Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Shadow banks under rules spotlight

Bill Shorten.

Gareth Hutchens Australia's prudential and corporate regulators will develop plans to regulate shadow banking industry.

Fiscal deal failure reverses gains


Gareth Hutchens Australian shares closed nearly 1 per cent higher for the week, despite news that US House Republican leaders had walked away from their Plan B compromise for the country's fiscal cliff negotiations.

Senior lenders can't stymie Nine deal, court rules

Nine Entertainment logo.

Colin Kruger and Gareth Hutchens The latest Federal Court ruling keeps the rescue of Nine Entertainment on track.


Housekeeping takes stocks to year high


Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket closed at its highest for the year thanks to some end-of-year housekeeping.

Court upholds Nine's debt lifeline

Nine TV.

Colin Kruger and Gareth Hutchens The rescue of Nine Entertainment remains on track with the Federal Court ruling today that opponents of a crucial scheme of arrangement cannot stop the deal going ahead.

Ex-British Gas exec jailed over insider trading

Stuart Fysh

Gareth Hutchens Stuart Alfred Fysh has been convicted of insider trading in the NSW Supreme Court.

British Gas executive jailed for insider trading

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Gareth Hutchens A former high-flying senior executive with British Gas has been jailed on two counts of insider trading in the NSW Supreme Court today.

Pair plead guilty to illegal trades valued at $250,000

John Kay Jin Khoo

Gareth Hutchens John Kay Jin Khoo is a former investment banker with global bank Royal Bank of Canada.

Friends plead guilty to insider trading

Gareth Hutchens Former high school friends have pleaded guilty to insider trading in illegal trades worth more than $250,000.

Lenders baulk at rescue plan for Nine

Gareth Hutchens Attempts by Nine Entertainment Group to reduce its multibillion-dollar debt have hit a hurdle.

Fairfax shares jump on Trade Me sale


Colin Kruger and Gareth Hutchens Updated Fairfax is selling its remaining stake in New Zealand online auction house Trade Me in a move that will eliminate most of the company's debt.


Optimistic investors push market higher


Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket closed near its high for the year, marking it the fourth straight week of gains.

Rates to fall again, Westpac chief tips

WESTPAC.AFR.13 DECEMBER 2012.Photo by ROB HOMER ...... Westpac agm press conference being held at the hilton hotel in sydney for 2012.Pictured GAIL KELLY ceo

Gareth Hutchens, Clancy Yeates Gail Kelly says Australia's dollar will continue to pressure economy well into next year.

Investors abandon the banks in favour of shares and property

Real estate

Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.

High-frequency traders in the clear


Lucy Battersby and Gareth Hutchens High-frequency traders had nothing to do with a trading price spike, according to ASIC.

Stocks surge on hopes of boost in US


Gareth Hutchens and Glenda Kwek Australian stocks hit their highest point this year and looked to be surging towards the critical 4600-point level after investors piled into mining and engineering stocks, ahead of a predicted...

Ex-BG executive convicted of insider trading


Gareth Hutchens A former high-flying senior executive with British Gas will spend his first night in prison after being convicted of two counts of insider trading in the NSW Supreme Court today.

Clients hear of fund manager's 'criminal' behaviour

Victims of Trio Capital collapse

Gareth Hutchens A former investment manager says his clients would have sacked him if they knew what he was doing with their savings, a Sydney court has heard.

New ASX supervision regime less efficient: CEO

Elmer Funke Kupper

Gareth Hutchens Elmer Funke Kupper believes the sharemarket has been supervised in an inefficient way.


Shares float higher amid deluge of data


Gareth Hutchens The market climbed higher this week after being hit by a wall of data.