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China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

Case dismissed: aggrieved investor fails in class action against Worley

In a highly anticipated judgment, the Federal Court of Australia has dismissed a securities class action brought against Worley Limited (Worley) alleging breaches of continuous disclosure laws and...

22 October 2020

Replacing IBORs in derivatives: there’s a protocol for that

Ahead of the expected cessation of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the end of 2021, along with the possible discontinuance of other key inter-bank offered rates...

22 October 2020

From me to you - MySuper’s evolution to YourSuper

Though there were no changes to the legislated increase in the rate of superannuation guarantee, the 2020-21 Federal Budget still packed a punch for the superannuation industry.

12 October 2020

Freeing up lending - overhaul of responsible lending obligations

On Friday 25 September 2020 the Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg announced significant reforms to the responsible lending obligations in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.

25 September 2020

One step closer: draft designation instrument released for Consumer Data Right in energy

The Consumer Data Right’s (CDR) implementation in the energy sector is one step closer to becoming a reality. In this alert, we describe the transformations the energy...

15 May 2020

Building on the Consumer Data Right to grow Australia’s digital economy

With Australian banking customers soon able to take control of sharing their banking data using the Consumer Data Right (CDR), the Australian Government is looking to the CDR’s...

09 March 2020

The new data economy is approaching: Open Banking mandated to start from 1 July 2020

The legal framework is now in place for the start of the CDR in the banking sector. The timeframes for responding to requests for consumer data have...

11 February 2020

Treasury’s proposals for a new Financial Accountability Regime

This article was written by Diana Nicholson, Tim Bednall and Rebecca Williams.Treasury has released a Proposal Paper for the Financial Accountability Regime (“FAR”).  When legislated, FAR will impose...

03 February 2020

Insurance claims services: Can you handle it? Claims handling set to become a new financial service

Treasury has released draft legislation to make handling and settlement of insurance claims a new ‘financial service’. The exposure draft is open for consultation until 10 January...

12 December 2019

The Hayne Royal Commission and what it means for Islamic financiers of Australian real estate

In his recent report on the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industries, Queen’s Counsel Kenneth Hayne recommended a number of changes which,...

29 August 2019

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