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Surging home prices defying RBA warnings of speculation

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Glenda Kwek Home prices have surged in March in a sign that the boom in the property market is continuing after a pause in February.

Locals priced out by $24 billion Chinese property splurge

Max Mason Close to one-fifth of new properties in Sydney are being bought by wealthy Chinese investors and the flood of money is set to continue.

Unfair Late fees: Spotlight moves to telcos, energy companies

Esther Han If a rise in the cost of living has become known as ''bill shock'', then perhaps this fee is best described as ''aftershock''.

Cases of cash for Suharto and Chinese official, RBA corruption witness claims

Former Indonesian President Soeharto (L) salutes with former Indonesian Air Force Chief Marshall Sutria Tubagus (R) and former military commander General Feisal Tanjung during a ceremony to mark the Air Force's anniversary in Jakarta in this April 9, 1996 file photo. Suharto, who ruled with an iron fist for 32 years, has died, a senior police official told reporters on January 27, 2008 at the hospital where he was being treated. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni/Files  (INDONESIA)

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Suitcases stuffed with cash were allegedly used to influence former Indonesian president Suharto to approve contracts to buy the Reserve Bank of Australia's plastic banknotes, according to a sworn...

Paul Keating at 70

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Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.

Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie.

Nick McKenzie has twice won Australia's highest journalism award, the Walkley, for his exposes on organised crime and corruption.

Ex-worker swindles the RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia building.

Richard Baker Reserve Bank the victim of an inside job, with former employee swindling about $600,000.

Saddam and the deal of a lifetime

Saddam Hussein.

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Project Delta was the Reserve Bank's $80million secret. The problem was the deal was illegal, but that didn't worry Saddam Hussein ... or the RBA.

Saddam and the deal of a lifetime

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie It is early summer in Baghdad and the heat is already stifling. Two Australian businessmen, still stiff from the long drive across parched desert plains from Jordan, walk along a crowded street.

ASIC clarifies RBA probe

Money.

The corporate regulator has backed away from suggestions it has thoroughly investigated potential breaches by senior public servants over an alleged corrupt deal linking the Reserve Bank of Australia...

Dollar dilemma: below parity and going south

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Matt Wade After spending most of the past two years more valuable than the greenback, the Australian dollar has finally been driven well below parity with its American counterpart.

Envoy's link with Viet spy revealed

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker A high-ranking Australian embassy official had a secret affair with a Vietnamese spy colonel accused of receiving up to $20 million in suspected brides from a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of...

Trade official in spy sex scandal

Elizabeth Masamune

A high-ranking Australian embassy official had a secret affair with a Vietnamese spy colonel accused of receiving up to $20 million in suspected bribes from a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of...

Reserve Bank account named in bribery case

John Leckenby

Maris Beck A RESERVE Bank of Australia account in the United States was used to pay bribes, court documents allege, potentially putting it in breach of US anti-corruption laws.

Reserve Bank account used 'to pay bribes'

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Maris Beck A RESERVE Bank of Australia account in the United States was used to pay bribes, court documents allege, potentially putting it in breach of United States anti-corruption laws.

RBA kept Costello in dark over graft memo

Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie Former federal treasurer Peter Costello says the Reserve Bank should have told him and police of a June 2007 memo detailing evidence of foreign bribery by one of its subsidiaries, but which was...

Envoy seduced by spy feared that her office was bugged

Elizabeth Masamune

Maris Beck A SENIOR Australian trade envoy who was seduced by a Vietnamese intelligence officer told police she feared her Hanoi offices were bugged.

Trade envoy feared offices bugged

Elizabeth Masamune

Maris Beck A senior Australian trade envoy who was seduced by a Vietnamese intelligence officer told police she feared her Hanoi offices were bugged.

Reserve staffer testifies on bribes

Bob Rankin

Maris Beck Former RBA assistant governor says he believed bribery claims would have been reported.

Reserve 'told' lawyers to ensure official not too helpful to police

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Maris Beck RBA directed lawyers to ensure that its only senior official to provide a statement to police did 'not provide any more assistance than was necessary', a court has heard.