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DJs upbeat despite another sales retreat

DAVID JONES has recorded its seventh consecutive quarter of retreating sales as shoppers remain reluctant to spend on designer clothing, accessories and make-up, but the upmarket retailer is trying to remain upbeat and is aiming for a return to positive sales this quarter.
7yr ago

Spooked investors bring end to rally

THE sharemarket ended slightly higher yesterday, pulling back from early highs after a weak reading from a survey of Chinese manufacturing activity spooked investors.
7yr ago

Spooked investors bring end to rally

THE sharemarket ended slightly higher yesterday, pulling back from early highs after a weak reading from a survey of Chinese manufacturing activity spooked investors.
7yr ago

Retailers spring surprise

THE sharemarket finished slightly lower yesterday as investors abandoned energy and resource stocks and found value in the beaten-down retail sector.
7yr ago

Retailers spring surprise

THE sharemarket finished slightly lower yesterday as investors abandoned energy and resource stocks and found value in the beaten-down retail sector.
7yr ago

Assad's forces hammer Aleppo

SYRIAN forces have pounded the northern battleground of Aleppo and two neighbouring towns as violence claimed the lives of about 15 people including women and children, activists say.
7yr ago

Investors get chance to pull trigger in a firing market

INVESTORS need to start thinking about what gives them the best leverage to a firing equity market. Since June 4, the All Ordinaries Index has jumped almost 10 per cent and there is a noticeable spring in the step of professional investors. This may be another false dawn for stocks, but investors would be negligent ignoring the possibility of a fresh bull surge.
7yr ago

Investors get chance to pull trigger in a firing market

INVESTORS need to start thinking about what gives them the best leverage to a firing equity market. Since June 4, the All Ordinaries Index has jumped almost 10 per cent and there is a noticeable spring in the step of professional investors. This may be another false dawn for stocks, but investors would be negligent ignoring the possibility of a fresh bull surge.
7yr ago

LETTERS

Double standards of the 'needy'
7yr ago

US warns Syria on weapons

IN HIS administration's first direct threat of force against Syria, US President Barack Obama said any discovery that the war-torn country's chemical or biological weapons were being moved or used may trigger US military intervention.
7yr ago

Packaging giant defies the odds

AMCOR chief executive Ken MacKenzie has managed to defy the odds and produce a record underlying profit. He has also delivered a 5.7 per cent lift in dividends despite a strong Australian dollar, a blowout in raw material costs, a big exposure to ailing Europe and the US, and a business that is classified as manufacturing.
7yr ago

Hot stock

What's new? Shareholders have reaped a nice gain from Commonwealth Bank of Australia this year, with an improved dividend and a share-price gain well ahead of the market.
7yr ago

Wealth management a tough play for big banks

IN SUBDUED banking market conditions Commonwealth Bank last week posted a fall in earnings from only one of its divisions  wealth management. Despite good growth in life insurance premiums, falling asset balances and investor preference for low-risk investment options have driven an 11 per cent fall in cash earnings to $569 million.
7yr ago

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