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Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Good morning, early birds. The government has called an inquiry into the power of the big banks amid the RBA's rate cuts, and ISIS affiliates take advantage of chaos in northern Syria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

How much will the royal commission end up costing the banks?

How much will the royal commission end up costing the banks?

A potential $1 billion refund request from ASIC will lead many to think the banks are being penalised. This is far from the case.

Don’t break up the banks. Socialise them.

Don’t break up the banks. Socialise them.

If a big four bank is "too big to fail", then it is not a private entity – like, say, a restaurant is – but a social entity that happens to be in private hands.

Government reprimands banks over new report

Government reprimands banks over new report

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to accuse the big four banks of exploiting customers following a new Productivity Commission report. Plus, the sharks start to circle Labor MP Emma Husar. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Nats abandon Coalition to support bank probe

Crikey Worm: Nats abandon Coalition to support bank probe

Good morning, early birds. New allegations have emerged against former TV host Don Burke, and it looks like Australia could be getting that bank inquiry after all -- with or without the Prime Minister. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

How bank fat cats will avoid any sticky questions in this week’s grilling

How bank fat cats will avoid any sticky questions in this week’s grilling

Executives at the big four banks will front Parliament this week as a way of avoiding a royal commission. But don't expect any actual answers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Newest think tank on the block ... morale fail at census HQ ... Apple loses its self-awareness ...

The economic case for a company tax cut is collapsing

The economic case for a company tax cut is collapsing

A corporate tax cut would not actually be very good for the economy, writes The Australia Institute director Ben Oquist.

Business bites: banking on side … Japan’s wild ride …  Anglo American slides …

Business bites: banking on side … Japan’s wild ride … Anglo American slides …

The sky is falling! So why are banks doing A-OK? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: party time … spare a dime? … tech stock climb …

Business bites: party time … spare a dime? … tech stock climb …

Australia's economy is looking healthy. And other business tidbits of the day.