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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

Insight

Good news on superannuation has been hard to come by lately. But there's one trend that's worth welcoming: the long-term decline in fees.
7yr ago

Super fund returns beginning to bounce back

SUPER funds have recorded their best returns in months after the local sharemarket bounced back from recent lows, despite continuing concerns over global growth. The news will be welcomed by superannuation fund managers. Many have been struggling since households turned away from volatile markets to put more savings into bonds and bank deposits.
7yr ago

Sharemarket gives super a lift

AUSTRALIAN super funds have recorded their best returns in months after the sharemarket bounced back from recent lows, despite ongoing concerns for global growth.
7yr ago

Borrowers struggling in tourism areas

TOURISM hot spots and areas favoured by sea-changers have among the highest concentration of borrowers falling behind on their mortgage repayments, figures show.
7yr ago

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