Market Update

Tuesday, November 30 2010

The market has struggled to shake concerns this year regarding the contagion impact of debt problems in the peripheral European economies…

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QR National float

Tuesday, November 23 2010

QRN – QR National listed today following a well advertised and at times controversial IPO process.

* The key details are:
* Retail clients participated in the float at a price of $2.45
* Institutions participated in a book-build process which resulted in a price of $2.55.

The Queensland Government retains around 34%.

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Environmental Concerns over LNG Projects

Friday, November 19 2010

The Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has granted federal environmental approval to two coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG projects. These were the BG Group QCLNG project and the Santos-led GLNG project. 300 environmental conditions were applied to the projects. In this paper Mark Sedawie, our Energy and Socially Responsible Investment specialist, undertakes an analysis of the environmental impacts of CSG drilling and potential impacts on share prices….

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Quant Easing 2

Friday, November 05 2010

Markets have reacted positively to the announcement the Federal Reserve will buy US$600b in Government bonds to help stimulate the economy. Recent economic news has remained quite positive…..

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