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  • Feature Article

    Spectre of China hovers in government veto of $13 billion APA takeover

    David Fickling |  The reasoning given by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for blocking a CK Asset Holdings-led consortium from taking over Aussie pipeline operator APA Group doesn't make a lot of sense.
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    Banks face years of litigation, billions in costs after Hayne

    The major banks face years of rolling litigation and potentially billions of dollars in additional compensation out of the Hayne royal commission, as plaintiff law firms prepare a series of test cases over mortgage lending practices and regulators target other areas of bad behaviour.
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    The literature of liberalism

    The Economist |  The fourth and final instalment in our project to build a reading list of great liberal thinkers.The definition of liberalism has long been the source of disagreement. The tension between its various strands—such as American progressivism, libertarianism and the classical tradition
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    The Economist’s new China column: Chaguan

    The Economist |  GIVEN his love of Chinese teahouses, Mr Yang, a retired academic from Chengdu, was born in the right place at a terrible time. Within living memory his home town, the capital of Sichuan province, had boasted more than 600 teahouses, orchaguan. Some were famous for storytellers or opera.
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    AI may not be bad news for workers

    The Economist |  A SPECTRE is haunting workers—the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The fear is that smart computer programs will eliminate millions of jobs, condemning a generation to minimum-wage drudgery or enforced idleness. Never mind the robots, fear the software.
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    Ethics in banking? That's a negative

    Ruth Williams |  Financial institutions charging fees for no service. Banks charging dead people. AMP misleading the regulator. Super funds obscuring the truth from their members.
Today's Lead Article

APRA a 'hear no evil, see no evil' regulator

Adele Ferguson  | 20 Aug 2018  |  BankingRC When Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe told parliament on Friday "sunlight is acting as a very good disinfectant here", it was a signal from one of the highest powers in the land that the royal commission is serving to strengthen the financial system not tear it down.


Leading Stories

Industry super fund Cbus claims $1b lift from banking royal commission

Ruth Williams |  12 Nov 2018  |  Investing

Cbus chairman Steve Bracks says the industry super fund has had $1 billion in extra inflows since the banking royal commission, suggesting it is at the expense of retail funds.


Democrats prepare to launch investigations into Donald Trump

The Economist |  08 Nov 2018  |  News

BEFORE the mid-term election of November 6th, Elijah Cummings, a congressman from Baltimore, Maryland, swore that if Democrats flipped the House of Representatives, his party would do what Republicans have refused to, and 'conduct independent, fact-based, and credible investigations of the Trump administration.'


Spectre of China hovers in government veto of $13 billion APA takeover

David Fickling |  08 Nov 2018  |  Investing

The reasoning given by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for blocking a CK Asset Holdings-led consortium from taking over Aussie pipeline operator APA Group doesn't make a lot of sense.


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