If you learn one thing from how the super wealthy keep growing their money, it's this: don't take what a corporate broker or adviser brings without really pulling it apart.
Banking industry insiders believe they had a win at the banking royal commission this week. It was the week when the Hayne commission came head-to-head with tough commercial reality.
Despite fear of a residential property crash and constant talk of falling house prices in Sydney, Harry Triguboff's wealth still increased $1.34 billion in 12 months.
The royal commission could pish small business borrowers to the high tech finance sector charging more than 40pc interest rates.
As the banking industry goes through a catharsis induced by the Hayne royal commission leading bankers are turning their minds to the future.
A day after cancelling their meeting, President Donald Trump said he might meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un on June 12 after all.
CBA home loan applicants will now have to reveal their total borrowings on everything from school fees to credit cards.
Westpac has parted ways with top trader Colin "The Rat" Roden but will stand by other top executives after the Federal Court said the bank acted unconscionably but didn't manipulate the bank bill swap rate.
Suncorp has defended a practice of attempting to recover the balance of bad business loans, even after the ombudsman deemed them irresponsible.
The guardian of Australia's key benchmark bank bill swap rate says the new rate setting process is working as intended.
The Buckeridge family faces accepting a big discount if it opts to sell the BGC Group as a sum of the many parts that generated $2.7 billion in revenue last year.
Sydney Airport is not worried about competition when the Western Sydney Airport opens in 2026, says chairman Trevor Gerber.
US stocks bounced between gains and losses as plummeting oil prices rocked energy shares.
?Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production by some 1 million barrels a day, sources said.
The landscape for paper iron ore appears to be reaching an inflection point, where the ultimate outcome is somewhat uncertain.
Investors plunged into emerging markets in 2017 and earned big. Now, with Turkey and Argentina teetering on the edge of crises, is the emerging market trade dead?
It may well prove that Malcolm Turnbull has actually done Bill Shorten a political favour with its byelection blindside.
The government has traduced convention by matching Labor with tricky-poo politics over the super Saturday date.
This week was the first in while where the banks could push back against endless criticism.
CEO Rob Scott said he wanted to invest more capital offshore. The ill-planned UK venture has cost Wesfarmers about $1.75 billion.
The chief beneficiaries of the third stage of proposed income tax cuts will be earning up to $200,000 but still be classified as middle-income earners by the time the cuts are delivered.
Dozens of wealthy entrepreneurs in China received a letter offering a handshake and a one-on-one photo with the president for $US100,000 - a "VVIP" trip "to be remembered for a lifetime".
Labor may have to defer its National Conference until next year after it agreed on Friday to cancel the event in late July due to the super Saturday controversy.
Great Barrier Reef Foundation chairman John Schubert said the not-for-profit charity was qualified to receive the $444 million grant from the Turnbull government to help protect the reef.
Australia and international partners had demanded answers from Vladimir Putin's regime.
The threat of trade protectionism is the biggest concern looming over the global economy, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said.
"North Korean theatrics" in response to Mr Trump's summit cancellation cap off a roller-coaster few months for the region.
Portnoy's Complaint, with its flamboyant depiction of Jewish-American culture and teenage sexual awakening, was the novel that shattered Australia's outdated censorship regime.
Judging by the evidence of President Donald Trump's dealings with China and North Korea this week, it has been a disaster.
The anger from Washington, one older Iranian diplomat said, was like a phantom itch that people who have lost limbs sometimes experience.
Australians have been quick to embrace cashless payments for their day-to-day transactions but cash is still in strong demand.
Want to end up in court or leave your kids squabbling? Tread carefully when it comes to loans for financial help.
Businesses might be required to dob in customers who offer to pay cash for goods and services worth over $10,000, under government plans.