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Investigation into Australia’s Crown Resorts deepens

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Australia’s financial crimes watchdog has widened its investigation into Crown Resorts.

The watchdog uncovered potential breaches of anti-money laundering laws at Crown’s Perth casino.

Crown Resorts’ also admitted on Monday that it broke Victorian law for five years at its flagship Melbourne casino and confirmed the financial crimes watchdog has launched a second probe into money laundering at its Burswood casino following revelations at the West Australian royal commission.

An October probe triggered an 8 percent crash in Crown’s share price, wiping $500 million from the company’s value.

Crowns Resorts says it’s “continuing investigations into these matters, including whether it may have breached other laws”.

Rival casino operators The Star and SkyCity also told the market the watchdog AUSTRAC had launched an investigation into financial crimes at their casinos for possible breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.

Australian Watchdogs Step Up Investigations

Meanwhile, SkyCity Adelaide is also being investigated for potential breaches.

And one of Australia’s big four banks, NAB has also been referred to AUS-TRAC for “potential serious and ongoing non-compliance” with anti-money laundering laws.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Nvidia’s market dominance is driving Wall Street to new records

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Nvidia’s stellar results propel Wall Street to unprecedented heights.

Nvidia’s latest financial results have become the catalyst for Wall Street’s surge to record highs.

The renowned graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer reported exceptional performance, beating market expectations and instilling newfound confidence in investors.

Nvidia’s revenue and earnings exceeded projections, driven by robust demand for its GPUs across various sectors, including gaming, artificial intelligence, and data centres.

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How the Australian market reached its 15-year high

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Australia’s financial landscape is experiencing a historic surge as the market reaches 15-year highs, prompting investors to delve into the key factors driving this remarkable growth.

The Australian economy has demonstrated resilience and adaptability, navigating global challenges to emerge as a standout performer in the post-pandemic era.

A confluence of factors has contributed to the Australian market’s ascent. Strong economic fundamentals, including robust GDP growth and low unemployment rates, have instilled confidence among investors.

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Rate hike fears loom for New Zealand following RBNZ meeting

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As the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) convenes for its latest meeting, speculations are rife regarding the possibility of a rate hike and the potential repercussions for the market.

With the global economic landscape in a state of flux, central banks play a crucial role in shaping monetary policies to navigate uncertainties and spur economic recovery.

Analysts and investors are closely monitoring the RBNZ’s statements and actions, particularly regarding interest rates.

Speculation is mounting that the central bank may consider a rate hike to address concerns related to inflation and to align with global trends.

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