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ASX-listed biotech giant CSL has exceeded its profit expectations, lifting its full-year net profit by 29 per cent to $US1.73 billion ($A2.39 billion) on the back of new product launches and strong sales of products including its flu vaccines.

Online job search company Seek has posted an 84 per cent slide in profit, insurer IAG has disappointed, while a buoyant leasing market has helped Dexus Property Group boost profit by 37 per cent.

Morningstar remains positive following Commonwealth Bank's full-year financial results, despite a terrible 12 months.

Australian shares are likely to open slightly lower, despite gains on Wall Street overnight, as a decline in commodities prices weighs on the local market.

Domino's Pizza shares have plunged after the chain missed its full-year earnings guidance, as Cochlear and Whitehaven Coal report full year net profits. 

Asia share markets are trying to regain their footing as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed a little and Wall Street proved resilient to the shockwaves.

Australian shares look set to open steady on the back of a fall on Wall Street overnight as global jitters from Turkey's plummeting currency pressure markets.

The electronics retailer's full-year net profit jumps 35 per cent, as real-estate property ad site Domain swings to a $6.2 million full-year net loss.

The large-caps outgunned smaller companies over the financial year, but industry insiders question whether this will continue in the face of external threats.

Glenn Freeman's examination of five yield stocks worth considering caught our readers' attention this week while the decade of positive returns by Australian super funds continues to generate interest alongside our guide to this month's reporting season. 

Australian futures are pointing to a higher start for the ASX but the currency crisis in Turkey has jolted global markets and local stocks face an uncertain day amid the volatility.

Positive full-year results from digital real estate player REA and fund manager Magellan, tempered by a net loss for News Corp.

There is a disconnect between the level of confidence among Australia's business leaders and the demand for business credit.

Australian shares are expected to open higher despite falls in US stocks after gains in Apple and Amazon were offset by losses in energy and financial shares.

Though the full financial effects are yet to be felt, the fiscal 2018 results from two of Australia's largest financial institutions contained both good and bad news.

As Pakistan and Cambodia form new governments following their general elections, T Rowe Price's Eric Moffett examines how politics can affect profits in Asia.

Tabcorp has swung to a net profit of $28.7 million in 2017/18 following its merger with Tatts Group, with digital sales and the FIFA World Cup helping to lift the gaming giant's reach and revenue.

Energy retailer AGL has nearly tripled its annual profit as Crown drops almost 70 per cent despite a boost in its VIP numbers.

These companies spanning the automotive and financial services sectors are tipped to deliver solid dividend yields over at least the next two years.

Australian shares look set to open steady on the back of a small dip on Wall Street overnight as falling crude prices and trade jitters held markets in check.

Morningstar has increased its fair value estimate for Amcor, saying its acquisition of US rival Bemis will cement its role as a global plastics giant.

Commonwealth Bank has posted a drop in annual cash profit of $9.23 billion, hit by a $700 million fine after the nation's biggest bank broke anti-money laundering laws.


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