New AMP chair David Murray has triggered an important debate about ASX corporate governance principles.
The corporate sector owes David Murray a debt of gratitude for starting a debate about ASX governance rules that lead boards to delegate matters that are properly their responsibility.
Businesses who pay dividends to shareholders with tax credits attached pay more tax, new research finds.
Prolonged periods of low volatility provide ample opportunity for investors to become complacent about risk, and increase the prospect of sharp market corrections.
Volatility indexes show that investors have been complacent about the risk of a share market correction.
Reporting on the sustainable development goals should not simply be a tick box exercise for business.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.
While everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the real potential in the blockchain is only just starting to be unlocked.
ASX took a wrong bet with Blockchain.
What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American super saleswoman and head of a Blockchain start-up called Digital…
They might seem innocuous, but tweets can have very real effects on company stock prices.
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management.
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Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Difficult to measure, easy to see.
Understanding fear is a useful tool for any investor.
As the UK referendum votes came in the ASX started to make losses.
Financial markets appear to have been caught off-guard by Britain's decision to exit the European Union, believing it would remain.
Research shows independent directors required by the ASX are not acting in shareholders best interest.
Research shows that having experienced shareholders that use swing trading on boards is better for business, than the independent directors required by the ASX.
The way Australia collects sensitive reporting data is stuck in the 1990s.
Australia's sharemarket is an important global exchange - so why is it a technological backwater?
“In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.”
While recent days have witnessed a sharp sell-off in global stock markets it is important to remember that investment is generally a long-term game.
China’s sharemarket may be in free fall; but its economy is not.
The ASX was rocked by a fall in China's sharemarket. But the fundamentals don't bear out the panic.
Both the ASX and ASIC were aware BBY was struggling before its collapse but allowed it to continue trading.
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As investors and unsecured creditors remain in limbo over the collapse of financial services group BBY, where were the regulators?
New guidelines tighten requirements for listed entities to report on risks outside financial ones.
Publicly listed companies will need to disclose exposure to economic, environmental and social sustainability risks for the…
Sixties style - Mad Men characters Roger Sterling and Don Draper still show men how it’s done in business and politics.
Labor may have “ditched the witch”, but does the ejection of Julia Gillard from her seat of power close the book on the debate about sexism that she championed and the role of women in leadership? Our…
Dividend washing enables some domestic investors to essentially gain a dividend “twice”.
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There is currently considerable interest in the practice of “dividend washing”. This refers to the practice of investors being able to trade shares cum-dividend for a period after the ex-dividend date…
Civilians rescue an injured worker after the eight-storey Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24.
The recent decision by two Australian retailers to sign an accord protecting suppliers in Bangladesh has highlighted discrepancies in company disclosure of sustainability issues and the need for clearer…
Are high-frequency traders friends or foes of the financial market?
As the sixth iteration of The Fast and the Furious franchise rolls out in cinemas, a greater speed demon lurks in our financial markets: high-frequency traders (HFTs). While the good guys in Fast 6 are…