ASIC warning on backdoor listings as tech companies take on mining shells

8:56PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is warning investors and company directors to exercise caution when pursuing backdoor listings on the Australian Stock Exchange.

ASIC launches new electronic payments code for online businesses

3:02PM | Thursday, 21 March 2013 |  ASIC has released a new version of the electronic payments code, with the old version failing to take into account the myriad of ways consumers now pay for products on different devices.

ASIC warns website operators about the risks of crowdfunding

8:24PM | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 |  The Australian Securities and Investment Commission issued a warning about the risks of crowdfunding today and said enforcement included fines of up to $22,000 and up to five years’ imprisonment.

South Australia and Victoria worst hit as company collapses rise

7:00AM | Friday, 6 July 2012 |  Company collapses increased by 1.7% in May, with businesses in South Australia, Victoria and the ACT hardest hit by Australia’s uneven economy.

Company insolvencies hit record high – here are five ways to avoid becoming a statistic

4:47PM | Wednesday, 4 April 2012 |  Corporate insolvencies have reached a record high with 1,532 companies being declared insolvent during February, according to the latest official figures.

How much time should I spend on tax and other regulations?

2:24PM | Monday, 20 February 2012 |  The set-up stage will require you to spend a lot of time to making sure you have everything in order. After that, get a good accountant.

Spotting dodgy credit providers

8:43PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  With start-ups continuing to struggle to secure finance from reliable sources such as banks, the need to ensure you are getting a genuinely good deal for your funding is now more pressing than ever.

THE NEWS WRAP: ASIC ramps up scrutiny of the liquidations industry

6:11AM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 |  ASIC has said that it has increased its scrutiny of the liquidations industry, following calls for it to be stripped of its powers to regulate the sector.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australian dollar breaks through 104 US cents

4:05AM | Monday, 4 April 2011 |  For the first time since it started trading in 1983, the Australian dollar broke through 104 US cents, standing at $US1.0403 this morning.

THE NEWS WRAP: ASIC to slash 80 jobs in its investigation unit

3:10AM | Monday, 28 March 2011 |  Around 80 jobs will be cut at corporate regulator the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, mostly in its investigation unit.