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3 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Australian Regulators Watch as Debt Drives Up Prices: Mortgages

Central banks from Scandinavia to the U.K. to New Zealand are sounding the alarm about soaring mortgage debt and trying to curb risky lending.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, The Regulators, Country, Banking, Financial Services, Housing

7 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Lawmakers push to roll back futures regulations

David Fiebiger watched the collapse of trading company MF Global, but didn't think the misdeeds of a big firm would have much effect on him or his Finley, North Dakota-based operation.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, Finley, ND

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Reuters

Australia close to currency clearing deal with China -RBA's Lowe

Australia is close to signing a deal with China that would allow the establishment of an official clearing bank for the renminbi, a step towards the more open flow of money and investment into and out of the Asian giant.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

The Age

need2know: Wall St boosted

BHP Billiton's Nickel West assets have lured a host of international suitors but the field lacks an obvious front-runner, according to the Street Talk column in the Australian Financial Review.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Financial Markets

Finextra Research news

Allston adds former CFTC commissioner Jill Sommers to board

Chicago-based Allston Holdings LLC, parent of one of the nation's leading proprietary electronic trading firms, today announced the appointment of Jill E. Sommers, former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission , to its Board of Managers.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Banking, Financial Services, George Bush, W.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

need2know: Weak lead from Wall St

Local shares are poised to open slightly lower on a weak lead from Wall Street as geopolitical risk weighs on investment sentiment.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking, Financial Markets

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Age

$A is higher, trading in narrow range

At 1700 AEST on Thursday, the local currency was trading at 93.71 US cents, up from 93.42 cents on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Forex - Australian dollar weaker despite better than expected China GDP

Investing.com - The Australian dollar held slightly weaker even after second quarter GDP data on Wednesday from top trading partner China was better than expected China said second quarter GDP rose 7.5%, beating expectations of a 7.4% gain, Industrial output rose 8.8%, while first half retail sales rose 12.1% and fixed-asset investment increased ... (more)

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking, Financial Markets

Bloomberg

RBA Sticks With Stable Rate Outlook as Economy Transitions

Australia 's central bank reiterated it expects a period of stable interest rates as the government cuts spending and the economy transitions from mining-investment led growth.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Jerusalem Post

Asian shares gain on upbeat overnight sentiment from Wall St

The Nikkei 225 rose 0.8%. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea''s KOSPI gained 0.8% and Australia''s S&P/ASX 200 was up less than 0.1% after July board meeting minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia highlighted the strong currency''s drag on the economy.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Wall Street Journal

Aussie Dollar Is Overvalued, Says RBA's Edwards

The Australian dollar is overvalued, and any relief for the nation's exporters may have to wait until the U.S. begins raising interest rates, an economic policy maker said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Mon Jul 14, 2014

West Australian

Aust dollar below US 94c on RBA stance

The Australian dollar is trading just below 94 US cents after the Reserve Bank of Australia maintained its monetary policy stance.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Daily Mail

Revealed: You're now better off to RENT than to BUY in Australia

Researchers compared cost of renting with cost of owning, taking into account the purchase price, interest rates, repairs and council rates It is cheaper to rent than it is to buy the home you live in, new research from the Reserve Bank of Australia suggests.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Housing

The New Zealand Herald

NZ dollar trades near 88 US cents

The New Zealand dollar was little changed before testimony from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that may provide clues to the timing of interest rate rises in the world's biggest economy and ahead of the release of minutes of the last Reserve Bank of Australia meeting.

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Northern Territory News

Rage against the machine fees

PRESSURE is building on the Reserve Bank of Australia to take its own advice and make ATM operators warn consumers of rising fees before a transaction begins.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

NEWS.com.au

Housing not overvalued: RBA paper

IT'S not only the question on everyone's lips, but it's also the title of a research discussion paper published by the Reserve Bank of Australia on Monday.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking, Housing

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Age

The RBA says you're probably better off renting

The conventional wisdom that has underpinned the Australian dream of home-ownership could be flawed, according to a research paper published by the Reserve Bank of Australia which seeks to answer the age old question: is it cheaper to own or to rent? The RBA's conclusion is that house prices would have to continue to rise at the same rate as they ... (more)

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Suria

Australia's central bank governor urges...

Australia's central bank governor Glenn Stevens Saturday urged politicians to work together to address the growing gap between fiscal spending and revenue, as the government battles to push through massive budget cuts.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Banking

Fri Jul 11, 2014

DVDCreation Reviews

RBA Governors Warning Proves The Need For Alternative Ways To Buy Property, Says Rick Otton

Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, aired his concern over the high rate of borrowing when purchasing Sydney real estate saying that buyers should be more cautious when taking out home loans, since house prices dont always go up even when people want them to, watoday.com.au reported on 3 July 2014.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Home Listing, Home, Real Estate

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

PwC must face $1 billion lawsuit over MF Global collapse

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected PricewaterhouseCoopers' request to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit accusing the auditor of providing bad accounting advice that contributed to the October 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a brokerage run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accounting, Jon Corzine, US Governors, Economics News, Bankruptcy

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