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ConsMedia close to Foxtel sale

CONSOLIDATED Media Holdings says it is six weeks away from selling its $2 billion stakes in Foxtel and Fox Sports to News Corp.
7yr ago

Board issues hinder industry super funds

OPPOSITION finance spokesman Andrew Robb took aim at the country's $400 billion-plus industry super fund sector yesterday, saying there was a stench that had its roots in a cultural problem inside the unions and the ALP.
7yr ago

Board issues hinder industry super funds

Opposition finance spokesman Andrew Robb took aim at the country's $400 billion-plus industry super fund sector yesterday, saying there was a stench that had its roots in a cultural problem inside the unions and the ALP.
7yr ago

Another REIT chief bows out as trusts come under pressure

FKP is the third property group to lose its chief executive in as many weeks, after it was confirmed Peter Brown will retire after almost 10 years. He took over FKP in Brisbane from founding managing director Rod Forrester in 2003.
7yr ago

Strife for Tinkler racing firm

THE horseracing interests of self-made mining magnate Nathan Tinkler are in deep financial crisis after having failed to meet the superannuation payments of its workers since November.
7yr ago

A question for all: how will you pay?

Note well: the secretary to Treasury, Dr Martin Parkinson, has provided voters with the only no-bulldust budgetary advice they're likely to get between now and the federal election. Everything they get from the politicians - on both sides - will be straight from vote-chasers' fantasy land.
7yr ago

End the largesse of super tax concessions

NOTE well: Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson has provided voters with the only no-bulldust budgetary advice they're likely to get between now and the federal election.
7yr ago

Investors devour hybrids for yield

THERE is an adage that when markets are going down, investors salt their money away in the bank or invest in stocks that offer high yields. Then, when markets go up, they switch to the riskier growth stocks.
7yr ago

Search is on for higher yields

There is an old adage that when markets are falling, investors salt their money away in the bank or invest in stocks that offer high yields and, when markets go up, they switch to the riskier growth stocks. With markets going backwards in the past 12 months, this national obsession with high yields has created an opening for investment banks - and brokers - to advise companies to issue high yielding hybrid securities.
7yr ago

Mining riding on China vote

Richard Leupen's comment last week that the resources boom was past its peak was about 16 months too late for equity investors. I'm not sure what data the UGL boss has been looking at but the materials sector on the Australian Securities Exchange hit a peak in April 2011 and has declined 37 per cent since.
7yr ago

Resources ride on Chinese productivity

RICHARD Leupen's comment last week that the resources boom was past its peak was about 16 months too late for equity investors. I'm not sure what data the UGL boss has been looking at but the materials sector on the Australian Securities Exchange hit a peak in April 2011 and has declined 37 per cent since. Global investors saw the writing on the wall well before many Australian companies and started to switch out of major mining companies into other sectors. The question for stockmarket investors ...
7yr ago

Flood of results to set the tone for trading

AUSTRALIAN shares are expected to open in positive territory this morning as investors focus on a key week for company earnings following some better than expected profit results.
7yr ago

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