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How does Australia stack up in punishing financial crimes?

How does Australia stack up in punishing financial crimes?

If Australian banks were to be taken on by regulators in the US or UK, it's fair to say the banks would be sweating right now.

Razer: you can act appalled by the banks, but you’re ignoring the real issue

Razer: you can act appalled by the banks, but you’re ignoring the real issue

Don't believe the politicians and pundits: denouncing the banks for bad behaviour is nothing more than attempts to play into a grand illusion.

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

With calls for a royal commission into banks gaining volume, what questions should we be asking?

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

Despite the unanimity that banking regulation needs to be improved, the government is involved in secret negotiations that would halt further financial regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Murray serves up a super headache for govt

Murray serves up a super headache for govt

In calling for an end to SMSF borrowing, the Murray Inquiry has given the government a headache over a sector that is part of the Liberal constituency, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

It's time investors were told how Australian banks perform in stress tests -- like overseas investors are told, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Secret trade negotiations revealed by WikiLeaks show the US trying to head off moves to protect citizens' data from US control.

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Is there a potential conflict of interest for former Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray when he conducts a review of Australia's financial system?

Flawed regulations threaten to leave financial industry frozen

Flawed regulations threaten to leave financial industry frozen

Regulations for the government's key Future of Financial Advice reforms may leave conflicted remuneration-like commissions in place. Bill Shorten is scrambling to plug the hole.