Aug 2019


Global financial markets may be in the midst of a major moment in history

19 August 2019 | ABC

What's that old saying about wood and trees? For most of us, most of the time, it's not all that apparent when you're at a pivotal point in history. 

'Very compelling argument': Apple chief Tim Cook raises Samsung concerns with Trump

19 August 2019 | Jennifer Jacobs and Mark Gurman

President Donald Trump said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook voiced concerns about chief competitor Samsung Electronics getting an edge because its products, unlike Apple's, won't be subject to tariffs when imported by the US.

Austrac flags tough action after being 'flooded' with money laundering breaches

19 August 2019 | Noel Whittaker

The nation's anti-money laundering regulator warns it is likely to take more action against Australia's top financial institutions after being "flooded" with reports of potential breaches following its landmark case against the Commonwealth Bank.


Six warning bells against property spruikers

19 August 2019 | Noel Whittaker

Despite years of bad publicity — and some successful prosecutions — the property spruiking industry is alive and well. This week, I was contacted by a couple in their mid-50s who had completed a survey which asked them to tick the box most relevant to their financial challenges. They chose superannuation.


Terrorists turn to bitcoin to raise money

19 August 2019 | The Age

New York: Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organisation by Western governments and some others and has been locked out of the traditional financial system. But this year, its military wing has developed an increasingly sophisticated campaign to raise money using bitcoin.

Adele Ferguson on ‘Banking Bad’ and weaving magic

19 August 2019 | Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson is one of Australia’s most-awarded journalists, receiving eight Walkley awards including a Gold Walkley for her joint Fairfax Media and Four Corners Programme, Banking Bad.


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