ASIC'S EVOLUTION MEANS BETTER REVOLUTION

ASIC'S EVOLUTION MEANS BETTER REVOLUTION

FROM time to time our corporate watchdog gets served up some fairly earnest criticism around its effectiveness as a corporate and market regulator.

But ASIC is intent on improving its report card and sharpening its skill set to bring to bear a more in-depth understanding of the practical application of our laws to specific economic sectors. It s...

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TAKING IT TO TORONTO

TAKING IT TO TORONTO

MANY of our clients come to us wanting to know how best to tap into particular overseas capital markets. The commercial drivers are varied, but the desire to lock into foreign markets often evolves from the development of a relationship with a cornerstone investor. Frequently, this will determine the market of interest. As an example, a cli...

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GILLARD UNDER PRESSURE TO REVEAL IMPACT OF MINING TAX

GILLARD UNDER PRESSURE TO REVEAL IMPACT OF MINING TAX

THE reduction to the 30 per cent minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) is a positive political step for the Gillard Government in light of the looming election.

What remains to be seen is how the Government is going to address the broader economic implications in terms of the obvious budget hole that her mining deal has left. We’re s...

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NEW CAPITAL MARKET FOR RESOURCE INDUSTRY: HONG KONG

NEW CAPITAL MARKET FOR RESOURCE INDUSTRY: HONG KONG

BACK in October 2009, we alerted you to proposed changes that the Hong Kong Securities Exchange (HKSE) flagged to relax the eligibility criteria for mineral companies seeking admission.

The recent finalisation of these changes (due to commence this month) is a real win for exploration companies looking for access to the very active Hong Kong m...

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NEW CONTAGION: GDC TO REPLACE GFC

NEW CONTAGION: GDC TO REPLACE GFC

THE significant volatility on the international equities market demonstrates a high level of anxiety surrounding the current ‘Government Debt Crisis’ (GDC).

With this playing out, we are seeing the GDC dramatically overshadow the recent encouraging corporate earnings reported by businesses in the United States, bringing back ba...

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MARKET SENTIMENT VERSUS FUNDAMENTALS

MARKET SENTIMENT VERSUS FUNDAMENTALS

LAST month didn’t quite get off to the galloping start some had predicted, but delivered a sell down in equities off the back of fear over the impact of tightened credit supply in China, amongst other things. This month commenced with key personalities signalling that the GFC just might be over, followed shortly afterward by the emergence ...

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