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Overseas scammers targeting Australian investors

Australia’s financial services regulator has warned people to avoid “scammers” connected to Luxembourg Offshore Banking, also known as LUXOSB Limited.

Short-term investors lose out as shares take a battering

The All Ordinaries has delivered solid returns over the past decade - but dismal returns over the past year.

World-first Tobacco-Free Verification stamp launches for investment funds

Australians will now be able to easily identify whether their investment funds are involved in the tobacco industry, thanks to the launch of the ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ certification stamp.

Economist tells investors to learn 7 lessons from the GFC

Ten years ago on this day, Lehman Brothers collapsed and triggered the Global Financial Crisis. What can investors learn from this historic event?

World Bank asks CBA to create blockchain bond

Commonwealth Bank plans to launch the world’s first bond to be created, allocated, transferred and managed using blockchain technology.

ETP market contains "a range of risks"

Australia’s exchange-traded products market is performing quite well but requires several improvements to reduce risk, an official review has found.

CBA cops $20m hit in bank bill swap rate case

Commonwealth Bank has entered into a court-enforceable undertaking with ASIC, Australia’s financial services regulator.

Investment yields forecast to fall from 9% to 6%

Diversified investors can expect solid returns this financial year, but not as high as in 2017-18, according to a prominent economist.

ANZ, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank handed criminal cartel charges

Criminal cartel charges have been laid against ANZ, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank following an investigation by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

ANZ accused of 'alleged cartel arrangements'

Criminal cartel charges are expected to be laid against ANZ, even though the bank said it “acted in accordance with the law”.