The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet.
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Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.
Ghosts in the machine: housing and commercial property are battling headwinds.
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Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
The fears about the City don't look overcooked – here's why.
Various scandals have forced the major parties in this election campaign to tackle policy on business and finance regulation.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
People queue to apply for social grants in Cape Town, South Africa.
What seems to be a simple question of banks’ responsibilities is actually a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.
Lost in the fog? How the fraudsters got their morals.
Corporate wrongdoing is underpinned by a morality that many of us have voted for.
The scope for systems like universal banking is smaller in an age where consumers can shop around for financial products.
The idea of separating out the retail arms of the Big Four banks, featured in the Greens election policy, has merit and has been done before.
The information in credit histories can affect a bank’s decision to loan money.
Business Briefing: what happens to your credit history.
As credit reporting agencies find new ways to make money out of people accessing their credit histories, agency wrongdoing is calling into question the whole business model.
“Your call is important to us. Thank you for waiting.”
New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.
Ready to surge? Iceland has wrestled itself out of recession.
One of the worst hit countries during the financial crisis has regained economic strength inside a gilded cage -- to the extent that it can now step outside, melt it down and re-sell the gold.
Westpac is one of the banks where ASIC alleges traders rigged the bank bill swap rate.
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.
Few banks have successfully entered the retail banking sector in South Africa in the past 25 years.
How did a small South African bank manage to rise through the ranks at a time when consumer and investor confidence was at a low?
If the banks can't trust each other's messages, can you trust the banks?
It may be the effect of the election but the regulation of banking in Australia appears to be descending into farce. Just last week, maybe in anticipation of adverse events to come, the Australian Financial…
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The government should resist the temptation to soften monitoring efforts aimed at MPs and their families and associates.
Senator Sam Dastyari, who has been involved in scrutinising the banks, and former Commonwealth Bank employee turned whistleblower Jeff Morris.
Whistleblowers need better incentives, compensation and protection under Australian law, especially those in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
The Tata steel plant at Port Talbot.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
Customers have the most to gain out of a review of the powers of the Financial Services Ombudsman, which sits under ASIC.
Out of the many changes the federal government has made to ASIC, the review of the Financial Ombudsman will have the biggest impact on customers.
The earth is a finite place.
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The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Was Scott Morrison right about the powers of ASIC?
After Labor proposed a royal commission into the banking industry, Treasurer Scott Morrison said the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has all the powers of a royal commission and more. Is that right?