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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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19/01/2018 | 5:28 PM  Runaway U.S. equity markets should bring the U.S. Federal Reserve and its new chairman Jerome Powell into the picture earlier than previously thought, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

18/01/2018 | 3:01 PM  How this fund manager measures the value and quality of its underlying assets--and it isn't all about PE ratios, says Daniel Moore, portfolio manager, Investors Mutual.

18/01/2018 | 11:53 AM  The Australian share market has closed lower, with the materials sector heavily sold down on shifting commodity prices and expectations of a correction.

18/01/2018 | 9:04 AM  Some of the biggest names in global technology are significantly overvalued, but cloud computing and M&A activity are creating investment opportunities, writes Brian Colello from Morningstar, Chicago.

17/01/2018 | 4:24 PM  For investors wondering whether to reduce their positions in Australian housing-linked stocks, Morningstar analysts have parsed the topic in detail.

16/01/2018 | 3:44 PM  Morningstar's increased moat rating for this locally-based hearing aid manufacturer and distributor reflects its shifting strategy.

16/01/2018 | 1:41 PM  Investor interest in listed investment companies (LICs) as a sector has grown considerably in recent times, with some 20 new LICs focused on Australian equities having launched in Australia since 2013.

16/01/2018 | 9:11 AM  These companies are trading at a discount to their fair value estimate, one by as much as 20 per cent, according to Morningstar analysts.

15/01/2018 | 9:51 AM  As we hit the mid-point of January 2018, we look at the top-performing articles on Morningstar.com.au.

12/01/2018 | 8:27 AM  Proceed with caution in 2018, despite the seemingly-unstoppable economic and market growth, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

11/01/2018 | 9:18 AM  This New Zealand utility is a top pick in the sector, but as a dual-listed entity there are some things to be aware of, says Morningstar senior equity analyst, Adrian Atkins.

11/01/2018 | 1:19 PM  In the ongoing low interest rate environment, income investors face challenges finding high-quality sources of dividends, but the following list may help.

10/01/2018 | 12:07 PM  The Federal Government decision to allow exports of medicinal cannabis products prompted an early investor rush on ASX-listed Australian medicinal cannabis producers.

10/01/2018 | 10:57 AM  What are the risks facing emerging markets this year? And will investors who venture in be rewarded? We reveal the funds to add to your portfolio.

09/01/2018 | 8:31 AM  The US tech sector is overvalued, but there are investment opportunities in retail stocks unfairly punished by the market, writes Brian Colello.

08/01/2018 | 4:31 PM  For all the noise around the Federal Government's royal commission into banks and financial services, Morningstar's senior banks analyst David Ellis reminds investors of a few home truths.

08/01/2018 | 12:17 PM  SYDNEY - [AAP] Australian shares have closed higher on broad-based gains, led by banking stocks and a materials sector boosted by rising commodity prices.

08/01/2018 | 11:59 AM  These five companies spanning a range of sectors are tipped to provide good earnings growth over 2018 and beyond, according to Morningstar analysts.

03/01/2018 | 3:41 PM  Australian shares have closed higher as surging iron ore and coking coal prices helped lift energy and mining sectors.

04/01/2018 | 12:44 PM  In the year ahead, investors are particularly hungry for insights and information on equities, exchange-traded funds, managed funds and portfolio asset allocation, a recent study shows.

03/01/2018 | 11:22 AM  Investors weighing the merits of traditional retailers in the face of Amazon's rise should consider the disruptive effect of e-commerce isn't all-encompassing, according to Magellan's Michael Collins.

02/01/2018 | 4:00 PM  While Australian companies in the mining and materials sectors were among the best performers in the ASX200 index at the end of 2017, that's not the full story.

29/12/2017 | 2:18 PM  Mortgage holders switched $1.2 billion worth of finance from investor loans to owner-occupier in November, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.

29/12/2017 | 11:44 AM  Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has made $US2.5bn in the past year, securing her spot in the top 100 richest people in the world.

29/12/2017 | 9:16 AM  QBE has agreed to pay $132.5 million to settle a class action launched by shareholders who were angry about a plunge in its share price in 2013.

29/12/2017 | 8:57 AM  We're forecasting a decrease in demand and think the impact of capacity cuts is being overstated.

27/12/2017 | 11:56 AM  Shares in Retail Food Group have rebounded more than 10 per cent after the embattled franchisor extended the life of $150 million worth of debt facilities to 2020.

27/12/2017 | 10:45 AM  Oroton's administrator has accepted a purchase proposal from its largest shareholder that will keep the luxury handbag retailer trading.

22/12/2017 | 3:07 PM  Among the hundreds of articles published on Morningstar.com.au this year, the following were among the top-10 most read.

