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What is causing market volatility?

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

What is an emerging market?

Author: Patricia Oey
Date: 09 Jun 2016

According to the organisation, the distinction was no longer relevant, as it aims to use a set of sustainable development goals that can be applied to all countries

What is an emerging market?

Author: Patricia Oey
Date: 09 Jun 2016

According to the organisation, the distinction was no longer relevant, as it aims to use a set of sustainable development goals that can be applied to all countries

What higher Fed rates mean for stocks

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Sep 2015

The clock is ticking on the US Federal Reserve's long-anticipated decision to hike interest rates, with a move expected as early as 17 September

What Brexit means for your portfolio

Author: Jeremy Glaser
Date: 27 Jun 2016

It's much harder to stick to that discipline when the Dow is down over 600 points in a day and there is mounting uncertainty about the future of the global economy

What are the ATO's SMSF compliance targets for FY17?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Nov 2016

Fewer SMSF trustees and their funds were penalised by the ATO in fiscal 2016, with the ATO pointing to its more collaborative approach

What a stronger US$ tells us about equities

Author: Dominic Rossi
Date: 04 Jul 2013

When Bill Clinton was elected US president in 1992, he was fortunate enough to reap the fiscal benefits of tax hikes and the peace dividend that arose from the fall of the Berlin Wall - two forces that helped to turn a federal budget deficit of 4 per cent into a surplus during his time in office

What a sinking Aussie dollar means for your portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Sep 2014

The Australian dollar fell to a six-month low this week

What a difference one day can make

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Overview

Westpac's Kelly named CEO award finalist

Author: Todd Wenning
Date: 04 Dec 2014

In his 1994 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that: "Over time, the skill with which a company's managers allocate capital has an enormous impact on the enterprise's value." We couldn't agree more

Westpac's interim result shy of forecasts

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2016

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of profitability among the big banks which excludes one-off items--of $3.9 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2016, up 3 per cent on the previous corresponding half year

Westpac records in-line cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Nov 2015

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.82 billion for the financial year ended 30 September 2015

Westpac posts flat 1H cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 May 2015

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced cash earnings of $3.778 billion or 121.3 cents a share for the first half of its 2015 fiscal year, unchanged on the prior corresponding period

Westpac lifts cash profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big banks -- to $3.8 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Westpac announces special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Nov 2013

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced a cash profit of $7.1 billion for the fiscal year to September 2013, up 8 per cent on the previous year

Westpac and the holy grail

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2013

Three of Australia's big four banks recently announced some impressive profit results for the 2013 fiscal year

Westfield's half-year earnings meet guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD) has recorded funds from operations (FFO)--a preferred measure of real estate investment trusts' earnings--of US$342 million for the half-year ended 30 June 2016, in line with guidance

Westfield on track, Qantas surprises

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 29 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Group (WDC)

Westfield in line, WorleyParsons' profit falls

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Westfield Corporation (WFD)

Wesfarmers, Woodside lift dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers Limited

Wesfarmers makes $579m capital return

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers (WES)

Wesfarmers gives investors $1.1bn bonus

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Wesfarmers

Weighing up the chance of a Grexit

Author: Holly Cook
Date: 08 Jul 2015

Stock markets across the Eurozone opened sharply lower on Monday morning after the people of Greece voted a resounding "no" to an International Monetary Fund-imposed "cash-for-reform" deal

Weather weighs on AGL, Westfield's earnings in line

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • AGL Energy

Wealth division drags AMP's profit down 10 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 18 Aug 2016

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) has reported a net profit of $523 million for the first half of 2016, up 3 per cent on the corresponding period in 2015

Ways to beat the 3 per cent inflation rate

Author: Elizabeth Moran
Date: 26 Aug 2014

Not long ago, low inflation and high interest rates meant investors could easily get a good real return just by putting their money in the bank

Way out for debt-stricken governments

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Austerity has failed to reduce the debt burdens of governments that imposed this remedy to fix their finances

Was Medibank a bad buy?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Jul 2015

Medibank's (MPL) initial public offering was launched in November 2014 with a great deal of fanfare within the investment community

Wake up and smell the tulips

Author: Robert Mead
Date: 25 Oct 2016

At the time of the GFC, the RBA cash rate was 7.25 per cent, reflecting inflation above the Reserve Bank of Australia's target band of 2 to 3 per cent

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