A new report by Boston Consulting Group finds Australia?s top 200 listed companies pay nearly double the proportion of earnings in dividends as their global peers.
The US dollar has relentlessly blasted higher in recent months, achieving its longest consecutive-week rally in history.
Gold suffered its worst quarter in 93 years in 2013's second quarter, a nauseating 22.8% loss.
One of the issues currently being considered by Australia's Financial System Inquiry is the heavy exposure of Australian banks to the residential mortgage market.
It is a good sign when companies can maintain a high Return on Equity (ROE), or lift it, in challenging markets.
Gold's strong season is just getting underway, a series of major income-cycle and cultural drivers of outsized gold demand from around the world.
The third industrial revolution started around 1940 and is nearing its end.
Gold's strong season is just getting underway, with this metal?s summer-doldrums seasonal low in place.
While Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation US$80 billion takeover bid for fellow US media giant Time Warner has been rejected
Australia's financial system is competitive and well regulated
Sustained low interest rates paint a bright outlook for real estate investment trusts.
To date, the Australian government has made it... More
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Craig James, of CommSec points out that retail sales grew by 7.4 per cent during the past year, marking the best rolling 12-month period since January 2002
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