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Can interest rates be capped in Australia - and should they be? Mark Humphery-Jenner, Associate Professor at UNSW Business School explains.

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The financial services industry could look very different a few years from now, thanks to COVID-19 accelerating several emerging trends in FinTech.

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Neurobiological factors blind people to making sound investment decisions when markets are hit by large macroeconomic shocks, shows UNSW Business School research.

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There is a fundamental weakness in China's capital markets, says Vic Edwards from UNSW's School of Banking and Finance.

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Like their human equivalents, corporate divorces can have benefits, but can also be very messy affairs, writes Peter Kien Pham.

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Companies that install independent directors not only cause shareholder losses but also weaken every aspect of a firm's performance, writes Peter Swan.

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One neglected corner of the gender and work debate is that of female academics – the women who teach the new generation of leaders, produce valuable research and thought leadership, writes Renee Adams. 

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Contrary to popular belief, concentrated institutional investor influence does not appear to raise either managerial incentives or lower chief executive pay, writes Peter Swan. 

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Does executive pay really have no effect on total shareholder return, asks Peter Swan. 

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The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.

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