ASIC legal manoeuvre ‘smacks of humbug and reeks of insincerity’
"I think your submissions smack of humbug and reek of insincerity," Justice Beach said. Because ASIC is a government entity, it is required to conduct court cases as a "model litigant", meaning it is held to a higher standard of acting transparently and fairly than private companies in the conduct of its cases."We are now halfway though…
‘Horrific pattern’: Amnesty says 106 killed in Iran protests
Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed more than 100 people across the country, according to rights group Amnesty International.  In a statement on Tuesday, the UK-based organisation accused Iranian security forces of using "excessive and lethal force" to crush the demonstrations since they started on…
Nuchev locks in $48.7 million IPO
Street TalkNov 20, 2019 — 9.45amGoat milk infant formula company Nuchev has completed its IPO raising and will hit the ASX boards on December 9.Nuchev CEO Ben Dingle. Wayne TaylorThe company raised $48.7 million at $2.60 a share in a bookbuild on Tuesday.Wilsons was bookrunner and lead manager on the deal. Reunion Capital Partners was an…
TikTok boss says nothing to fear from China-owned video app
TechnologySocial mediaTo its users, TikTok is a haven for creativity. To security officials, the Chinese-owned firm is a big concern. Alex Zhu is on a mission to calm fears.Alex Zhu helped found Musical.ly, a Shanghai-based lip-syncing app that ByteDance acquired in 2017 and folded into TikTok. New York TimesRaymond ZhongNov 20, 2019 — 9.30amLike almost everybody…
Kurt Volker shuts down GOP conspiracies on Joe Biden, Ukraine – Business Insider
The Republicans on the Intelligence Committee called Volker as one of their witnesses, but he almost immediately shattered their main talking point.