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ACCC finds water markets need ‘comprehensive reform’ to increase trust and transparency, building on findings of interim report issued last year.
Controversial Your Future, Your Super changes will remove an exemption to asset disclosure that has allowed superfunds to avoid revealing the value of some unlisted assets.
Founder Sara Menker says the climate risk analysis platform’s $85m Series B comes at a time when ‘economies are getting creative’ as they seek to fall in line with expected new rules.
The federal government plans tighter restrictions on foreign investment in a range of sectors from 2021 – but agriculture will revert to its pre-covid regime.
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The coronavirus-induced recession has prompted concerns the country could emulate New Zealand’s restrictive and lengthy approvals process in the long term.
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Increased capital requirements for New Zealand’s banks will lead to higher interest rates and less appetite to lend to sectors like agriculture.
Basin state governments all said progress was made at a meeting this week, although claims of an ‘overhaul’ of the Plan by the NSW government were dismissed by observers.
With NSW threatening to tear up longstanding water-sharing agreements, institutional investors are questioning whether the headline risk that comes with water investment is worth the consistently strong returns.
The ACCC raised its strongest concerns over a bid by New Forests, which dropped out shortly afterwards, paving the way for the competition watchdog to approve Global Forest Partners’ bid.
Undertakings by ANZ Terminals to divest a facility in South Australia and to exclude a facility at Port Kembla from the deal alleviates competition concerns, the competition watchdog said.
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