20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Too much optimism: Equity, bond markets 'wildly overvalued'

(20 February 2018, AFR, p31, by Sarah Turner)

‘The equity market may have shrugged off the recent Wall Street correction, but not all global fund managers are convinced market conditions signal a return to easy gains. 50 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Why emerging markets were spared in the sell-off

(20 February 2018, AFR, p31, by Mark Mulligan)

‘Emerging markets were spared additional pain in this month’s equities and bonds sell-off, and Alex Wolf of Aberdeen Standard Investment reckons he knows why. 62 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - ASX strengthens as earnings provide a lift

(20 February 2018, AFR, p30, by Sarah Turner)

‘Australian shares advanced firmly on Monday, with investors welcoming earnings from a diverse range of companies in what’s shaping up to be a solid reporting season. 123 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Banks warned customers will leave for Apple Pay as study shows users lock into Apple or Android

(20 February 2018, AFR, p23, by John Davidson)

‘Australians are now so committed to their mobile phones that millions of them would rather change banks to one that supported their phone than change phones to one that supported their bank, a new study has found. 90 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - ASX defends tech stock supervision amid GetSwift, Big Un, Buddy Platform controversy

(20 February 2018, AFR, p23, by Michael Bailey)

‘The Australian Securities Exchange has denied it faces a disclosure crisis in its swelling ranks of small cap technology listings, with its listings chief describing recent rule-skirting behaviour from the likes of GetSwift and Big Un as “outlying”. 15 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR,Reuters) - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping

(20 February 2018, AFR, p16, Jonathan Saul, Maiya Keidan, Reuters)

‘LONDON (Reuters) – Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. 69 more words

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20 Feb 2018 (AFR) - Big Un revelations as ASX market darling goes into trading halt

(20 February 2018, AFR, p16, by Jonathan Shapiro)

‘Big Review TV, a subsidiary of ASX listed Big Un Limited, granted security over its assets to FC Capital, the small business lender that is advancing funding to facilitate the company’s sales, according to filings. 71 more words

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