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Media commentary on Australia's capital raising rules


July 14, 2020

Here are links to all of the media commentary about Australia's capital raising rules since changes were announced on April 1.

July 13

Why Australian retail investors should be angry with ASX and ASIC
James Thomson, AFR Chanticleer column

McCrann is right about these unfair capital raising rules
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

July 11

Regulators asleep at the wheel
Terry McCrann, The Australian

July 9

ASX doubles up on investor rip-off
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

July 8

Riding the next capital raising wave
David Friedlander and colleagues, AFR

June 30
Qantas capital raising, Macquarie tilt, Super Retail, foreign life insurers and Nine's unmarketable parcel offer
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

June 23

Capital raisings getting worse, RSL Victoria, Macquarie tilt, ASA AGM, foreign ownership, Crikey archive and Rich Listers
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

June 16

Bring Rio Tinto home, index changes, branch stacking, Macquarie scale back, Kogan, Super Retail, Crikey and Rich Listers
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

June 9

Foreign ban, Kerry Stokes, Oohmedia placement, capital raisings and scale backs
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

June 2

Vicinity Centres offers fig leaf to fake regulators
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

Refunds top $2b, NAB shafts retail and founders get diluted
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

May 30

SPP offers and their fig leaf of fairness
Terry McCrann, The Australian

Capital raisings a great opportunity for small investors
James Kirby, The Australian

May 28

NAB joins the club of companies shafting retail shareholders
Stephen Mayne, Crikey

NAB raising leaves retail shareholders missing spoils
Richard Gluyas, The Australian

May 27

The unfairness of our capital raising system
Scott Francis, Eureka Report

Ramsay SPP, NAB scale back and Rich Listers getting diluted
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

May 26

NAB raising creates rod for its own back
Rear Window, AFR

May 25

All eyes on NAB offer
John Durie, The Australian

May 19

SPP scale backs and Oil Search director in capital raising snafu
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

May 12

NABs big test, SPPs flooded and capital raising pipeline
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

May 5

Big bank capital raisings, Cochlear scale back and plenty more
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

May 1

Fee grabbing investment banks like call centre operators
Aaron Patrick, AFR

April 30

Capital raisings could crack $70 billion
Tony Boyd, AFR Chanticleer

April 29

Qube bucks the trend with $500m rights issue
AFR Street Talk column

April 28

Cochlear listen to the little guy on SPP
James Thomson, AFR Chanticleer

Raisings a fee bonanza for bankers
John Durie, The Australian

NAB shafts retail, Reece overs, Southern Cross disclosure and plenty more
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

April 27

NAB to shareholders: we will screw you
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

NAB kicks retail shareholders in the teeth
John Durie, The Australian

April 24

Bankers must shed more light on dark art of capital allocations
AFR Chanticleer column

Will the ASX chairman look after small Cochlear retail holders?
Stephen Mayne, Crikey

April 23

Fake regulators ASX and ASIC smear lipstick on their pig
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

Cochlear capital raise draws political ire
AFR Rear Window column

Retail brokers furious after zeroed in Ramsay placement
AFR Street Talk column

April 21

Why the ASX blitzes the world on capital raisings
AFR Chanticleer column

Why Next DC's $672m placement leaves fundies furious
AFR Chanticleer column

Inside the capital raising deluge as retail investors diluted
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

April 16

Ownership Matters ranks the capital raising winners and losers
AFR Chanticleer column

April 15

Auckland council shafted in $NZ1b Auckland Airport placement
Stephen Mayne, Crikey

April 14

Critics take aim at anything goes capital raising system
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

April 10

Reece bucks the trend on retail investor rip offs
Terry McCrann, The Australian

April 7

A deluge of dodgy capital raisings shafting retail investors
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

In a wall cross, everyone wins except retail investors
John Durie, The Australian

April 6

How Reece SPP shows the way for fake regulators
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

Warning for small investors in Cochlear windfall
AFR Chanticleer column

Small shareholders ripped off by banker heist greenlighted by ASX
Stephen Mayne, Michaelwest.com

April 3

Discounted share issues the great heist or our era
Terry McCrann, The Australian

April 1

Why ASX is handing easy money to greedy bankers
Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

What the ASX's emergency capital raising changes mean
AFR Chanticleer column

March 31

Don't tinker with the capital raising system
Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report

March 26

Cochlear pulls trigger with unfair $930m capital raising
Stephen Mayne, Crikey

March 25

The warning in Cochlear's $850m capital raising
AFR Chanticleer column