MS&AD’s re-entry into China life insurance poses challenge

Japanese firm was the dark horse in race to buy CBA’s stake in a Chinese life insurer. While it celebrates its surprise win, it will do well to remember clinching the deal is just the opening skirmish in a battle to crack the market.
May 23, 2018

CBA's 'global search' for a CEO ends at home

Matt Comyn takes over at the helm of the troubled Aussie lender. But moving its former retail chief to the top job won't ease scrutiny amid a compliance scandal.
January 29, 2018

Holding Australian banks more accountable

As the global financial crisis showed, bank profiteering at the expense of prudent risk management can devastate economies. In Australia, an independent enquiry into bank activities is long overdue.
August 18, 2017

Aussies set to get more Chinese capital

A free-trade deal between Beijing and Canberra is making it easier for Chinese companies and individuals to acquire assets in Australia.
September 23, 2015

Commonwealth Bank issues Thai baht bond

CBA is the first Australian borrower to tap the Thai bond market. The aggressively priced two-tranche deal reopens a market closed since last September.
May 31, 2009

KKR sells Cleanaway to Transpacific

Less than 12 months after completing a leveraged buy-out of Cleanaway, KKR sells the Australian waste management business for $1 billion.
May 16, 2007

Turning the tables at CBA

The Commonwealth BankÆs recently appointed head of global markets has a strategy for putting the bank back on top of the deal league tables.
November 30, 2006