WorleyParsons (WOR) Entitlement Offer

Oct 24, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

WorleyParsons Limited has completed the institutional component of its 1 for 1.47 accelerated non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer announced on Monday, 22 October 2018. The Entitlement Offer is being undertaken to part fund the acquisition of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s Energy, Chemicals and Resources division.

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Global Markets Review September

Oct 05, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • The S&P500 hit record highs despite President Trump announcing further tariffs. This time around he added 10% to an additional $200b of Chinese imports, which are to rachet up on Januray 1st 2019 to 25%.
  • China responded to the latest round of tariffs by announcing 5-10% tariff increases on $60b of US imports.
  • The US Federal Reserve lifted interest rates (as expected) by 25bps to 2.25%.
  • The ASX200 lagged offshore markets by finishing the month 1.3% lower. The Royal Commission into Banking released an interim report, and Energy & Mining stocks rallied on stronger commodity prices.

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RIO Tinto Off-market buyback

Sep 21, 2018 admin Equity, Investment Opps 0 Comment

RIO has announced it will strengthen its portfolio by divesting non-core assets, including Australian coal assets for $4.2b US. Part of these proceeds will be returned through the launch of an off-market buy-back tender targeting up to 41.2 million Rio Tinto Limited shares (approximately A$2.7 billion1 (US$1.9 billion2)) with the balance of proceeds being allocated to further on-market purchases of Rio Tinto plc shares. 

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How low can the Aussie go?

Sep 10, 2018 admin Australian economy, Global economy, news 0 Comment

The Australian dollar fell below 71c on Friday, a level not seen since 2016 when oil fell to around $30p/b. This time around, oil is healthy and trading at well over twice that price. So what has triggered the weaker Aussie?

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TRANSURBAN (TCL) $4.2 BILLION PRO RATA ACCELERATED RENOUNCEABLE ENTITLEMENT OFFER

Sep 03, 2018 admin Equity, Investment Opps 0 Comment

Transurban is undertaking an accelerated renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer (with retail entitlements trading) to raise approximately A$4.2 billion (the “Entitlement Offer”).

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