hutchens Computer-driven trading has been the biggest thing to hit global sharemarkets in years.

Fears mount over ultra-fast trading

Gareth Hutchens LIGHTNING-QUICK computer-driven trading has been the biggest thing to hit global sharemarkets in years.

Sell and buy in the blink of an eye

Gareth Hutchens Opinion is divided over whether high-frequency trading is a good or a bad thing for the sharemarket.

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US turmoil gives local market cold feet

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket lost more than 2 per cent this week, thanks to a couple of wild nights on the US market.

Stocks fall amid weak sentiment

Gareth Hutchens The local sharemarket lost more than 2 per cent this week thanks to a couple of wild nights on Wall Street.

High-frequency trading rewriting the rule book

Opinion is divided over whether high-frequency trading is a good or a bad thing for the sharemarket.

Gareth Hutchens The spectre of ultra-fast trading has stalked the nation's sharemarket this month.

Goldman to face hedge fund lawsuit

Gareth Hutchens Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs will have to defend claims that it deliberately sold toxic subprime mortgages to an Australian hedge fund in 2007 as the US housing market began to unravel.

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Markets tipped to take a slide

Stocks fall

Gareth Hutchens Australia's sharemarket is tipped to drop nearly 1 per cent when it opens this morning after US and European markets suffered big falls on Friday.

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Market closes at its highest for the year

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket had a good run this week, jumping above 4500 points on Wednesday.

Barings wake up call unheeded: Leeson

Nick Leeson

Gareth Hutchens Nick Leeson was in town this week, the infamous 'rogue trader' of the early 1990s.

Unusual trades spark fears of market manipulation

AFR photo Tamara Voninski.  A reflection of passersby and the ASX stock board on Bridge Street in Sydney. generic stock exchange ASX  investor shares portfolio

Mark Hawthorne, Gareth Hutchens, Georgia Wilkins Shares in more than eight blue-chip stocks saw massive spikes yesterday.

ASX releases draft for new continuous disclosure rules

Gareth Hutchens Securities Exchange releases long-awaited draft revisions to continuous disclosure rules.

Super funds in joint action to curb 'unfair' high-frequency trading

Mobile trading

Gareth Hutchens Group writes to ASIC expressing concern about ultra-fast electronic trading.

ASX releases continuous disclosure revisions

Andrew Forrest.

Gareth Hutchens ASX releases long-awaited draft revisions to its 'continuous disclosure' rules following the High Court's decision to clear Fortescue Metals of misleading investors and breaking disclosure rules.

Fysh faces four insider counts

Stuart Fysh allegedly bought parcels of shares, including in Arrow Energy.

Gareth Hutchens A FORMER high-flying executive of one of the world's biggest energy companies appeared in the New South Wales Supreme Court yesterday, charged with four counts of insider trading.