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ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020   12:01PM
The government has announced a raft of reforms to reduce barriers to Australia's credit framework as a means to boost the economy.
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ASIC, IOSCO report on debt capital raisings
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
The corporate watchdog has released a report into its findings on debt capital raisings following two years of surveillance of market practices.
J.P. Morgan set to cough up US$1bn
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is set to cough up close to $1.4 billion (US$1 billion) to shut down regulatory and government agency probes into market manipulation allegations on its precious metals and treasuries trading desk.
Microcap manipulators caught out
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
A ring of microcap share manipulators have had their assets frozen by the Securities and Exchange Commission after procuring US$9 million in illegal profits by defrauding retail investors.
Westpac reaches $1.3bn AUSTRAC deal
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
Westpac has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.3 billion in relation to its contraventions of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorism laws.
Index manager, friend charged for insider trading
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2020
A senior index manager and his friend were charged for insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission for reaping over US$900,000 in illegal profits off trades made with prior knowledge of stocks that would be added to or deleted from an index.
ASIC provides relief to Victorian advisers
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2020
The corporate watchdog has shifted to a no-action position on fee disclosure statements and renewal notice obligations for financial advice businesses in Victoria.
Government increases fees for foreign investment
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
Treasury has announced another tranche of reforms to the Foreign Investment Review (FIRB) Framework.
End of Super Complaints Tribunal nears
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
The Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) will cease to exist at the end of this year, with the Australian Financial Complaints Tribunal (AFCA) seeking to handle any remaining complaints currently with the SCT.
ASIC puts SMSF auditors on notice
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission imposed tougher registration conditions for two SMSF auditors following a slew of misconduct.
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