Packaging giant Amcor has announced that the strengthening US dollar saw net profit in the December half drop 4.9 per cent from a year ago.
Local shares are poised to rise at the open as Wall Street rallied on Friday on oil and bank shares. Amcor, among others, reports results today.
Tess Ingram A collective $3 billion in market value has been added to the thriving Australian gold sector in the past week as established producers and junior project developers alike continue a golden run.
Amanda Saunders The Simandou deposit in remote Guinea may be the iron ore sector's holy grail but for owner Rio Tinto
Brian Robins A heavy tide of red ink and prospective delays to new projects are expected to weigh on the results of oil and gas majors that kick off this week with Woodside, which is to release its December-half results on Wednesday.
Michael West Glamorous ad campaigns and glitzy sponsorships were once the domain of the retail super funds, the big-fee, bank-owned money managers. On the other side of the tracks, their modest rivals from the industry super sector eschewed the limelight.
Colin Kruger Veda's boss Nerida Caesar can expect a big boost to her credit rating next week when the consumer credit data provider hits her with a $40 million pay day.
John Collett The May budget is expected to include changes to superannuation aimed at making savings on the budget's bottom line.
Ross Gittins Political favours may do more than productivity to drive wealth.
Stephen Crafti Unlike most design briefs, which focus on the physical, in this instance, the architects have been mindful of all the senses; from visual and audio to smell and touch.