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Budget bore

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY 2011
... 2012-13, on time, as promised..." Pardon moi, but this to me is the only thing with a hint of significance in honourable Wayne Swan's - Australia's deputy PM and Treasurer - budget speech last night. It was a ho-hum Budget that even the Australian dollar ...

Swan names new ASIC, ACCC heads

ELISE BURGESS  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2011
ASIC commissioner Greg Medcraft and economist Rod Sims have been recommended as new regulatory heads by Treasurer Wayne Swan. In a statement from the Treasury, current ASIC commissioner Greg Medcraft has been put forward as the next ASIC chairman in ...

Derivatives sky high since SGX fall

ELISE BURGESS  |  TUESDAY, 19 APR 2011
... corresponding period (pcp), with a daily average of 102,365 contracts, also up 15 per cent on pcp. Last month treasurer Wayne Swan blocked the $80.4 billion bid by the SGX to takeover the ASX, deeming it not in "national interest", yet the ASX has attributed ...

Market Wrap

AAP  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2011
... were no major movers of note in opening trade, Mr Spooner said. ASX Ltd remained in a trading halt after Treasurer Wayne Swan announced he had blocked the proposed $8.4 billion takeover of the local securities exchange operator by the Singapore Exchange. ...

Swan officially rejects ASX deal but is open to offers

RACHEL DAVIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2011
Treasurer, Wayne Swan has this morning confirmed his rejection of the proposed merger of ASX Limited (ASX) and Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) but has insisted that he is open to offers. At a press conference in Canberra this morning, Swan told journalists ...

ASX eyes merger alternatives

MATT WOODINGTON  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 APR 2011
The ASX is left to seek other growth options after Treasurer Wayne Swan said that merging with the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) is against the interest of Australia and should be rejected. The Foreign Investment Review Board notified the SGX of Swan's ...

Future Fund chair back for a year, two new board members

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAR 2011
... months at the sovereign wealth fund amid controversy over an alleged board split, it was announced yesterday. Treasurer Wayne Swan re-appointed Murray for a further year, saying in a press release that the chairman did not want another full five-year ...

Swan approves AMP/AXA merger

ELISE BURGESS  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2011
Deputy prime minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has approved of the proposed takeover of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings by AMP. Swan said he was satisfied the AMP acquisition of AXA APH was is in the national interest. The approval is, however, subject ...

Banking on a super precedent

ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 13 DEC 2010
Treasurer Wayne Swan's banking reform is also a warning of what could be in store for superannuation. Yesterday the Treasurer released his long awaited reform package and while it wasn't aimed at super funds and wealth managers, if some of the key consumer ...

Head faked again

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 NOV 2010
... interest rates a little bit higher - a lot for those with mortgages with the CBA after it gave the finger to Treasurer Wayne Swan and lifted its home mortgage rate by 0.45 bps (expect the ANZ, NAB and Westpac to follow suit) - the Australian dollar virtually ...