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Articles from: ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc to Ramsay's profit up 19pc, Qantas beats guidance

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

Debunking the lump sum myth

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 May 2015

A common view about newly-minted retirees is that they take their retirement savings as a lump sum, only to spend it all and ultimately gorge on the aged pension

4 myths about retirement planning

Author: Larissa Fernand/Peter Arnold
Date: 05 May 2015

Retirement planning is difficult because of the numerous competing financial obligations we have, so it must be prioritised

Interest rates have turned negative

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 06 May 2015

This is a financial news article to be used for non-commercial purposes and is not intended to provide financial advice of any kind

6 economic trends in emerging Europe

Author: Thomas White International
Date: 27 Apr 2015

With the exception of energy exporter Russia, economic conditions appear to have taken a turn for the better in emerging Europe

Is there value in the MYOB IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Apr 2015

The initial public offering (IPO) of MYOB may not have garnered the same fanfare as the much larger IPO of Medibank Private (MPL)

Macquarie beats forecasts with $1.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2015

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 27 per cent rise in net profit to $1.6 billion for the 2015 fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, beating both Morningstar and consensus estimates

Market outlook momentarily clouded

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Apr 2015

Overview

3 myths about income investing

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 28 Apr 2015

It's safe to say that the current ultra-low interest-rate environment is messing with our heads

Lessons from ATO statistics on SMSFs

Author: Liam Shorte
Date: 30 Apr 2015

It is always nice to see how the SMSF sector is progressing and what the new trends are, identifiable from the financial returns and other interactions between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and trustees, even if they are relying on old data

Managing currency risks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 29 Apr 2015

1) How do you control currency risk? We do run an Australian fund in Tokyo

Benefits of corporate trustees for SMSFs

Author: Bruce Wigan
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have trustees to take responsibility for the funds' activities

KiwiSaver Survey l March Quarter 2015

Author: Tim Murphy
Date: 23 Apr 2015

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Care needed in transferring SMSF investments

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 24 Apr 2015

Long live the lucky country, with one of the best superannuation systems in the world such is the Australian lifespan

What a difference one day can make

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Overview

The real driver behind shareholder returns

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 20 Apr 2015

What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics

MYOB IPO attracts due to cloud transition

Author: Morningstar analysts
Date: 20 Apr 2015

Daniel Mueller is Morningstar head of Asia-Pacific consumer research

5 concepts to know when analysing stocks

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 21 Apr 2015

1) Economic moat A company with a very profitable business is like a castle that is constantly under attack by competitors

Can BHP keep paying dividends?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 22 Apr 2015

" BHP Billiton's (BHP) progressive dividend is a bear trap," screamed a headline from a well-known newspaper

An open letter to the Eurozone

Author: Harley Bassman
Date: 15 Apr 2015

Dear public policy mavens, As it has once again become fashionable to send an open letter to foreign dignitaries, now is certainly a propitious moment to help focus attention upon dissolving a perplexing financial impediment.

Look for signs of a peak

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Overview

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 06 Apr 2015

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Aussie market relatively robust

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Overview

Gold's move looks encouraging

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Mar 2015

Overview

Economic update

Author: Morningstar
Date: 16 Apr 2015

Market Index Performance l March 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Apr 2015

China's long march towards capitalism

Author: Diana Cawfield
Date: 13 Apr 2015

Amid the slowdown in China, with GDP growth at its most sluggish pace in 24 years, reforms are unfolding that may boost the world's second-largest economy

The crucial link in wealth creation

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

Are risk-tolerance levels lower in Australia?

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 20 Mar 2015

You might think people living in the US like financial risk a bit more than people living in Australia or the UK

Ramsay's profit up 19pc, Qantas beats guidance

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

Companies covered in this report: • Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

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