From trade to medicines, the UK government's 'just in case' planning is revealing.
The financial services industry is in need of a new paradigm to rediscover what finance is for – to improve the financial and economic well-being of society.
With enough will and resourcing, many of the structural issues that make financial services a trial for many Indigenous consumers can be overcome. But we need more regulation to deter sharp practice.
Westacott is on the frontline in what has become the toughest of gigs, given the shocking disclosures, and subsequent fallout, in the financial sector.
As the banking royal commission continues to expose wrongdoings, the pressure is intensifying on the corporate regulator.
This bald-faced refusal to acknowledge their own inconvenient history in part comes from the politicians' belief that if you just burnish the "spin", you can get away with saying anything.
Michelle Grattan speaks to University of Canberra's Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Just why the government was so keen to shield an industry where wrongdoing had been obvious is not entirely clear.
It seems many Australians are over-insuring when it comes to funerals.
The financial services industry is nothing more than gambling, dressed up in the 'professional' clothing of business.
The EU has ruled out any cherry picking from the UK for things like single market access for financial services.
The Australian Banking Association says 'nearly 80% of bank profits go straight back to shareholders', the majority of whom are 'everyday Australians'. Is that right?
Seldom is a government's impotence and frustration as much on display as it was when Malcolm Turnbull finally capitulated and announced he would set up a banking royal commission.
Should we care about the loss of an industry that normally lives in the shadows?
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
If the UK fails to maintain its global outlook, it could lose business to a globalist France.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
South Africa might want to consider raising its retirement age to 70 to cope with a challenge of an ageing population that's under-insured and relying on an already pressured public purse.
If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe's largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.