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Articles from: Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets to Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

Aurizon, Iluka announce write-downs

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 31 Jan 2017

Australia's biggest rail freight operator Aurizon Holdings (ASX: AZJ) and mineral sands miner Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) announced hundreds of millions of dollars in write-downs on Tuesday, ahead of the upcoming local corporate earnings season

Can an SMSF member still bring forward their non-concessional cap?

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 25 Jan 2017

The legislation not only introduces eligibility requirements, it also requires members to meet further criteria at the beginning of each year making up their bring-forward period before being able to use any shortfall from a previous year in that bring-forward period

James Hardie reports softer 3Q, flags modest FY17 downgrade

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 2017

Building materials and cement company James Hardie Industries (ASX: JHX) has reported US$52.6 million in adjusted net profits for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, down 6 per cent from $55.8 million in the previous corresponding quarter

The world awaits Trump

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 20 Jan 2017

The world awaits the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America on 20 January

Key takeaways from PIMCO's cyclical outlook

Author: Joachim Fels
Date: 11 Jan 2017

As co-author Andrew Balls and I noted, the only certainty in our view is that the "tails" in the distribution of potential macro outcomes have become fatter--that is, more extreme scenarios, which usually have a low probability of taking place, have become more likely

Is now a good time to buy?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 09 Jan 2017

A lot has happened since my last report in early December

The good, the bad and the ugly in emerging markets

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets

What you need to know about absolute return funds

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Jan 2017

"I've never heard of a fund manager not wanting to generate an absolute return--you don't hear of a negative return fund

Are these active ETFs worth adding to your portfolio?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 01 Feb 2017

The Australian ETF market had another year of rapid growth, expanding to $25.4 billion in 2016, from $21 billion in 2015

Is there really a minimum viable balance for your SMSF?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 02 Feb 2017

A detailed statistical analysis of more than 20,000 SMSFs between 2008 and 2015 showed clear correlations between fund balances, asset diversification, cost-effectiveness, and performance

China crisis still a possibility

Author: Manuela Badawy
Date: 08 Feb 2017

This time last year, China was grabbing headlines due to a precipitous drop in its stock market and heightened volatility of its currency

Happiness runs

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for

Higher prices power AGL profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The profit gain was helped by the removal of $656 million of impairments and restructuring costs in the previous half year in relation to its natural gas assets, along with a change in the value of financial instruments

4 points to note as resources rally

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Little more than a year ago, we were struck by how far materials, dominated by minerals producers, had fallen as a proportion of the ASX through time

Treasury Wine more than doubles earnings, ups dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Feb 2017

Net profit and earnings per share (EPS) for the half year to 31 December 2016, including one-off items, stood at $136.2 million and 18.5 cents a share, respectively

Aurizon books $54m 1H17 net profit despite earlier write-downs

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Aurizon Holdings (ASX: AZJ) recorded $54 million in statutory net profit after tax (NPAT) for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after its $108-million statutory loss in the same period last year

Origin books $1.68bn LNG-linked loss for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Feb 2017

This is largely attributed to a post-tax $1.9 billon impairment, relating to a $1 billion carrying value reduction of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), in which Origin (ASX: ORG) holds a 37 per cent stake

Rio Tinto back in black with US$4.6bn profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The Anglo-Australian miner posted net earnings of US$4.6 billion (A$6 billion) for 2016, marking a US$5.5-billion turnaround after recording a US$866 million loss for the previous year

Trump-led trading spike benefits ASX 1H17 result

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

Group revenue for the market operator grew 2.8 per cent to $386 million in the six months to 31 December 2016, from $376 million a year earlier

Computershare 1H17 result banks on business renewal, rising rates

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Computershare (ASX: CPU) shareholders will receive an interim dividend of 17 cents a share, 30 per cent franked, up 6.3 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2016

JB Hi-Fi shares soar after record earnings lift

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Feb 2017

Statutory net profit stood at $110.4 million, up 16 per cent on the same half in the prior year

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

Is the Reserve Bank out on a limb?

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 10 Feb 2017

The Reserve Bank left the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent following the 7 February meeting

Here's why the ASX could show further strength

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Feb 2017

In the last report, I suggested the correction in the Australian market may have further to run

CBA lifts half-year cash profit 2pc, dividend 1pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Cash earnings per share stood at $2.86, flat on the previous corresponding half, the bank said in a statement to the ASX

Perpetual shares rally on revenue boost

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Investors welcomed the result by pushing shares in the company to a fresh year-high level on Thursday afternoon

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

Oil Search back in black but still under pressure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Feb 2017

Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) returned to positive territory in the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2016, reversing the loss of US$39.4 million posted for 2015

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

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