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Earnings head south for South32

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Aug 2016

Hit by an average 21 per cent price reduction for its commodities, particularly aluminium and alumina, revenue dropped by 25 per cent to US$5.8 billion, with the company warning of continued tough times

Don't blame China for market rout

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 25 Jan 2016

Stock markets worldwide have been in freefall in 2016, with China taking much of the blame amid fears of a "hard landing" in the world's second-largest economy

Don't be a short-term investor

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 06 Jan 2015

Short-term investing is an oxymoron

CSL, Cochlear to run to $120?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 May 2016

Last year, the big question in the financial media was which company's shares would hit $100 first: CSL's (CSL) , Commonwealth Bank's (CBA) or Macquarie Group's (MQG) ? As this headline asked last May: "Will Macquarie beat Commonwealth Bank to $100?" Shortly after, this headline appeared: "Cochlear, Macquarie Bank race to the $100 share price mark."

CSL and Primary reaffirm guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 12 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • CSL Limited

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

Comeback kid: emerging markets

Author: Claire Dwyer
Date: 30 Sep 2016

"Lower for longer" interest rates looking increasingly like "lower forever" have been a clear driver of flows into the asset class, but a recovery in oil prices and attractive relative valuations are helping too

Chinese regulations present new obstacle for Aussie exporters

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Apr 2016

Australian investors are likely to see some negative effects from the Chinese government's new rules on cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) transactions, at least over the short term

Buying the biotech innovation boom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Apr 2016

Biotechnology may have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory fortune in recent times, but there are still gains to be made by investors willing to take a longer-term punt on the "innovation boom"

Brexit: Surviving the fallout

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 05 Jul 2016

But while Britain and the EU are facing the biggest impact, Australia is not immune to the fallout

BlueScope earnings growth undented by softer steel market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Aug 2016

BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL) on Monday reported $293.1 million in underlying net profit after tax, up 119 per cent on fiscal 2015 and its best earnings result since fiscal 2008.

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian miner posted a US$6.4 billion-loss for the year to 30 June compared to the previous year's US$1.9-billion profit, after posting some US$7.7 billion of write-downs on its US assets (US$4.9 billion), Samarco (US$2.2 billion) and global tax (US$570 million)

Best performing assets in a market plunge

Author: Karen Wallace and Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Sep 2015

After six years of positive market returns, investors are getting a refresher course in what a market sell-off feels like

Bear to unleash its fury?

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 11 Jan 2016

Overview

Bear market prognosis under threat

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Apr 2016

Overview

Bear hasn't run its course

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Feb 2016

Overview

Australian market action encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2016

It was relatively quiet on the S&P 500 last week, with the index basically flat on the week

Australian IPOs outperform broader market

Author: Tim Eisenhauer
Date: 03 May 2016

The Australian initial public offerings (IPOs) market is delivering a robust performance, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 1.3 per cent over the first quarter

Aurizon ups profit, payout ratio

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2013

Aurizon Holdings' (AZJ) underlying net profit for fiscal 2013 rose 16 per cent on the previous year to $487 million, the rail freight company said on Monday

Aurizon profits down as cost-cutting continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Underlying profit fell to $510 million in fiscal 2016, down from $604 million in fiscal 2015

ATO's LRBA guidelines: A safe harbour?

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 12 Apr 2016

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued its Practical Compliance Guidelines as to what constitutes a "safe harbour" for related party limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBAs)

ATO sets sights on wealthy

Author: Arron Dickens
Date: 14 Jan 2014

Unsurprisingly, in a revenue-constrained economy with a persistent government fiscal deficit, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) plans to conduct more tax compliance reviews and audits this year

ASX delivers strong growth to investors

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Stock market operator ASX Limited (ASX: ASX) on Thursday said its net profit after tax lifted 7.1 per cent to $426.2 million for fiscal 2016, with the surprise Brexit vote helping to boost trading volumes

AREITS bouncing back, says State Street

Author: Staff
Date: 06 Jun 2013

Australian-listed property companies are returning to 2003-era attractiveness for investors, according to commentary from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)

Are SMSF assets too defensive?

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Mar 2016

The assets of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) jumped in the December quarter of 2015, spurred on by a strong rise in values of their equities

Are infrastructure stocks a good buy right now?

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Nov 2016

The defensive, bond-like characteristics of infrastructure stocks have appealed to both institutional and retail investors in recent years, drawn by their income potential relative to low fixed-income yields

Are emerging markets a clever contrarian investment?

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 15 Jun 2016

Following Sir John's logic, emerging market equities appear to be a classic contrarian opportunity

ANZ reports 18pc fall in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Thursday announced an 18 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit--a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big Australian banks--to $5.9 billion, following a "reshaping" of the business

ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2015

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced a 5 per cent lift in cash profit -- a preferred measure of profitability of ongoing operations among the banks -- to $3.7 billion for the half year ended 31 March 2015

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger

Author: Tim Stewart
Date: 22 May 2013

The private sector is more than capable of providing the capital required to back a thriving annuities market, according to Challenger Life chief executive Richard Howes

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