Australia’s disclosure regime ensures retail investors can trust the integrity of the market, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said, although it warned companies not to become complacent.
A survey by the Financial Markets Authority has found more people are confident in New Zealand's financial markets, but half are still unsatisfied with investment material companies give clients.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has told banks it will stop allowing lenders to use non-recourse debt to bolster their Tier 1 capital requirements.
Australia’s securities regulator has outlined ongoing and new initiatives to cut red tape and lower compliance costs for market participants.
A long-term cultural shift for the better is underway in New Zealand financial services as the new Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 takes effect.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has released a discussion paper outlining a revised standard for securitisation.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will conduct a consultation on the proposal for easier-to-follow product disclosure statements (PDS) which will be required from companies listing on the country’s exchange.
Australia’s top central banker sees the country’s financial system moving toward a more market-based sources of finance, particularly bond issuance.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority said it is relaxing banking rules to give mutually owned authorised deposit-taking institutions more scope to fund their growth.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority seeks increased independence from the government or parliament to effectively regulate the banking, superannuation and life insurance industries.