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APRA and ASIC keeping keen eye on banks

Adele Ferguson dinkus

ADELE FERGUSON Times seem to be changing in prudential regulation. On Monday, for the second time in a week the prudential regulator APRA has reached out across the regulatory divide over the behaviour of the big four banks.

Myer's executive clearance

Elizabeth Knight.

ELIZABETH KNIGHT Myer has embarked on a massive renewal of management inventory. The chief executive, Bernie Brookes, is part of the old season stock, as is the chief financial officer Mark Ashby.

Markets moved ahead of the RBA's interest rate announcement

Malcolm Maiden.

MALCOLM MAIDEN 7:05pm The most interesting thing about the Reserve Bank’s decision to hold its cash rate at 2.25 per cent on Tuesday was that there was market price action immediately before the announcement went out.

Treasury under new management

Ross Gittins.

ROSS GITTINS How much does the Treasury's view of the world change when a prime minister comes to power, sacks the head of Treasury (and his heir apparent) and replaces him with his own hand-picked man from outside the public service?

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How Tony Abbott's demise would see the end of Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer: AFP should

MICHAEL PASCOE Opinion There will be all sorts of collateral damage accompanying Tony Abbott’s presumed demise with Peta Credlin and Joe Hockey only the most obvious. What chance it also means the end of the Palmer United Party?

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CGT: changes afoot?

Max Newnham author pic

MAX NEWNHAM Business owners are nervous favourable tax concessions will be removed.

Savvides makes health purchase on Medibank

George Savvides of Medibank.

CHRISTOPHER WEBB The value of directors’ trades more than doubled this week against a background of the results season drawing to a close.

Bali nine executions: Firm-minded President Joko Widodo will push ahead and execute Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

JOHN GARNAUT Soon after Joko Widodo entered the presidential palace late last year he committed to executing dozens of convicted drug traffickers, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Harold Mitchell: New year dawns on fewer borders with China

Harold Mitchell dinkus Dinkus

HAROLD MITCHELL The Chinese New Year is perhaps the biggest day of the year in every Asian culture throughout the region.


Why worry? Human advisers are on the way out

Marcus Padley dinkus

MARCUS PADLEY 12:15am Before too long most of the products we buy from financial advisers will be a click away online.


The cost cutting is going all the way to the top at Myer, just ask CEO Bernie Brookes and chief number cruncher Mark Ashby


Myer has demonstrated just how committed it is to its new cost cutting drive by persuading its top two executives - CEO, Bernie Brookes, and chief number cruncher, Mark Ashby - to resign on the same weekend.


Old favourites appear once more in ASX hall of shame


ASX commanders fire their warning shots at the sharemarket's corporate cling-ons.

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