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US stocks crumble after Jerome Powell's hawkish comments

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 22 APR 2022
From its daily peak, the SP500 index fell 2.61% after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell flagged aggressive rate hikes. At an International Monetary Fund panel discussion, Powell said: "It is appropriate, in my view, to be moving a little more quickly." ...

Real unemployment far higher than ABS claims: Roy Morgan

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 19 APR 2022
While Australia's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the pandemic began, there are still millions who remain unemployed or under-employed. Unemployment and under-employment are rife, with the latest Roy Morgan findings showing that ...

Vale Tom McDonald

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 19 APR 2022
Cbus has honoured a figure central to its creation, and the creation of superannuation in general, Tom McDonald. Cbus chair Wayne Swan said McDonald leaves a unique legacy of nation changing economic reform. "Tom's leadership was key to the creation ...

Modern Slavery Act needs strengthening: Panel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 APR 2022
Australia's Modern Slavery Act is under review for impact and effectiveness, and investors have a role to play in both potentially strengthening the statutory obligations as well as impacting on an issue that is getting worse globally. A panel of ...

Mayfair sues Mission Beach lender

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 14 APR 2022
Mayfair 101 and its founder James Mawhinney are now suing the financier that allowed the company to purchase property in Mission Beach. Mayfair 101 obtained bridging finance, to purchase the Mission Beach property, from Napla between late 2019 and early ...

ASIC imposes travel restraint orders against ex-director

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 APR 2022
ASIC has obtained interim travel restrain orders against Mark Francis McCabe, a former director of Guevara Capital Access and Online Trading Capital. ASIC applied for these orders because it is concerned that from 31 July 2014 and ongoing, McCabe may ...

Mawhinney appeals 20-year ban

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 11 APR 2022
Mayfair 101 founder James Mawhinney has launched an appeal against his 20-year ban from financial services. Mawhinney is also appealing a $30 million penalty handed down in the Federal Court to Mayfair 101 for misleading advertising. "The events of ...

BT Funds Management fined $20m

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2022
BT Funds Management has been handed a $20 million fine by the Federal Court for continuing to charge commission payments to superannuation members for seven years after they were banned. BT Funds Management charged insurance premiums that included commissions ...

Hostplus expands IP Group commitment

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2022
Hostplus has invested a further $75 million with IP Group Australia. This adds to the existing $135 million committed via the IP Group Hostplus Innovation Fund. IP Group specialises in intellectual property commercialisation. The additional investment ...

Westpac fined $1.5m for mis-selling insurance

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2022
The Federal Court has ordered Westpac to pay a $1.5 million penalty for mis-selling consumer credit insurance with its credit cards and Flexi Loans, to customers who hadn't agreed to buy insurance policies. This penalty has come as a result of Westpac's ...