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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 1 UNLOCK?

Corporate watchdog fails to pass a conflict of interest test of its own

How ASIC handles conflicts of interest when it relies on swapping staff with industry is key to perceptions of the regulator. And the story is not a good one.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The market rose after a trifecta of good economic data, better-than-expected corporate earnings from Yahoo, and confirmation from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the central bank would continue supporting the economic recovery.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 7 UNLOCK?

How to fuel a Badgerys Creek airport — keep on truckin’

A new airport at Badgery’s Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MARKETS | 10 UNLOCK?

Minerals Council raked over the coals for troubled PR campaign

The Minerals Council has a new pro-coal PR campaign, but it seems to be a flop. We factcheck “Australians for Coal”.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets are shaky across Europe, as the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 2

Calculating compliance: how ASIC ‘enforced’ financial advice laws

ASIC has failed to respond to serious allegations about its enforcement of the law on financial planning. Crikey examines the damning evidence against the corporate watchdog.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Good news for TPG shareholders, courtesy of the NBN.

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MARKETS | 5

Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.

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MARKETS | 14

Pensions, superannuation and the Education of Joe

A debate on changes to the retirement age is welcome, but it’s more complicated than it appears, according to Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. And watch out for vested interests …

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MARKETS | 17

Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Negative gearing is costing the government billions but is doing absolutely nothing to boost supply. Let’s get rid of it, writes economist and MacroBusiness commentator Leith van Onselen.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The dollar finished slightly weaker, while local markets stayed stable.

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GILES PARKINSON | MARKETS | 14

IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 12 UNLOCK?

ASIC, financial planners and nightmare-based regulation

When it came to Commonwealth Bank financial planners ripping off clients, regulation was all a bit too hard for the corporate regulator ASIC.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets stayed steady despite disappointing forecasts for Coca Cola and the Ten Network.

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Morning Market Report

A strong day on local markets, buoyed by news of a David Jones takeover.

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Morning Market Report

Results season wasn’t one to look forward to for companies outside the banking and mining sectors.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS | 17

Sorry, but free trade agreements are duds, no matter how ‘nuanced’

Bilateral free trade agreements like the one negotiated with Japan deliver few benefits. The only worthwhile trade reform is unilateral tariff reductions. Don’t hold your breath for that.

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MARKETS | 2 UNLOCK?

‘Free trade’ with Japan: not much to crow about for farmers, exporters

The free trade agreement with Japan is an innocuous win for Tony Abbott that won’t help farmers and other exporters all that much, writes Leith van Onselen of MacroBusiness.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets remain steady worldwide.

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GLENN DYER | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

The financial services regulator APRA is unenthusiastic about the financial services inquiry, but has used it to complain about its resourcing.

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MARCUS PADLEY | MARKETS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

A bit of an unsteady day on worldwide markets following employment reports.

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BERNARD KEANE | MARKETS |

RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

The RBA’s views on a range of issues are unlikely to be welcome at David Murray’s financial services inquiry. But they’re backed by a key super sector, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Morning Market Report

A quiet day on local markets, as US data trickles through.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | MARKETS | 2

Talk is cheap: Abbott’s Asia trip missing the real opportunities?

Tony Abbott will get some valuable face time with prime ministers in China, but his entourage’s insistence on sticking with him instead of meeting with Chinese business means the trip’s real potential value could be lost.

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Morning Market Report

A big day for overseas markets, particularly in the UK.

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