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Amost overnight, Ding Ning and Zhang Min struck it rich with the hot new thing in Chinese finance. In 18 short months, they transformed an old-line industrial company into an Internet phenomenon through the seeming magic of peer-to-peer lending.  It...
George Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Billionaire investor says he shorted the S&P 500 index The Federal Reserve could cut interest...
Not convinced: Labor Senator and tax avoidance inquiry committee Chair Sam Dastyari says corporate tax cheats should be named and shamed by the tax office. The Senate Inquiry into corporate tax avoidance is due to hand down its final report...
CommInsure, one Australia's biggest life insurers with about 4 million policy holders, has been caught out using unscrupulous practices buried in the fine print of their contracts to deny, delay or avoid paying claims. Meet some of the key players...
ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders today. In an email sent earlier this morning and obtained by Forward News writers, Elliot admitted...
Fast food giant McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in 2015 by routing payments via the low-tax nation of Singapore. McDonald’s reduces its profit, and thus its local tax bill, by using a legal loophole that...
Charis Palmer, The Conversation; Georgina Hall, The Conversation; Helen Westerman, The Conversation; Jenni Henderson, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Negative gearing was one of the federal election campaign’s fiercest battlegrounds. While the Labor opposition claimed that the major beneficiaries...
Damian Oliver, University of Technology Sydney The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via Twitter using hashtags #FactCheck and #QandA, on Facebook...
The ugly story of Dick Smith, from float to failure Jeffrey Knapp, UNSW Australia Early last month, the Senate announced an inquiry with terms of reference that cover the collapse of Dick Smith Electronics. There is a lot for senators to pore...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says in ‘‘an ideal world’’ he is open to political funding reform. He cites annual caps on donations and limiting them to individuals, not unions or corporations. At least that would be a start. Australia has...