Focus Minerals Ltd., a leading Australian gold producer and explorer, has announced the appointment of Paul Fromson as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary following the resignation of current CFO Jon Grygorcewicz.

Mr Fromson has more than 30 years industry experience, including 18 years with ASX listed resource companies. His most recent role was CFO and Company Secretary for Bauxite Resources Limited where he played a key role in two large joint ventures with Chinese partners.

“Paul brings a very strong skillset to the Focus Minerals team at an important time in our growth,” said Focus Minerals Chief Executive Officer Campbell Baird.

The Federal Government has released an exposure draft of amendments that will implement changes to income tax law affecting consolidated groups.

The Federal Government has released the final report of the Council of Financial Regulators (CFR), outlining the proposed next steps towards fully implementing Australia's G20 commitment to improve risk management and reduce systemic risk in the 'over-the-counter' (OTC) markets for financial derivative products.

The Federal Government has released draft legislation aimed at helping protect worker's superannuation entitlements.

The Bank of Queensland has released its official results for the first half of the financial year, with the company posting a $90.6 million loss.

The IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO) confirms that our economic fundamentals are strong with the Australian economy expected to outperform every major advanced economy over the next two years.

Speaking on ABC’s AM radio show, Garry Weaven calls on the Federal Government to rewrite the Reserve Bank’s charter so to start healing a damaged economy.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced Robin Payne as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), officially placing him in the role he has served in since January following the retirement of Jean-Pascal Beaufret.

The Federal Government has appointed Brian Wilson as the Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board for a five-year term starting on 16 April.

The Council of Financial Regulator has released its recommendations on reforms to the oversight of the country’s financial market infrastructure to ensure continued protection for investors, businesses and market participants.

The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions have released a joint issues paper for their inaugural study on options to further enhance integration between the Australian and New Zealand economies.

ANZ has announced Peter Davis as the company’s new CEO in Japan, following his promotion from Global Head of Utilities and Infrastructure at ANZ.

Chief Executive of ANZ Phil Chronican has expressed his confusion with Australia’s ongoing campaign against banks and the pay packages of their executives.

The Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac and GE Money have applied to Fair Work Australia to include weekends in the definition of ordinary hours of work under the banking, finance and insurance award, arguing that it would promote flexibility in the workplace.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced it has kept the country’s official cash rate unchanged at 4.25 per cent, citing recent information surrounding the world economy.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) have urged the Federal Government to reconsider its determination to see a budget surplus in 2012-13, saying it is risky to pursue the goal given the economic volatility.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its first report detailing its enforcement actions for the period 1 July to 31 December 2011.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report on exchange traded funds, outlining how the growing industry is regulated in Australia and the impact if proposed international principles to address concerns by overseas regulators. 

The Queensland Government has announced it has appointed Peter Costello as the head of the Independent Commission of Audit into the state’s finances.

The latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows an in increase job vacancies by 0.7 per cent in February, showing a turn around from a previous spate of declines.

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Assistant Govenor, Guy Debelle, has hit out at the country’s banks for raising interest rates to shield their profits from increased borrowing costs during the global financial crisis.

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