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The perils of free money

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 23 Jul 2014

Imagine Janet Yellen and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting members singing the lyrics to Chicago , the musical

The importance of quality

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 11 Feb 2016

"It's quality, rather than quantity, that matters." The quote may sound like a tag line from a 1950's advertisement, but surprisingly it comes from Roman Emperor Nero's tutor and adviser, Lucius Seneca.

The importance of binding nominations

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 24 Mar 2016

When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries

The end of dividend imputation?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"

Thank you sir, may I have another?

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 18 Nov 2015

Forecasting is a tough game

Telco, media consolidation to gather momentum

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Oct 2015

With a lower Australian dollar making Australian equities cheaper and political change at the very top, discussion is turning to which sectors of the Australian stock market would house the most likely takeover targets

Targeted estate-planning strategies

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Dec 2014

As former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser once said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy." And life certainly isn't easy when it comes to many families

Tabcorp, Tatts announce $11.3bn merger

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Tabcorp (ASX: TAH) and Tatts Group (ASX: TTS) on Wednesday said they will merge to create a gambling group worth around $11.3 billion, marking the second such attempt at a tie-up in less than 12 months

Sunshine, lollipops and ...

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Suncorp's profit hit by storms, banking bounces

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Aug 2016

Overall, cash profit was down 8.6 per cent from a year earlier

Stockland's profit falls after "tough" year

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 13 Aug 2013

Stockland's (SGP) underlying net profit for the financial year to 30 June 2013 fell 27 per cent on the previous year to $494.8 million, the property investment company said on Tuesday

Something amazing about to happen in China

Author: Richard Watt
Date: 21 Nov 2016

This is amazing not because it will offer better investment opportunities in China, but because it represents a key part of the incredible story of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the companies listed on it, and the city it sits in

SMSF assets will not need segregating

Author: Doug McBirnie
Date: 23 Jun 2016

But the changes highlight how a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) may be well-placed to take advantage of the changes by providing retirees with the ability to plan and manage their tax settings in a single vehicle

SMSF assets fall as shares slide, property on the rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 Jun 2016

But property and cash deposit exposures grew, reflecting a flight to the perceived safety of these asset classes

Silver linings shine in China's risks

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 25 May 2016

In our experience, the key to understanding economic and financial events in China lies in analysing how three factors intersect with, and influence, each other

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Operating cash flows before interest and tax stood at $274.7 million for fiscal 2016

Rocky start to 2016

Author: Greg Meier
Date: 27 Apr 2016

Equities whipsawed from bear market to bull run last quarter as global recession fears collided with an increasingly dovish policy stance at the US Federal Reserve

Risk has increased markedly

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 May 2016

Overview

Rio Tinto shows shareholder commitment

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Feb 2015

Global mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) on Thursday announced a 9 per cent fall in underlying earnings to US$9.3 billion for 2014

Rio Tinto dumps dividend policy

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Feb 2016

Mining giant Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) has confirmed investors' fears by officially scrapping its progressive dividend policy, after a collapse in commodity prices cut profits in half for fiscal 2015

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

Retirees draw on super slowly, don't blow the cash

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Retirees are increasingly choosing to access their superannuation through income streams rather than lump sums, and the trend will only continue, with more than one in four Australian retirees drawing a pension from their superannuation funds, official figures reveal, with the average withdrawal at $502 a week

Retail props up Wesfarmers' profit

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

A strong performance at the checkout helped Wesfarmers Limited (WES) lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions

Reporting season calendar

Author: Morningstar
Date: 29 Jan 2016

Mon 01 Feb -- Tue 02 Feb NVT

Relapse in iron ore rally inevitable

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 06 May 2016

While the iron ore price has bounced back in recent times there is still more pain to come for the smaller iron ore miners, who still face burgeoning supply and an ongoing focus on cost reduction, which will push some out of the higher-cost producers out of the industry

Ramsay upgrades guidance on healthy profits

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Ramsay Health Care (RHC) upgraded its profit guidance on Thursday as it unveiled a healthy earnings result for the December half

QBE's 1H cash profit falls but dividend increases

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

QBE Insurance (ASX: QBE) on Wednesday announced a 39 per cent fall in cash profit to US$287 million for the half year ended 30 June 2016, but managed to raise its dividend by 5 per cent as strong cash generation offset the effects of challenging economic conditions

Qantas to return $500m to investors after record earnings

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Aug 2016

Qantas Group (ASX: QAN) has posted a record 57 per cent rise in underlying profit before tax to $1.53 billion for fiscal 2016, which will enable the resumption of dividend payments, the airline said on Wednesday

Pre-retirement trustees have most to lose from proposed super changes

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Oct 2016

The study used a sample of 14,351 SMSF funds provided to the SMSF Association by BGL Corporate Solutions, an SMSF software and administration provider

Position yourself for inflation outbreak, warns BT

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 14 May 2013

The global economy is being primed to dangerous levels and investors need to be prepared for an "outbreak" of inflation, says BT chief investment officer Patrick Farrell

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