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Lex Hall  |  21 Jan 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Our look at how the big four banks will fare in a challenging year ahead topped last week's coverage, alongside a deep dive into five undervalued global stocks and the ongoing chaos that is Brexit.  

Big four banks strong enough to withstand mounting pressures

2019 is shaping up to be a challenging year for Australia's banks as tighter regulation, a weakening housing market and slowing credit growth put pressure on the big four. 

5 undervalued global heavyweights

Telecoms, anti-cancer treatments and state-of-the-art computer chips are just some of the areas where Morningstar sees opportunities among global stocks. 

Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote in UK parliament

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has lost her Brexit deal vote in the House of Commons by 432 votes to 202 - the biggest UK government defeat in history. 

Industry shuns 'best in show' super reforms

Representatives from across the superannuation sector have slammed the Productivity Commission's controversial 'best in show' list as disruptive, bad for the economy and harmful to consumers. 

IOOF acquisition of ANZ OnePath on shaky ground after further delays

Embattled wealth group IOOF says its contract covering buyout of ANZ's pension and investments business OnePath has been delayed by at least three months, amid doubts over the deal's future.

Young Aussies focus on income goals over retirement 

Younger Australians are more focused on short term financial goals; prioritising managing their income, expenses and savings over retirement planning.  

Halting Brexit 'catastrophic' says PM May

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British PM Theresa May has warned MPs that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels. 

6 downgraded global stocks worth considering

Just because a company has been downgraded by Morningstar doesn't mean investors should sprint for the exits, writes Susan Dziubinski. 

3 top-rated ETFs for your portfolio

iShares, Magellan and Vanguard offer ETF options that carry enviable ratings and offer access to lucrative markets and a buffer against market downturns. 

$2bn buyout for Navitas tipped to get green light

Morningstar expects the $2.09 billion buyout offer for adult education provider Navitas (ASX: NVT) to proceed, lifting its fair value estimate by 5 per cent in response.


is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

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