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    1. August 23, 2016

      Australia: yield to investment

      Sometimes, confidence is enough to make it through testing times. On Tuesday, the ANZ and Roy Morgan consumer...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Australian bank shares shrug off Moody’s revision

      The resilience of Australian banks in the turbulent post-2008 years has often been remarked upon, and their shares were...

    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Australian banking system outlook revised to negative: Moody's

      Moody’s Investors Service has revised the outlook for the Australian banking system to negative from stable, although...

    2. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Commonwealth Bank books record A$9.45bn profit

      Commonwealth Bank struck a cautiously optimistic tone on its outlook as it booked a record profit for the financial...

    3. May 9, 2016

      Australian banks: impair dinkum

      Vindication is not always a good thing. This month, results from Australian banks confirmed their wisdom in raising...

    4. May 9, 2016

      Loan impairments rise at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia gave a quarterly trading update that followed a pattern set by its rivals in recent...

    5. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      CBA's loan impairments rise

      A quarterly trading update from Commonwealth Bank of Australia followed the pattern established by its rivals in recent...

    6. March 15, 2016

      Australia bank regulator sharpens focus on rule-breaking culture

      Australian regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the financial industry in response to a series of scandals that...

    7. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      CommBank shares up on profit beat and despite flat divi

      Commonwealth Bank shares have jumped after the Australian lender reported an interim profit ahead of analysts’...

    8. December 15, 2015

      Australian banks: bad good news

      Things could hardly be going better for Australians. Despite the weak mining sector, the country’s growth spell is...

    9. September 15, 2015

      Blockchain initiative backed by 9 large investment banks

      Nine of the largest investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse, are planning to develop...

    10. August 12, 2015

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia to raise A$5bn

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia is raising A$5bn (US$3.6bn) to bolster its balance sheet in response to regulatory...

    11. August 7, 2015

      Australia banks: sticky wicket

      When a multiyear winning streak ends, it can take a while for the realisation to hit. For believers, each minor setback...

    12. August 6, 2015

      ANZ raising A$3bn to deepen capital buffer

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising A$3bn (US$2.2bn) in an effort to bring its capital buffer closer in...

    13. July 20, 2015

      Australia’s banks told to boost mortgage capital

      Australia’s biggest banks will have to find about $9bn in fresh capital in the next year, in the latest threat to the...

    14. June 18, 2015

      Banks’ ageing IT systems buckle under strain

      Igor Feitoza, a Brazilian-born entrepreneur, left an angry message on his bank’s Facebook page this week. “I want to...

    15. May 31, 2015

      Australian banks: fortune tellers

      Some people see 13 as a lucky number. For Australian industry, however, the traditional reading may be more...

    16. May 6, 2015

      Australian banks: love on the rocks

      The blissful early phase of every romance eventually collides with reality. Australian investors have been head over...

    17. December 10, 2014

      Australian banks: hurt feelings

      If banks had feelings, Australia’s big four might feel a bit down. There they are, happily minding their own (very...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Australian banks: shaky foundations

      It is easy to be bearish on Australian banks. The country’s mining boom has slowed. Unemployment has passed the...

    19. October 7, 2014

      Australian banks: monkey business

      What do schoolchildren, ginger cats and dart-throwing monkeys have in common? All have beaten the professionals at...

    20. September 30, 2014

      Australia: I should be so lucky

      The lucky country. The 1964 book that provided the nickname for Australia was, in fact, a critique of the nation. In...

    21. September 18, 2014

      ASX plans A$65m investment in Yieldbroker 

      ASX, the Australian exchange, is seeking its first foray into over-the-counter derivatives trading by offering to buy a...

    22. August 13, 2014

      Australian banks: great borrower grief

      Australia has not been in recession for 23 years. Stock in Commonwealth Bank of Australia changes hands at pricey 15...

    23. July 20, 2014

      Australia’s $1.7tn private pension system faces sweeping reforms

      Australia’s highly regarded private pension system faces sweeping reform following a sharply critical report into the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      Mobile money and the UK aid conundrum

      Putting a financial value on aid is tricky. Case in point, Monday’s FT editorial on the UK’s overseas development...

    25. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2014

      EM crises: get used to them

      If the recent recovery in emerging markets has calmed your nerves somewhat, then steel yourself: EM crises are here to...

    26. February 12, 2014

      Australian banks: teachers’ pets

      Listening to Commonwealth Bank of Australia present results, one is reminded of what banks everywhere sounded like a...

    27. January 6, 2014

      Barrister salary mean ‘misleadingly high’

      Low The mean salary for criminal barristers in the year to April 2013 was £72,000, according to the Ministry of...

    28. January 6, 2014

      Harnessing the power of extreme consumers

      Micah Melton has strong opinions about ice. The water to make it must be double boiled; small dense cubes are best for...

    29. November 21, 2013

      Ex-banker to head Australia financial probe

      SYDNEY, November 21 - The Australian government has named David Murray, a former top banker, to head a broad inquiry...

    30. October 24, 2013

      Stocks advance on reassuring China data

      Thursday 21:05 BST. Global equities resumed their upward momentum as encouraging data on China’s manufacturing sector...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2013

      China exports recovery: for real?

      In previous months, analysts have been skeptical of China export data, with worries that the figures have been inflated...

    32. MBA blog

      August 16, 2013

      Celebrating Women's Success

      Tonight I had the great privilege of attending the annual Celebrating Women’s Success event hosted by BCG in Sydney,...

    33. August 15, 2013

      Stocks struggle as bond yields stay high

      Wednesday 21:05 BST. US and European stocks struggled to make fresh progress as positive news on the eurozone economy...

    34. August 12, 2013

      Australian banks: cash in hand

      Banks with enough capital to pay out dividends these days are special enough. So what does that make the few –...

    35. July 31, 2013

      RBS selects McEwan as new chief

      Royal Bank of Scotland is in late-stage discussions with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint insider Ross...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2013

      China: who's buying?

      Amid the alarming headlines over China’s pretty terrible trade data (“Markets Going Down After Horrendous Chinese Data”...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2013

      China: investors take weak growth in their stride but rightly fret about property

      embed1 One effect of the recent turmoil in China’s financial markets is that investors are no longer surprised by...

    38. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2013

      China: cash squeeze is "critical"

      Squeeeeeeze It’s deliberate. To all intents and purposes, the Chinese authorities on Wednesday confirmed that the cash...

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