Blockchain can’t solve every problem in the finance industry.
For a discipline that is supposedly rational, finance has had its fair share of irrational crazes. For example, the dotcom bubble and the collateralized debt obligation craze that led to the global financial…
Data and algorithms are an integral part of modern trading.
Government agencies are investigating how to start regulating trading algorithms. But algorithms are ubiquitous and we need to make sure we don't stamp out good ones.
Donald Trump doesn't represent as much uncertainty for markets as you might think.
Markets have risen in response to President-elect Trump, particularly in the pharmaceutical and financial industries.
World markets bounced back surprisingly quickly after Trump's election. Here are a few theories as to why.
Donald Trump claims victory in the US election.
The president-elect has made some worrying noises on a range of issues, and from Australia's perspective the most worrying of all is the relationship with China.
A broker in Mumbai reacts on November 9.
The world braces for Donald Trump's brand of` trade protectionism, which will send shockwaves through the global economy.
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.
A weak pound might be good for exports but it is bad news for the investment that the economy is based on.
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.
Stockbroker Oliver Curtis leaves at lunchtime with his wife Roxy Jacenko at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney.
It doesn't matter how much Oliver Curtis and John Hartman stood to gain from insider trading, what matters is what we all lose from market tampering.
The amount of environmental degradation in China is a large economic burden.
Damir Sagolj/ Reuters
Transparency and accountability will help the Chinese government to tackle environmental problems that are hindering its chances for economic growth.
Is computerised High-Frequency Trading to blame for share market volatility?
Computerised High-Frequency Trading (HFC) has been blamed for recent volatility in the share market, does this represent the new normal?
Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s former finance minister. President Zuma’s decision to fire him is irrational.
It is difficult to analyse political developments in South Africa. Decision-making does not fit any neat political science theory. President Zuma is unpredictable and his policy thinking is woolly.
Heading for a fall. An investor watches on as Chinese stocks tumbled earlier this month.
How Hwee Young/EPA
Beijing needs to learn to let go of untameable markets and allow the sector into the 21st century.
Janet Yellen will make waves next year.
International Monetary Fund
As the US economy emerges from recession, the prospect of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates grabs the attention of the financial markets more and more. US rates have been close to zero for…
Former Gunns chairman John Gay is the most senior executive to have been convicted of insider trading in Australia. He received a fine of $50,000.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is moving to “real-time” monitoring of share trading as another weapon in the ongoing fight against insider trading. But will the use of this form of…
There’s no evidence to back up the claim the Australian Government has become too large.
A supposition behind the Commonwealth’s Commission of Audit is that government has become “too large”. The first paragraph of the Commission’s terms of reference sets the context, stating: During this…
Trades on the ‘grey markets’ are becoming increasingly common in Australia.
There are a range of markets available to buyers and sellers that allow them to exchange goods and services. But whereas some markets are highly regulated, others are not regulated at all. The sale of…