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15/12/2017 | 2:16 PM  While market momentum at home and abroad remains positive into the end of 2017, shifting economic fortunes in China and the US will likely see this slow across 2018 and 2019, says Peter Warnes, head of equities research, Morningstar Australia.

22/01/2018 | 2:16 PM  Next-gen speech processor underscores innovative leadership but pricing resonates in emerging markets for new entrants.


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16/03/2018 | 9:29 AM  US jobs, payroll data as Jerome's first FOMC meeting approaches; and battle lines form in Australia as super meddling potentially enters a new phase.

13/03/2018 | 12:22 PM  Though the US President's later clarifications on exemptions softened the blow, a global trade war remains a real possibility, with potential implications for mining companies.

09/03/2018 | 9:14 AM  Have we witnessed the first shot in a global trade war? Is inflation disproportionately hitting retirees?

05/03/2018 | 12:53 PM  Margin lending was all the rage leading up to the GFC, but their popularity with investors has declined dramatically.

01/03/2018 | 8:35 AM  The combination of lukewarm demand for bonds and pressure-cooker labour market conditions could be an unpalatable cocktail which releases tethered, impatient bond bears.

01/03/2018 | 10:40 AM  Orica says it expects operational issues and writedowns to cut its first-half earnings before interest and tax by nearly $400m.

28/02/2018 | 2:37 PM  Westpac's chief financial officer has told the Productivity Commission that Australian banks are not highly profitable just because they make large profits.

28/02/2018 | 2:00 PM  Adelaide Brighton's full-year profit has slipped 2.3 per cent to $182m after the cement and masonry supplier took a hit from the discovery it had been underpaid for some supplies.

28/02/2018 | 1:50 PM  Harvey Norman's half-year net profit has slumped with franchisees' earnings falling and as the group's dairy investments have soured.

27/02/2018 | 2:21 PM  Iluka has lifted full-year revenue almost 40 per cent due to surging sales and higher prices for its products but impairments have weighed on the bottom line.

27/02/2018 | 12:35 PM  Rio Tinto has agreed to offload a bundle of aluminium assets including an Icelandic smelter for a total $345 million.

27/02/2018 | 12:26 PM  Cabcharge has reduced its first-half loss, thanks to its expanded taxi fleet helping lift revenue in the face of growing competition from ride-sharing services such as Uber.

27/02/2018 | 12:17 PM  Fuel retailer Caltex Australia will spend up to $120m in buying out its franchisees to have only company owned service stations by 2020.

27/02/2018 | 10:07 AM  Isenita chief executive John Croll has quit his position on the same day the media monitoring group announced a $4m half-year loss.

27/02/2018 | 10:02 AM  In his annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett makes the case for sticking with "big, 'easy' decisions" and reaffirms that Berkshire is ready and willing to take on a big deal--if the price is right.

26/02/2018 | 5:03 PM  Flushed with success, shares in plumbing supplies giant Reliance have soared to a record high after the company lifted first-half net profit by 17.5 per cent.

26/02/2018 | 2:59 PM  Shares in BlueScope have jumped to an eight-year high after the company lifted its first-half net profit 23 per cent and flagged a further increase in second-half earnings.

26/02/2018 | 12:32 PM  Morningstar senior equities analyst Gareth James discusses what investors need to know about the federal government's $3bn funding boost for the child-care sector.

26/02/2018 | 11:43 AM  Ardent Leisure expects to trade profitably in the second half of the financial year as attendances improve at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast.

26/02/2018 | 10:54 AM  A significant impairment of goodwill and a write-down of deferred tax assets following the reduction in the US corporate tax rate has dragged QBE to a $US1.25bn loss.

23/02/2018 | 11:26 AM  Mayne Pharma has slipped to an impairment-driven half-year loss of $174.2m but says that after experiencing challenging conditions over the past year, a recovery is underway.

23/02/2018 | 10:17 AM  Woolworths' first-half profit jumped 37.6 per cent to $969m after comparable food sales at its Australian supermarkets rose 4.9 per cent.

23/02/2018 | 10:10 AM  Southern Cross Austereo's half-year net profit has dropped 21.2 per cent following the recent divestment of its northern NSW TV business.

23/02/2018 | 9:20 AM  The clash of monetary policy and an ill-disciplined fiscal policy has the propensity to create upheaval in global financial markets, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Qube Holdings expects to deliver an improvement in full-year underlying profit amid the likelihood of stable volumes and limited capacity to secure rate increases.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Westfield's joint CEO Peter Lowy insists its board and the Lowy family remain committed to the shopping centre giant's $33bn takeover by Unibail-Rodamco.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Strong ratings and a dominant share of the free-to-air TV revenue market have driven a 55 per cent increase in Nine's half-year underlying profit.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Crown Resorts' international VIP gambling business has improved but conditions have been more challenging in the first half for its Australian operations.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Blackmores shares have plunged despite the vitamin maker boosting first-half profit by 20 per cent, with investors reacting to a warning of a soft second half.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Qantas will return another $378m of capital to shareholders in the form of a share buyback after the carrier lifted first-half profit 18 per cent to $607m.

22/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Wesfarmers says the upcoming spring and summer sales season will be critical to the future of its underperforming Bunnings hardware business in the UK and Ireland.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Each of these companies beat expectations for 1H18, on the back of strong oil prices, advertising sales, and distribution, respectively.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Fortescue Metals' half-year profit has dropped 44 per cent as the miner offered wider discounts on its lower-grade product.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Santos has reported a full-year loss of $US360m due to impairments on its Gladstone LNG project in Queensland and other assets recorded in the first half of 2017.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Downer EDI has posted an $11.1m first-half loss, dragged down by a goodwill impairment on its mining operations, writedowns from its freight rail divestment and redundancy costs.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Fairfax Media will sell or close more than a third of its New Zealand print publications following a 54 per cent fall in first-half profit.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  BHP has joined other big miners in lifting payouts to shareholders as strong commodity prices boost profits.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Oil Search says it has progressed plans with global giants ExxonMobil and Total for new facilities that could double production of LNG in Papua New Guinea.

21/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Greencross is benefiting from a surge in sales as pet owners lavish increasing sums on their animals and spread their spending across new services and online channels.

20/02/2018 | 3:36 PM  Fertility clinic owner Virtus expects its volumes in Australia to pick up as the impact of a rival's entrance into the Queensland market subsides.


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