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Challenger Care Annuity sales suspended
By James Fernyhough  |  In Regulatory
4:35 pm
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Super returns dip in September quarter
By James Fernyhough  |  In Superannuation
12:20 pm
Yesterday
Super funds saw a further dip in returns in the September quarter, on average falling by between 60 and 80 basis points compared to the June quarter, according to the second batch of MySuper statistics ... Read more
ASIC stands up for adviser national exam
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:05 pm
Yesterday
Advisers in Australia should undertake a national examination to lift industry standards, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) chairman Greg Medcraft has told a parliamentary commit ... Read more

Cash rate more likely to fall than rise: PIMCO
By James Fernyhough  |  In Economics
12:10 pm
Yesterday
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is more likely to cut the cash rate than raise it in 2015, according to PIMCO head of portfolio management in Australia Robert Mead. Read more

AMP, Vanguard and ASIC join forces to simplify disclosure
By Laura Millan  |  In Regulatory
12:00 pm
Yesterday
AMP and Vanguard are taking part in an Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) initiative to produce simpler financial product guides. Read more

Brisbane adviser pleads guilty to $9 million fraud
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:20 pm
Yesterday
A Brisbane-based financial adviser has pleaded guilty to 54 charges involving a $9 million fraud. Read more
Healthcare investment options limited despite Medibank IPO
By Laura Millan  |  In Investment
12:00 pm
Yesterday
The Medibank initial public offering (IPO) boosted Australia's healthcare investment offering, but it also highlighted shortfalls in the local market. Read more

IPA names new president and chairman
By Mark Smith  |  In Executive Appointments
12:05 pm
Yesterday
The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has appointed its new president and chairman. Read more

APRA's IT infrastructure strains
By Alex Dunnin  |  In Regulatory
11:45 am
Yesterday
In an extraordinary admission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has written to super fund trustees telling them APRA's information technology and data management systems are struggling ... Read more

Market wrap
By AAP  |  In Economics
12:25 pm
Yesterday
The Australian share market has opened sharply lower as oil stocks were pummelled following OPEC's decision not to cut production. Read more
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