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BHP Billiton misses the mark - Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 20 Aug 2013

BHP Billiton (BHP) on Tuesday announced a net profit of US$10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, down 30 per cent on the prior year

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - Anthony Fensom

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The world's biggest mining company reported a net profit of US$3.2 billion (A$4.2 billion), in stark contrast to its US$5.7 billion loss in the previous corresponding half

BHP to boost shareholder value - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 30 Aug 2013

As incoming chief of BHP Billiton (BHP) , Andrew MacKenzie's big focus was to simplify the business - with costs a key priority

Bigger dividends from BHP? - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Jun 2013

After only about 12 days in the top job, BHP Billiton's (BHP) new chief executive Andrew Mackenzie, who took the helm from Marius Kloppers, recently sat down with UBS analysts to discuss a three-pronged approach to increasing free cash flow, and therefore, shareholder returns.

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend - Glenn Freeman

Author: Glenn Freeman
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

Bon appetit! - Bill Gross

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 09 Jun 2016

There are no franchises, he intoned--you are king for a figurative day, and then, well, you move to another room in the castle; hopefully not the dungeon, which is often the case

Bond investors: Diversify or lose cash, says JPMorgan - Bill Eigen

Author: Bill Eigen
Date: 17 Jan 2017

Nowhere is this truer than in fixed income right now, and I hope that investors diversify before it's too late

Bond market rally shows no sign of ending - Kellie Wood

Author: Kellie Wood
Date: 19 Jul 2016

Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with

Brambles, Lend Lease lift profits - Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Feb 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Brambles (BXB)

Brambles: Lessons to be learned - Peter Warnes

Author: Peter Warnes
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

Brexit vote raises economic and political stakes for EU - Darren Williams

Author: Darren Williams
Date: 02 Jun 2016

There has recently been a slight swing towards those in favour of remaining in the EU, but it would be premature to assume that this represents a sustained shift in public opinion

Brexit: Surviving the fallout - Anthony Fensom

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

Brookfield buys Asciano, QBE in line - Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Asciano (AIO)

Budget shortfall points to weaker economy - Chris Kennedy

Author: Chris Kennedy
Date: 16 May 2013

A huge revenue shortfall and a less optimistic timetable for a return to surplus may indicate an acceptance that our economy is weaker than it has been in the past, according to leading economists

Buffett versus hedge funds - Scott Keller

Author: Scott Keller
Date: 18 Sep 2014

You can make big money from hedge funds -- especially if you run one

Buffett, cricket and investing - Amay Hattangadi and Swanand Kelkar

Author: Amay Hattangadi and Swanand Kelkar
Date: 04 Mar 2014

Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones once observed that two-thirds of Sachin Tendulkar's game is based around defence

Buying the biotech innovation boom - Anthony Fensom

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"

Can BHP keep paying dividends? - Christine St Anne

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

Can ECB policy heal Europe's ills? - Mike Amey, Andrew Bosomworth and Lorenzo Pagani

Author: Mike Amey, Andrew Bosomworth and Lorenzo Pagani
Date: 30 Mar 2015

What is PIMCO's outlook for Eurozone growth and inflation over the coming six to 12 months? Amey : Since our last Cyclical Forum in December, we have upgraded our expectations for European growth and inflation, such that we expect real growth to come in around 1.5 per cent and the consumer price index (CPI) to increase 1.0 per cent over the next 12 months

Can SMSF collectables rules be bypassed? - SUPERCentral

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 18 Apr 2016

What is the deadline? While superannuation funds can (if so permitted by the relevant trust deed or governing rules) invest in collectables and personal use assets--simply referred to as "collectables"--significant changes were introduced from 1 July 2011.

Can we achieve a global growth target? - Satyajit Das

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 12 Mar 2014

The G-20 Finance Ministers' Meeting in Sydney in February 2014 provided a convivial winter break for the global economic elite

Can your SMSF buy your business? - Michael Hallinan

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 26 Sep 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Can your SMSF buy your business? - Michael Hallinan

Author: Michael Hallinan
Date: 23 Dec 2016

"I am the sole director of my private trading company and I also own the premises from which my business is being run

Can your SMSF invest in gold? - Eleanor Tjondro

Author: Eleanor Tjondro
Date: 03 Apr 2017

A recent client enquiry led us to take a closer examination of the types of assets an SMSF can invest in

Capturing superior performance - Lars Hamich

Author: Lars Hamich
Date: 03 Apr 2014

Index exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) are financial products based on indices, which track the performance of a portfolio of securities

Caution on tax warranted ahead of 30 June - Nicki Bourlioufas

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
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

Cautious investors miss emerging market opportunities - Rachael Micallef

Author: Rachael Micallef
Date: 09 May 2013

Investors who remain cautious on emerging markets are missing long-term growth opportunities, according to Capital Group

CBA lifts half-year cash profit 2pc, dividend 1pc - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Cash earnings per share stood at $2.86, flat on the previous corresponding half, the bank said in a statement to the ASX

CBA on track for "impressive" FY profit - Nicholas Grove

Author: Nicholas Grove
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

CBA posts mega profit, Suncorp pays special dividend - Christine St Anne

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Aug 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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