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Articles from: Asia: a political safe-haven? - 21 Mar 2017 to Computershare 1H17 result banks on business renewal, rising rates - 15 Feb 2017

Asia: a political safe-haven? - 21 Mar 2017

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

Yellen makes a move on US rates - 17 Mar 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 17 Mar 2017

As expected, the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lifted the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a new target range of 0.75 per cent to 1.00 per cent

Asian equities shrug off Trumponomics - 15 Mar 2017

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

Show me the money - 14 Mar 2017

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2017

"School days" inexorably continue at the Gross household, not just because of grandchildren, but because of the necessity to teach my own kids the complexities and pitfalls of investing

Here are 2 CGT relief strategies you need to know - 08 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 08 Mar 2017

From 1 July 2017, a cap of $1.6 million will be introduced on the amount a person can transfer into the tax-free retirement phase

Ethical investment gathering momentum - 07 Mar 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 07 Mar 2017

Demand is rising for responsible or ethical investment, as funds flow into the sector from mainstream funds and the product offering is growing as more investment managers join the trend

Here are 2 undervalued shares paying fully-franked dividends - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Mar 2017

Platinum Asset Management (ASX: PTM) , a highly-regarded global equities manager, delivered a weak earnings result for the first half of fiscal 2017, with net profit down 20 per cent to $95.4 million following a 12 per cent fall in funds under management

How to commence a pension with non-concessional contributions - 06 Mar 2017

Author: Accurium
Date: 06 Mar 2017

However, there are some common mistakes trustees make when commencing a pension using only part of a member's accumulation balance

Market response to Trump's speech doesn't change policymaking realities - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Libby Cantrill
Date: 03 Mar 2017

The market's overwhelmingly favourable reaction to President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress was not necessarily surprising: President Trump veered away from the more protectionist and nationalistic tone of his inaugural address to instead deliver a more hopeful, conciliatory, and unifying speech

A soaring US dollar poses risks for the world economy - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 03 Mar 2017

In 1988, Donald Trump paid US$407 million (A$545 million) for New York's elegant Plaza Hotel, which he boasted was the "Mona Lisa" of hotels

Standing ovations, now delivery is the key - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 03 Mar 2017

Global equities markets roared in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to the joint houses of Congress, which drew 94 standing ovations

Market Index Performance l February 2017 - 03 Mar 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 03 Mar 2017

The inconvenient truth - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November

These 2 ASX shares look modestly undervalued - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Mar 2017

In short, the recently concluded Australian earnings season for the half year ended 31 December 2016 was not only good, it was "very good," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside - 27 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

QBE Insurance Group (ASX: QBE) posted a 1 per cent year-on-year improvement in cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2016 (FY16), as it shrugs off a run of disappointing results in recent years

Brambles: Lessons to be learned - 24 Feb 2017

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

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

Qantas profit falls 7.5pc but beats guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Statutory earnings per share stood at 27.3 cents for the half, the airline said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - 22 Feb 2017

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

IAG profit dips, hit by bond market - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Insurance profit fell 6.4 per cent to $571 million, down from $610 million a year earlier

Woolworths records fall in 1H17 operating profit, dividend - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Group net profit for the half year stood at $725.3 million, a sharp turnaround from the $972.7-million loss in the previous corresponding half, which included write-downs related to the company's exit from the Masters home improvement business

NIB profit boost driven by lower claims, churn rates - 20 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Feb 2017

NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) shareholders will receive a fully-franked interim dividend of 8.5 cents a share, up 48 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H16)

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17 - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

ANZ delivers 31pc lift in 1Q17 cash profit - 17 Feb 2017

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

Origin books $1.68bn LNG-linked loss for 1H17 - 16 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Feb 2017

This is largely attributed to a post-tax $1.9 billon impairment, relating to a $1 billion carrying value reduction of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), in which Origin (ASX: ORG) holds a 37 per cent stake

Dexus Property ups full-year earnings guidance - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Australia's biggest office landlord said it expects growth in underlying FFO per security of around 4 per cent in fiscal 2017, up from 3.0-3.5 per cent previously

European operations boost Sonic Healthcare's earnings - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

The result was achieved on the back of a 1 per cent rise in revenues to around $2.48 billion, the pathology services provider said in a statement to the ASX on Wednesday

CBA lifts half-year cash profit 2pc, dividend 1pc - 15 Feb 2017

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

Computershare 1H17 result banks on business renewal, rising rates - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Computershare (ASX: CPU) shareholders will receive an interim dividend of 17 cents a share, 30 per cent franked, up 6.3 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2016

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