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Articles from: Oil slump weakens Woodside to Market risk and Putin's hardball tactics

Oil slump weakens Woodside

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Slumping oil prices almost wiped out the profits of energy company Woodside Petroleum (WPL) , which booked write-downs of US$1.1 billion after cutting its oil price forecasts

Oil Search profit falls 89pc on energy price slide

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Aug 2016

Oil Search's (ASX: OSH) net profit for the first half of 2016 fell 89 per cent from the same period in 2015 to US$25.6 million, after cost-cutting initiatives were unable to offset significant falls in commodity prices

Off-market transfer legislation abandoned

Author: Katarina Taurian
Date: 31 May 2013

The government has abandoned proposed off-market related party transfer amendments, which the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) claims would have forced costly compliance conditions on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) buying or selling assets to or from related parties

Now the real game begins

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 27 Jan 2017

Following Donald Trump's inauguration, I believe global financial markets will struggle to find a definitive direction for some months

Not the time to doubt Europe

Author: John Ingram
Date: 01 Sep 2014

Jittery investors could be forgiven for having doubts about European equities in today's markets

NIB profit boost driven by lower claims, churn rates

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Feb 2017

NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) shareholders will receive a fully-franked interim dividend of 8.5 cents a share, up 48 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H16)

News Corp's new threat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

The vast number of channels on pay television provide an endless stream of programming, including reality shows about fabulous nobodies that quickly became "water cooler content" -- think Honey Boo-Boo and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Newcrest shows signs of improvement

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Feb 2015

Newcrest Mining (NCM) on Friday announced a 3 per cent fall in underlying profit before one-off items to $200 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014, broadly in line with the corresponding period

New one-stop approaches to income and growth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2014

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry in Australia currently stands at $9.93 billion - up 12 per cent since the last quarter - and Morningstar expects the industry's healthy growth to continue

New legislative changes affecting SMSFs

Author: Melanie Dunn
Date: 09 Jul 2015

New legislation was passed on 19 March 2015 removing the double taxation of after-tax superannuation contributions made in excess of the cap (currently $180,000 a year)

Negative interest rates have become entrenched

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Mar 2016

Capitalism's essential difference from a planned economy is that it allows the price mechanism, rather than some central authority, to allocate resources

NAB's 1Q profit up 6pc, recovery under way

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Feb 2015

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an unaudited profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $1.65 billion, up 6 per cent on the same quarter in fiscal 2014

NAB sees solid quarter, Newcrest's profit above forecast

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 18 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank

NAB posts $1.7bn 1Q cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Feb 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Tuesday announced an unaudited cash profit from continuing operations--which excludes the recently demerger and IPO of Clydesdale Group in the UK--of approximately $1.7 billion for the first quarter ended December 2015

NAB lifts 3Q earnings, Bendigo result in line

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • National Australia Bank (NAB)

NAB disappoints with cash profit fall

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Oct 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 9.8 per cent fall in cash earnings -- a preferred measure of underlying profitability among the big banks -- to $5.18 billion for the financial year to the end of September 2014

NAB disappoints despite cash profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2014

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced an 8.5 per cent year-on-year rise in cash earnings to $3.15 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2014

MYOB IPO attracts due to cloud transition

Author: Morningstar analysts
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Daniel Mueller is Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research

Myer records fall in profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Sep 2013

Myer Holdings Limited (MYR) has recorded an 8.7 per cent fall in profit for the fiscal year to 27 July 2013 to $127 million, short of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $144.8 million

Motley lot ignites diversity

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 13 Apr 2016

At last, some diversity

Morningstar's observations of PM's portfolio

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Oct 2015

In 2005, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the BRW Rich List with a net worth of $133 million

More quantitative easing if necessary

Author: Scott Thiel
Date: 08 Sep 2015

It feels like a long six weeks since the European Central Bank (ECB) governing council's last monetary policy statement

Mining profits surprise on upside

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Dec 2015

Australian company profits strengthened in the September quarter of 2015, breaking a five-quarter run of negatives, and some surprising results in the mining sector may give hope to the beleaguered miners who are struggling to keep shareholders happy amid falling commodity prices

Mining and energy: darkest before dawn?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Jan 2016

Investors in energy and mining stocks could be forgiven for thinking the sky had fallen in

Mermaid more than myth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2013

Mermaid Marine Australia (MRM) , the biggest provider of marine services to the West Australian oil and gas industry, has seen its share price rise 27.5 per cent over the past three years, and a massive 105 per cent over the past five years

Medibank: A CBA-style IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Oct 2014

The wait is over

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

Masters and Johnson Q and A

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Market risks from macro hurricanes

Author: Toby Hayes
Date: 24 Jun 2015

Significant moves in macro indicators such as the strength of the US dollar and volatility in the price of commodities -- not least oil -- have had massive economic implications in recent months, both at the corporate and government level

Market risk and Putin's hardball tactics

Author: Michael Cirami
Date: 01 Apr 2014

Are the geopolitical events centring on the Ukraine winding down, or are there broader implications developing? I would say it is closer to the latter

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