Banking royal commission: Why didn’t CBA listen to its inner voices
Rowena Orr QC would have raised the hopes of the bankers waiting nervously to face this week's royal commission hearings when she declared that the purpose of these hearings is "not to go over old ground, or to seek more apologies, or expressions of regret".Rather, she said, "the purpose is to explore the causes of…
Myer shares plunge after fall in October quarter sales
Myer shares have plunged as much as 16 per cent to six-month lows as investors wound back profit expectations following a sharp fall in sales in the October quarter.Myer shares fell as much as 7.5¢ to 37.5¢ in early trade on Monday after emerging from an ASX-enforced trading halt on Friday, when the retailer finally confirmed a report in The Australian…
‘Shrek Retold’ is a bizarre fan-made remake of the classic animated film
By Johnny Lieu2018-11-19 01:13:22 UTC Nearly 20 years on and several disappointing sequels later, Shrek is still on our minds. As it has been for over 200 people, who have contributed to a huge and very weird project called Shrek Retold, a scene-by-scene remake of the 1999 film. Behind it all is 3GI, the team…
Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggle
Colombo, Sri Lanka - The three men at the heart of Sri Lanka's weeks-long power struggle have held direct talks for the first time since the crisis erupted, but their meeting failed to reach a breakthrough, according to officials. President Maithripala Sirisena called for the talks days after several parliamentary votes on a no-confidence motion against…
Peru’s former president seeks asylum
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alan Garcia asked for asylum at the Uruguayan embassy in Peru's capital Lima Peru's former president has requested asylum at the Uruguayan embassy after being barred from leaving the country. Alan Garcia is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts to build a…