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What lies ahead for Australia's mining and energy companies

28/04/2017 | 10:36 AM The looming structural shift in Chinese demand for iron ore and coal will have a monumental effect, while fundamental differences in the way oil and gas are consumed versus mined commodities should see demand stay higher for longer.

Why investors will remain high on pot stocks

27/04/2017 | 3:03 PM The rush of companies raising capital on the ASX to cultivate medicinal cannabis is likely to continue, given a high unmet need for effective pain management.

Is your data safe with ASX 100 companies?

26/04/2017 | 1:01 PM More than 80 per cent of company directors anticipate an increase in online security risks over the next year or more, but many have no clear plan on how to mitigate the threat.

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Stock Stories

27/04/2017 | 11:50 AM  What investors can expect from Morningstar's roll-out of its star rating methodology across Australian and New Zealand stocks, as explained by the regional director of equity research, Adam Fleck.

28/04/2017 | 1:15 PM  The looming structural shift in Chinese demand for iron ore and coal will have a monumental effect, while fundamental differences in the way oil and gas are consumed versus mined commodities should see demand stay higher for longer.

28/04/2017 | 1:15 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes looks at a company which, like TPG Telecom, possesses a long-term strategic focus leveraged to Australia's population growth.

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Fund Stories

01/05/2017 | 10:25 AM  Long-term investors in Australian shares will continue to find value, but the time for risk-taking on more speculative plays has passed, says Martin Conlon, head of Australian equities, Schroders.

26/04/2017 | 10:01 AM  Trump's first 100 days in office may have acted as a fillip for global equity returns, but this most unconventional of US presidents will now need to roll up his sleeves and deliver.

26/04/2017 | 9:38 AM  Following the first round of the French Presidential elections, the 7 May vote is now between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. What does it mean for investors?

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ETF Stories

26/04/2017 | 8:00 AM  Contrary to popular belief, history has shown that global listed infrastructure securities can perform well following an interest rate hike.

12/04/2017 | 1:14 PM  With views mixed on whether the current bull market has much puff left, investors may want to position their portfolios to insulate against a market shock should it arrive.

28/03/2017 | 8:43 AM  It should come as no surprise that ETFs have moved into the limelight and are providing attractive ways for investors to achieve low-cost small-cap exposure.

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SMSF Stories

07/04/2017 | 8:08 AM  What happens if directors of a corporate trustee need to sign off on decisions concerning them as members if they are overseas?

06/04/2017 | 8:02 AM  Super remains the most tax-effective way to build retirement savings and it will now be easier for employees to make tax-deductible contributions in the future.

05/04/2017 | 11:31 AM  In recent years, Australian superannuation funds have been increasing the amount of control they offer members, and robo-advice is part of furthering this objective.

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FTSE100 -33.2 -0.5 7,204
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CAC -4.4 -0.1 5,267
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ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
RCR RCR Tomlinson Limited 3.02 6.34
CSR CSR Limited 5.09 3.88
FNP Freedom Foods Group Limited 4.445 3.37
SEH Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited 0.096 3.23
MVF Monash IVF Group Limited 2.05 3.02
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
TEN Ten Network Holdings Limited 0.39 -81.16
TEN Ten Network Holdings Limited 0.2475 -8.33
PTM Platinum Asset Management Limited 4.32 -7.30
SXY Senex Energy Limited 0.305 -4.69
GUD GUD Holdings Limited 11.89 -4.42
WGX Westgold Resources Limited 1.855 -4.38
KAR Karoon Gas Australia Ltd 1.42 -4.05
VTG Vita Group Limited 2.19 -3.52
SHV Select Harvests Limited 5.25 -3.49
REG Regis Healthcare Limited 4.345 -3.23
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