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Report

The fossil fuel pushers

The evidence has been mounting that Australia is blocking stronger agreements to end public funding of coal and gas has been mounting. This report argues that if Australia continues this behaviour, it will only provide further cover for foreign export credit agencies and other public...
Report

Navigating uncertainty: Australian young adult investors and digital finance cultures

As investing becomes more accessible for younger investors through emerging digital products and services, industry groups and regulation bodies are concerned about increasing numbers of inexperienced young adults starting to invest. This report outlines the findings from recent research into young Australians and their investing...
Report

Insurance conduct and culture: fire and general insurers update

This report summarises disappointing findings from an evaluation of New Zealand fire and general insurers’ responses to the Life Insurer Conduct and Culture review undertaken by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2019.
Discussion paper

Regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions

The purpose of this discussion document is to seek feedback on possible regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions being developed under the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill.
Briefing paper

Beyond the Union: a new platform for European cooperation

This paper outlines one option for future cooperation on development and foreign policy issues between the European Union, the United Kingdom and the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries.
Discussion paper

Retail investor trading during COVID-19 volatility

This paper outlines some early observations by ASIC staff on trading in securities and contracts for difference (CFDs) during the volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 volatility). It was produced to inform our work in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is...
Report

Review of Australian equity market cleanliness

Market integrity is fundamental to well-developed financial markets. We consider it important to measure and monitor market cleanliness to provide an overview of market integrity in order to better inform our regulatory work. In this report, we have measured Australian equity market cleanliness using a...
Working paper

Foreign banks and international shock transmission: ownership matters no more

This paper studies the recent (2007-2009) Global Financial Crisis and its transmission through bank lending to emerging Asian economies. It highlights two channels of shock transmission identified in the literature: bank ownership and liquidity. We find that the bank ownership does not play a substantial...