22/12/2017 | 2:06 PM  The Chinese state-owned energy giant bidding for AWE) remains in the hunt after receiving FIRB approval for its attempt to acquire the oil and gas producer.

22/12/2017 | 11:40 AM  BHP has agreed to provide more funding to its Samarco joint venture in Brazil as well as to the non-profit foundation it has set up in the wake of the 2015 mine dam collapse there.

22/12/2017 | 10:44 AM  Wesfarmers is one step closer to exiting coal after inking a deal to sell its Queensland Curragh coal mine to US-based Coronado Coal Group for $700 million.

22/12/2017 | 8:27 AM  Investors should ensure they are being adequately compensated for the risk they are taking in the year ahead, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

21/12/2017 | 4:34 PM  AWE has agreed to a sweetened takeover offer from mining services firm Mineral Resources that it hopes will fend off interest from a Chinese state-owned energy giant.

21/12/2017 | 4:26 PM  BlueScope shares have lifted above $15 for the first time in nearly eight years after the company raised its forecast for first-half underlying earnings.

21/12/2017 | 4:04 PM  The paint and adhesives supplier says it will continue to defend its market leading position in Australia.

21/12/2017 | 3:55 PM  Gloria Jean's and Donut King owner Retail Food Group has been queried by the share market operator and faces a potential class action over the timing of its recent profit warning.

21/12/2017 | 11:48 AM  These sectors and companies are tipped to perform in 2018, in part driven by the shifting relationship between Australia and China - Part 2 of 2

21/12/2017 | 9:31 AM  Global markets will likely flatten in 2018, and volatility will return, says Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equities research Australasia -- Part 1 of 2

21/12/2017 | 9:02 AM  ANZ has had the sale of its New-Zealand finance business UDC Finance to Chinese logistics company HNA Group blocked by a regulatory body.

20/12/2017 | 4:15 PM  The Australian economy is in a Goldilocks sweet spot heading into 2018, with rising commodity prices likely to push the local bourse higher, analysts say.

20/12/2017 | 11:51 AM  The explosives and industrial chemicals maker Orica has signed a deal to buy mining technology company GroundProbe Holdco for $205 million.

20/12/2017 | 10:45 AM  How have mining stocks performed in 2017? And how sensitive to underlying commodity prices are the shares?

20/12/2017 | 10:43 AM  The embattled theme parks operator is selling its bowling and entertainment business to private equity investor Quadrant and the Timezone Group's Steinberg family.

20/12/2017 | 10:37 AM  Downer EDI has been awarded a $400 million contract to provide mining services at the Gruyere Gold Project in Western Australia.

20/12/2017 | 8:40 AM  If the Ashes are any guide, LIC investors may be onto a winner should more companies follow Magellan's lead.

19/12/2017 | 12:27 PM  NAB has refunded $1.7 million to almost 1,000 mortgage customers after charging them too much interest because it failed to properly set up their offset accounts.

19/12/2017 | 12:01 PM  Shares in The Retail Food Group have continued their slide after the company warned that half-year profits would likely be down by more than a third on last year's.

19/12/2017 | 11:29 AM  ANZ chairman David Gonski regrets that public concern about big banks' behaviour was allowed to escalate to the point that a royal commission became necessary to restore confidence.

19/12/2017 | 10:31 AM  Consumers are set to head into Christmas on a high, armed with improved confidence about current and future economic conditions.

19/12/2017 | 10:09 AM  Fairfax has failed in its bid to overturn a decision by New Zealand's competition watchdog blocking a merger between its local assets and rival NZME.

18/12/2017 | 3:49 PM  Retail Food Group shares have plunged to a five-year low amid ongoing media reports its business model has left franchisees struggling.

18/12/2017 | 3:42 PM  The consumer watchdog wants to hear the views of stakeholders as part of its inquiry into national broadband network wholesale service standards.

18/12/2017 | 2:21 PM  Rio Tinto will increase the number of unmanned autonomous haul trucks it uses in the Pilbara by more than 50 per cent as part of a $5 billion productivity drive.

18/12/2017 | 12:48 PM  BHP and Esso Australia Resources will separately market their share of gas produced under the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture following a consumer watchdog investigation.

18/12/2017 | 12:31 PM  India's Adani group has cancelled all contracts awarded to a major contractor for its controversial Carmichael coal mine after deciding to develop the project on its own.

18/12/2017 | 10:58 AM  ANZ has confirmed it will plough the proceeds from its stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank into a $1.5 billion share buyback.

18/12/2017 | 10:50 AM  CIMIC's CPB Contractors company has been awarded a $1.1 billion design and construct contract by the Victorian government.

18/12/2017 | 10:44 AM  US technology giant Oracle has agreed to buy construction software provider Aconex in an all-cash takeover valuing the company at $1.6 billion.

15/12/2017 | 10:19 AM  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.

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