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Date: 08 Jul 2013
Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Lesley Beath without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors
Date: 11 Sep 2014
The investment industry, like most other industries, has developed its own terms to describe its methods, processes and offerings
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."
Date: 17 Aug 2016
Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis
Date: 17 Feb 2016
Blood products maker CSL Limited (CSL) has celebrated its 100th anniversary by posting a record US$719 million net profit, up 4 per cent on the previous half year, with double-digit sales growth across its plasma therapy units
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
Date: 14 Feb 2017
The uplift comes despite some softening of demand for Cochlear (ASX: COH) hearing implants in China, where a shift in government tender purchases saw the number of tender units fall to 1,100 over the half, down from 1,700 in the first half of fiscal 2016
Date: 14 Feb 2017
Including a profit from the sale of Kapstream Capital in the prior corresponding period, statutory net profit was down about 14 per cent to $202 million
Date: 16 Aug 2016
Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion
Date: 08 Nov 2016
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Tuesday said its cash earnings before one-offs for the first quarter ended September stood at around $2.4 billion, unchanged on the same quarter in fiscal 2016
Date: 06 Nov 2013
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up 14 per cent on the same quarter in the prior year and in line with market forecasts
Date: 15 Jun 2016
Some financial advisers have been recommending strategies to clients to boost their tax refunds, but two planners offer some words of caution
Date: 24 Apr 2015
Long live the lucky country, with one of the best superannuation systems in the world such is the Australian lifespan
Date: 24 Feb 2017
This week's results from Brambles (ASX: BXB) were telegraphed to the market on 23 January via a trading update, which indicated problems had arisen in the December quarter
Date: 22 Feb 2016
Brambles (BXB) on Monday announced a 2 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit after tax to US$290.9 million for the half year ended 31 December 2015
Date: 29 Nov 2016
One of the quickest trades that followed the 8 November election victory of Donald Trump was the selling out of bond funds, with investors piling into stocks as investors took on more risk with the promise of greater US growth
Date: 19 Jul 2016
Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with
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.
Date: 04 Aug 2016
This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend
Date: 09 Nov 2016
As a fan of dystopian classics such as Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 , I find their insights into the perils of searching for a manipulated utopia alarmingly relevant to today's financial world
Date: 03 Apr 2015
While rising life expectancy is considered a good thing, there is a financial risk involved
Date: 06 Jan 2017
Australian wealth topped fresh levels in the September 2016 quarter, with most wealth held in property, but a rise in the share market also helped to propel household net wealth higher
Date: 19 Oct 2016
Over the last couple of years, the small-cap market has remained pretty stable with good growth and a high degree of certainty
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
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
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
Date: 02 May 2013
The regulator is currently contacting providers of "capital-protected" retail structured products with concerns about the way the products are being marketed to consumers
Date: 13 Apr 2016
Asian stocks have had a poor start to 2016, with slowing growth in China and capital flight from emerging markets weighing on valuations
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)
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
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