How climate change impacts the cost of loans
Grappling with how to price 'drought risk', global lenders are charging farmers higher levels of interest. Could Australian producers feel the heat?
Banks have diversified, but failure risk has risen – why?
Over the last decades, major Australian banks have morphed from their traditional role of deposit and loan firms, into big "one-stop shop" financial institutions with risk spread across different assets.
New tax for banks but no tax change for the petroleum industry
While Australian banks are facing a new tax from the 2017 federal budget, the government has passed over another major sector – the petroleum industry, according to a Monash Business School resources taxation expert.