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12 Jan 2019 (AFR) - ASX snaps four-session win streak but posts weekly gain

(12 January 2019, AFR, p27, by: Sarah Turner and Vesna Poljak)

‘Retail sales data book-ended a positive week for shares, lifting hopes that the confession season ahead of February’s results will be relatively benign. 76 more words

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11 Jan 2019 (AFR) - Noni B reports a strong Christmas

(11 January 2019, AFR, p15, by Bo Seo)

‘Women’s fashion retail group Noni B has overcome headwinds in the retail sector and reported a successful Christmas season, buoyed by its strategy to cut costs and exploit differentiated markets after… 64 more words

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11 Jan 2019 (TheAge) - Christmas sales better than expected for Noni B

(11 January 2019, The Age, Business, p20, by Patrick Hatch)

‘Mid-market women’s fashion retailer Noni B has upgraded its half-year profit guidance after seeing better than expected Christmas sales. 55 more words

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11 Jan 2019 (TheAge) - The flying start to 2019 for commodities is a real markets puzzle

(11 January 2019, The Age, Business, p20, by Stephen Bartholomeusz)

‘The second half of last year was a horrible one for commodities, with prices tumbling from mid-year and accelerating in the final months as concerns about trade tensions and the US Federal Reserve Board’s monetary policies unnerved all markets. 63 more words

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10 Jan 2019 (AFR) - Finance availability worsens residential property outlook, says industry's own

(10 January 2019, AFR, p29, by Matthew Cranston)

‘Confidence in the property sector is at its lowest point in more than five years and expectations around the availability of finance – key for the health of building and transaction activity – has worsened to its lowest on record, according to more than 1000 industry experts. 52 more words

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10 Jan 2019 (AFR) - Productivity Commission super report: Cleaning up the $2.7tn super industry

(10 January 2019, AFR, p27, by Karen Maley)

‘One of the deeply shameful industry secrets exposed by the Hayne royal commission was the shabby complicity between major financial institutions and super fund trustees that resulted in millions of people being trapped in high-fee, poor-performing legacy superannuation products. 84 more words

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10 Jan 2019 (AFR) - Markets are flashing warning signs of a corporate profit collapse

(10 January 2019, AFR, p26, by Lu Wang)

‘Everyone knows profit growth is poised to cool this year. But by how much? Analysts who try to answer that question by looking at signals embedded in the stock market are coming up with some worrisome numbers. 85 more words

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