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Foreign Investment Review Board issues investment clarification
5 Jul 2010
Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board has issued a clarification on Australia’s foreign investment policy.
Data Alert: Australia’s Financial Services Workforce – Skilled and Expanding
2 Jul 2010
Australia’s 400,000 strong financial services workforce is highly skilled, innovative, multilingual, relatively cost competitive, and can draw on a wealth of international experience.
Data Alert: Australia’s Managed Funds – Taxation and Regulation
1 Jul 2010
The Government’s recent responses to the Reviews and its latest announcement of a wide range of taxation measures has increased the international attractiveness for exports and investments in Australia’s financial sector.
Data Alert: Australia Now 10th Largest Private Banking Market in the world
29 Jun 2010
Data just released in the 2010 World Wealth Report shows that as at year end 2009 Australia had the 10th largest private banking market in the world, up from eleventh place for 2008.
Australian reforms to benefit Managed Investment Trusts
23 Jun 2010
The Australian Government has announced amendments to the definition of Managed Investment Trusts (MIT).
'Private Banking in Australia' published
18 Jun 2010
A comprehensive report, ‘Private Banking in Australia’, has just been published by Austrade’s Financial Services division.
Data Alert: Securitisation. Australian Residential Mortgage Backed Securities
11 Jun 2010
Residential Mortgage Backed Securities represented 75 per cent of all Australian Asset Backed Securities (ABS) on issue at December, 2009. RMBS has become an important source of financing Australian mortgages. Residential mortgages are a significant ...
Data Alert: Global Significance of Australia’s Infrastructure Funds
8 Jun 2010
Australia’s infrastructure funds industry is one of the largest in the world, with total capital raised conservatively estimated to be in excess of A$60 billion. In terms of assets under management, five of the world’s 15 largest infrastructure fund ...
Large US private equity firm to establish presence in Australia
1 Jun 2010
The New York-based, The Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, is to formally establish a presence in Sydney, Australia.
Data Alert: Global Sovereign Wealth Funds Reached US$4 Trillion
26 May 2010
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have existed for decades, but their total size worldwide has increased dramatically over the past 10-15 years. Most of the growth has been the result of a surge in current account surpluses from exports of oil and other ...

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