Press Coverage of the 6th Annual Conference

ASIC marching to the 'fast and furious' beat of harder regulation.

Alex Sampson. Friday 8 November 2019. Australian Banking Daily

'ASIC has spent a bit of time lately myth busting assumptions about its role in a post-Hayne world.

The first myth is that ASIC has become the ethics conduct regulator, deputy chair Karen Chester told a room of bankers and bureaucrats at Melbourne University's Centre for Asian Business and Economics annual conference in Melbourne yesterday.

“It’s important for us to recognise that we are the last line of defence and with that pole position comes an acknowledgement that we cannot singlehandedly deliver ethical behaviour across corporate Australia,” Chester said. “Nor should we try to do so at the end of the day."'

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Public Lecture by Professor Dwight H. Perkins (Harvard University)

China's Progress Towards a Market Economy and the Influence of Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

Tuesday 17th July, 2018 (Copland Theatre)

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The transition from a centrally planned command economy to an efficient market economy is a more complex process than was commonly assumed by many of the economists advising this transition in Eastern Europe. China began this transition in an unplanned but effective way and then in the early 1990s made a firm commitment to create an efficient market economy. Creating the institutions required by such an economy was accomplished first by central government actions and then increasingly by reforms often instituted at the enterprise level. The Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress in 2013 laid out an ambitious plan to complete the process. But in 2017 and 2018 progress toward an efficient market economy was called into question by a combination of US government actions questioning the value of liberal multilateral trade arrangements and a Chinese leadership decision to bring politics and political ideology back into economic decision making at all levels.

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