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Articles from: Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger - Tim Stewart to ATO auditors have you in their sights with data matching - Nicki Bourlioufas

Annuities capital available in private sector: Challenger - Tim Stewart

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

Another telco adjusts to structural shift in the sector - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Dec 2016

This week's TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) annual general meeting reiterated management's previous earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) outlook for fiscal 2017, but concerns about the revenue effect of NBN have increased

ANZ cash profit rises, flags bad debt charge - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Wednesday announced a cash profit of $1.85 billion for the first quarter ended 31 December 2015, up 5 per cent on the average of the third and fourth quarters in fiscal 2015

ANZ delivers 31pc lift in 1Q17 cash profit - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2017

The result also benefitted from a lower bad debt charge and the sale of the bank's old headquarters at 100 Queen Street, Melbourne, ANZ said in a statement to the ASX on Friday

ANZ dividend up 11pc, to lift payout ratio - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Tuesday announced half-year cash earnings of $3.2 billion, exceeding Morningstar's expectations for a figure of around $3.1 billion and up 10 per cent on the same half in the prior year

ANZ lifts 1H cash profit 5pc - Nicholas Grove

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

ANZ lifts profit, Cochlear ups dividend - Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Australian and New Zealand Banking Group

ANZ posts $3.4bn half-year cash profit, flat dividend - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 May 2017

Statutory profit after tax for the half stood at $2.9 billion, up 6 per cent on the prior comparable period, the bank said in a statement to the ASX

ANZ reports 18pc fall in profit - Nicholas Grove

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's dividend cut, profit slumps - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group's (ANZ) cash profit for the half year ended 31 March 2016 fell 24 per cent on the same half in the prior year to $2.8 billion

Are baby boomers to blame for growing financial inequality? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 May 2016

The gathering backlash against Australia's baby boomer generation from less well-off Gen X and Gen Y cohorts is understandable but unwarranted, says Professor Deborah Ralston, new SMSF Association (SMSFA) board member and financial services academic

Are companies too obsessed with growth? - Martin Conlon

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 23 Jan 2014

Infatuation with the stimulation of growth at any cost remained the theme of 2013

Are infrastructure stocks a good buy right now? - Glenn Freeman

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 mutual wills a silver bullet for step-family estate planning? - Brian Hor

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 19 Sep 2016

A step-family is "a couple family containing one or more children, at least one of whom is the step-child of one of the partners in the couple, and none of whom is the natural or adopted child of both members of the couple," according to The Australian Institute of Family Studies

Are oil stocks attractively priced? - Matthew Coffina

Author: Matthew Coffina
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Energy stocks are down by nearly 25 per cent over the past three months to December 2014 and there are now 37 energy companies carrying Morningstar's five-star rating, meaning they are significantly undervalued

Are SMSFs causing a property bubble? - Andrew Zbik

Author: Andrew Zbik
Date: 27 Jan 2017

I recently watched another report on the TV claiming that the ability of self-managed superannuation funds to purchase residential investment property is causing a property bubble in Australia by using limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) (or borrowed money)

Are these active ETFs worth adding to your portfolio? - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
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

Are we in a housing bubble? - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Oct 2014

Hands up those people who watched the season finale of The Block ? For those who are not aficionados of popular culture, The Block is a reality show about five couples who are tasked with transforming a dilapidated block of units into stunning, liveable apartments.

Are we living in a "Truman Show" reality? - Marcus Burns

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 03 Sep 2014

Even ugly ducklings can grow up to be swans some day and we have started to observe a number of fallen stocks recover and perform well this year, as either management teams change (APN News and Media) or new owners perceive value where the stock market didn't (Wotif.com Holdings)

Asia valuations cheap relative to western markets - Fidelity International

Author: Fidelity International
Date: 05 Jan 2017

2016 was an eventful year for Asia as markets were once more subject to the vagaries of shifting opinions.

Asia: a political safe-haven? - Teera Chanpongsang

Author: Teera Chanpongsang
Date: 21 Mar 2017

As a long-term investor in Asian equities, I have seen first-hand how policies can influence both capital markets and economies

Asia: Breathing room and bright spots - Mark Jason and Steve Cao

Author: Mark Jason and Steve Cao
Date: 25 Nov 2013

China is entering a multi-year period of slower growth, but we consider its future growth robust and sustainable when compared with overall global GDP growth

Asian equities shrug off Trumponomics - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Mar 2017

Asian stocks have enjoyed a positive start to 2017, and could be set for more gains despite rising US interest rates and the threat of geopolitical instability

Assessing the exposure to Brexit - Andrew Miles

Author: Andrew Miles
Date: 30 Jun 2016

The "Leave" campaign successfully won with a majority of 51.9 per cent compared with the 48.1 per cent of the "Remain" campaign

Assets SMSFs are looking to buy - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Jul 2015

Low interest rates are driving self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees to reallocate their assets, with the proportion of cash in portfolios falling, a study by the SMSF Association has found

ASX and Origin in line, IAG strong - Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • ASX Limited (ASX)

ASX stocks to watch post-Brexit - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2016

Mike Amey, head of sterling portfolio management at PIMCO, said the shock of the vote will dominate initial market moves and will "clearly provide risks for the medium term"

ASX takes hit after Brits vote to Leave - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 24 Jun 2016

According to ABC News, results were showing a 4 per cent margin for the Leave camp, 52 per cent to 48

ASX-listed managers present opportunities - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 26 May 2016

Several fund managers have dropped in value on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in recent weeks and are now yielding more attractive levels, and some could represent good growth opportunities as investors seek greater international asset exposures, according to analysts

ATO auditors have you in their sights with data matching - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 29 May 2017

As we head towards the end of the financial year, many of us will be thinking about some of the big deductions that we can hopefully use to reduce our taxable income

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