Older men are financial advisers' best customers

Women aged 50 and older accounted for 10 per cent of those baby boomers seeking advice, according to BT Financial Group's Adviser View website that compares customers' rankings of Westpac-aligned advisers.


Next move: Thailand as HQ and trading hub of Asean

THAILAND has offered tax incentives for regional operating headquarters and international procurement centres for more than 10 years, but there are fewer than 300 companies operating ROHs or IPCs.


Banks brace for $28 billion hit

The inquiry said that safety of the banking system was of paramount importance and he did not believe it should be left to taxpayers to bail out the financial system in the event of a financial shock.