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Westpac is one of the banks where ASIC alleges traders rigged the bank bill swap rate. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Business Briefing: manipulating the BBSW

Business Briefing: the bank bill swap rate.
As more details are revealed in the bank bill swap rate rigging case we explain what the rate does, how it can be manipulated and what the government should be doing about it.
Banks must accept they can’t control the values, beliefs and behaviours of their employees. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

‘Command and control’ banks have got ethics and culture all wrong

Banks may pay lip service to ethical cultures but often curtail the critical questioning that allows ethical issues to be surfaced in the first place.
ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft and Commissioner Cathie Armour during a Senate Estimates hearing at Parliament House. Medcraft told the hearing ASIC must be a ‘model litigant’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

ASIC v ANZ rate-rigging case will be one of epic proportions

ASIC has a high success rate, but its high-profile civil action against ANZ Bank will be a tough battle to win.

ASIC finally pulls the BBSW trigger on ANZ

Almost three years after the hares were set running on the Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate (BBSW) scandal by the US regulator the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), ASIC has finally taken out…
Large Australian banks are being required to significantly increase their levels of equity capital. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Explainer: banks are raising capital, but should we be worried?

Investors may not like it but Australian banks have been given little choice by the prudential regulator other than to undertake capital raisings.
CBA chairman David Turner blames the financial crisis for the bank’s financial planning saga. Paul Miller/AAP

Director’s duties: boards can’t just blame the GFC for their mistakes

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is pushing for reforms allowing directors to rely on honest and reasonable conduct as a defence against company liability. The AICD believes this new…

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