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Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
Michael West Former ASIC insider provides more evidence the watchdog is 'beholden to the banks'.
Michael West James Wheeldon, the lawyer who exposed the corporate regulator's culture of favours for big banks during an explosive Senate hearing last month, has provided further evidence that the watchdog is...
Michael West It is no small irony that the day the of audit report was released, so too were the accounts for Google Australia.
Michael West A boy was dragged before the courts this week for stealing two cigarette lighters. He faces a conviction under Queensland's tough new "naming and shaming" laws.
Michael West The Westfield demerger is a brilliant deal for shareholders in the Westfield Group, not to mention the Lowy ruling family and its phalanx of advisers.
Michael West In the footsteps of the Romans and the Ottoman Turks centuries before them, the hordes of AMP descended upon the jewel of the Bosphorus last week.
Michael West The slides for the annual meeting of Energy World Corporation in 2012 depict chairman Stewart Elliott and his trusty finance man Brian Allen departing by helicopter for a site visit in Indonesia,...
Michael West Ian Humphrey was cycling near Adelaide when he was hit and killed by barrister Eugene McGee.
Michael West Tabcorp's advice to outlets is to get rid of fixed-odds winners and focus on servicing the losers.
Michael West Anybody up for a spot of fraud? How about some forgery for good measure?
Michael West The corporate regulator has conceded it knew the Commonwealth Bank had ''sanitised'' its client files during an investigation but failed to take any action.
Michael West Commonwealth Bank's top lawyer, David Cohen, was rebuked before a senate inquiry this morning for downplaying systematic fraud within the bank's financial services arm as 'inappropriate'.
Michael West Takeover bid by South Africa's Woolworths is excellent news for shareholders of David Jones, but not such good news for rival operator Myer.
Michael West Analysis: The takeover bid by Woolworths of South Africa is excellent news for shareholders of David Jones but not such good news for rival Myer.
Michael West ASX is having its cake, eating it and asking government to ensure nobody else gets a slice.
Michael West Another skirmish has flared in the decade of hostilities between industry funds and retail funds.
Michael West The question remains, why did $7 million end up in Matthew Joyce's account if it wasn't his?
Michael West Cameron Clyne, the departing chief executive of National Australia Bank, assumed the reins at the apogee of the global financial crisis, just six weeks before the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Michael West James Wheeldon joined the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in mid-2004.
Michael West A lawyer who worked for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission has told the Senate how he was under pressure to do amend laws in favour of the giants of the financial services industry,...