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APRA chairman Wayne Byre said institutions needed to consider the risks and opportunities of the transition to a low carbon economy.

Banks could dump climate-change exposed clients, regulator says

The banking watchdog APRA says lenders may need to cap their exposure to customers at most risk from climate change or even consider ditching some of these clients.

  • by Clancy Yeates
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Companies

Blackmores declared an interim dividend of 29c a share, fully franked, payable on April 12.

Blackmores boss says borders a bigger headache than Belt and Road stoush

The vitamins brand seems unfazed by the prospect of rising trade tensions between Australia and China, with border closures a bigger hit to sales.

  • by Emma Koehn
W23 director Ingrid Maes and Marketplacer founder Jason Wyatt.

Woolworths set to launch online marketplace after multimillion-dollar investment

Supermarket giant Woolworths has made a multimillion-dollar investment in Melbourne startup Marketplacer as part of plans to compete with the likes of Amazon.

  • by Dominic Powell
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Opinion & Perspectives

AGL boss’s bizarre exit leaves corporate strategy in turmoil

Elizabeth Knight
Elizabeth Knight

Brett Redman’s abrupt exit as chief executive smacks of a disagreement with the board.

The dreaded ‘doom loop’ is back on the agenda

Stephen Bartholomeusz
Stephen Bartholomeusz

With the pandemic still raging across Europe there’s been a revival of interest and discussion about a concept borne out of the 2008 global financial crisis.

‘It feels like winning the lottery’: confessions of a Sydney homeowner

Jessica Irvine
Jessica Irvine

They are too ashamed to admit it, but is there any guiltier pleasure for property owners than a Saturday morning stickybeak at a neighbouring property for sale?

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Startups

Rod Sims, chair of the ACCC, wants to reform Australia’s merger laws.

Merger laws up for reform as regulators team up to tame tech giants

The Australian competition watchdog has flagged imminent changes to existing M&A laws as regulators turn up the heat on global technology giants.

  • by Cara Waters
Caroline Bowler, the chief executive of Australia’s largest exchange BTC Markets.

Coinbase IPO paves way for local market

Australian cryptocurrency exchanges are hoping Coinbase’s blockbuster initial public offering will prove a tipping point for local startups operating in the space. 

  • by Cara Waters

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