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Securities Commission

'Why NZ needs class actions law'

Gareth Vaughan argues the government needs to revive a stalled attempt to pass a Class Actions Bill to help finance company investors recover something. Your view?

FMA boss calls for investor patience

FMA CEO Sean Hughes downplays prospect of using new powers to try and recoup NZ$3.45 bln lost by finance company investors

'Investor justice in the slow lane'

The FMA needs to bring long running, SecCom inherited probes into failed finance co's to speedy conclusion

Feltex shareholders get nothing

How shareholders lost, the lawyers won and no one was held accountable in the Feltex debacle. Your view?

FMA targets Bernard Whimp on day 1

New financial markets regulator wants NZ to be  'a good place to invest'. Your view?

Feltex Five 'put themselves first'

Why five former directors of failed carpet maker Feltex are still in the gun

FMA to get NZ$24m this year

Private sector to help fund new Financial Markets Authority's NZ$24m annual budget

Bikes in the FMA's sights

Watch out white collar criminals on bicycles, the FMA has the power to search your bike

Letter to Mark Hotchin and Rob Alloway

Hey Hanover and Allied Farmers, stop fighting and give the NZ$5 million to ex-Hanover investors

RBNZ 'punishing successful businesses'

Ex-finance company CEO lets rip at RBNZ & Securities Commission. Your view?