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Articles from: Action in resources builds optimism - 08 Mar 2016 to Guess who's spending again? - 17 Feb 2016

Action in resources builds optimism - 08 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Mar 2016

Overview

Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions - 08 Mar 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 08 Mar 2016

One would have thought that issues relating to self-managed super fund (SMSF) pensions are relatively well settled

Negative gearing: What's at stake for investors? - 08 Mar 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Mar 2016

The Turnbull government may have shelved its planned reforms to negative gearing, but with Labor pushing for changes, the debate is far from finished

Hyperion wins Morningstar Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award - 07 Mar 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 07 Mar 2016

In announcing the winners of the Australian Morningstar Awards 2016, Morningstar Australasia director of manager research ratings, Tom Whitelaw, said Hyperion "deserved applause for its unwavering commitment to thorough bottom-up research and commitment to maintaining its disciplined investment style through the trials and tribulations of the investment cycle"

Maximise your post-tax income through super - 04 Mar 2016

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 04 Mar 2016

"'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin

Market Index Performance l February 2016 - 03 Mar 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2016

Finding growth in Asia - 03 Mar 2016

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 03 Mar 2016

As investors, we tend to look for themes to guide medium to long-term asset allocations

Rise of the Scrap Age - 01 Mar 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Beaten-down iron ore and metallurgical coal prices have prompted investors to wonder whether we've finally reached a bottom

No visibly encouraging signs - 01 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 01 Mar 2016

Overview

Bennelong, Hyperion, and Vanguard finalists for Fund Manager of the Year - 29 Feb 2016

Author: Phillip Gray
Date: 29 Feb 2016

We've announced the finalists in this year's Australian Morningstar Awards

Be wary of digitally signing trust deeds - 29 Feb 2016

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 29 Feb 2016

Townsends Lawyers are advising the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector to be very wary of digitally signing trust deeds

Woolworths' profit falls 33pc, appoints new boss - 26 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Woolworths (WOW) on Friday announced a 33.1 per cent fall in net profit before one-off items to $925.8 million for the half year ended 3 January 2016

Ramsay upgrades guidance on healthy profits - 26 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Feb 2016

Ramsay Health Care (RHC) upgraded its profit guidance on Thursday as it unveiled a healthy earnings result for the December half

Retail props up Wesfarmers' profit - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

A strong performance at the checkout helped Wesfarmers Limited (WES) lift profits in the December half, offsetting weaker earnings in its industrials and resources divisions

Oil Search records US$39m net loss - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

Oil Search Limited (OSH) fell into the red in fiscal 2015, posting a net loss after tax of US$39 million compared to the previous year's US$353 million profit after what it called "one of the most challenging years in recent history for the oil and gas industry"

Reality bites as BHP ditches progressive dividend - 24 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Feb 2016

BHP Billiton (BHP) accepted financial reality on Tuesday by axing its progressive dividend policy and culling its senior executive team after racking up a US$5.7-billion half-year net loss

Contributing superannuation for children - 23 Feb 2016

Author: Kathy Evans
Date: 23 Feb 2016

As we get older we know how important it is to focus on building our superannuation for retirement, but have you ever considered getting your children started on building their superannuation? The earlier our children start contributing towards building their superannuation, the better off they will be in their retirement.

QBE ups cash profit, dividends - 23 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2016

QBE Insurance (QBE) on Tuesday announced a cash profit of US$893 million for 2015, up 9 per cent on the previous year or 21 per cent on a constant currency basis

Tech sell-off doesn't alter strong outlook - 22 Feb 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Technology stocks have sold heavily in the US in recent times and this could represent a good opportunity to buy undervalued stocks or diversify portfolios with exposure to global technology shares, according to some analysts

All Ords doesn't inspire confidence - 22 Feb 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Overview

Brambles lifts profit, full-year guidance - 22 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
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

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise - 19 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

Origin shareholders to share pain - 19 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Origin Energy (ORG) shareholders will share the pain of sinking oil prices, after the energy company slashed its dividend and warned that future payments would depend on improved prices

Santos slides into red on weaker oil - 19 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Santos Limited (STO) has joined its rivals in racking up red ink on the back of falling oil prices

Crystal ball is cloudy - 18 Feb 2016

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 18 Feb 2016

The New Year is typically celebrated with fireworks--the major cities all trying to outdo each other with both colour and impact

Oil slump weakens Woodside - 18 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Slumping oil prices almost wiped out the profits of energy company Woodside Petroleum (WPL) , which booked write-downs of US$1.1 billion after cutting its oil price forecasts

Telstra lifts 1H profit, reaffirms guidance - 18 Feb 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Feb 2016

Telstra (TLS) on Thursday announced a net profit after tax of $2.1 billion for the first half of fiscal 2016, up 0.8 per cent on the previous corresponding half year, on the back of growth in retail fixed bundle and mobile customer numbers

ANZ cash profit rises, flags bad debt charge - 17 Feb 2016

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

CSL celebrates anniversary with record profit - 17 Feb 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
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

Guess who's spending again? - 17 Feb 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Feb 2016

Nine years after the last increase, seven years after zero was reached and two years since quantitative easing was abandoned, recent history's most awaited rate rise occurred

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