Business & Law

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The royal commission report is a unique opportunity for customers to expect significant changes of financial instutions, which are on notice to respond, says Professor Pamela Hanrahan of the UNSW Business School.

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There are five key areas where the imminent financial services royal commission final report can propose change to protect consumers from the abuses endemic in these industries. 

The banking royal commission, with Richard Holden of UNSW Business School

Whatever the recommendations of the banking royal commission to be made public on Monday, customers of our recalcitrant financial institutions are in for a rough ride.

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The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?

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Donald Trump's pick to head the World Bank could well weaken the organisation's importance in international development and finance.

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In energy-poor Malawi, businesses stop trading and children cannot study when the lights go out at night. UNSW Business School's Shanil Samarakoon is illuminating the future for developing communities.

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Trade tells a story of modern Australia that began long before January 26, 1788.

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Sensible debate on how much tax should be paid by the wealthy sometimes starts with a bold statement or two.

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Counterintuitively, vague incentives to improve performance or behaviour are often stronger than clear ones.

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The defeat of Theresa May's Brexit deal only adds to the uncertainty surrounding what will happen next and what the effect will be for Australia, says UNSW Business School's Tim Harcourt.

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