Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group has more than doubled its net profit, to $US2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) and pledged to reward shareholders with a bigger dividend.
Patrick Commins and Sarah Turner Shares are set for a wary start ahead of another busy week of earnings, with Fortescue, Brambles, Bellamy's and NIB among today's highlights.
Chris Weston The ASX set for a flat start to the week after Wall Street steadied on Friday, while reporting season continues on in earnest.
Lucy Cormack Electricity, health expenses and groceries are the top three issues worrying more than half of all Australian consumers.
Ross Gittins Use metrics as a substitute for thought rather than as an aid to hard thinking and there's a high chance it'll bring you undone.
Nassim Khadem The Google memo was "deeply biased" says EY's Uschi Schreiber but there's more systemic issues on gender inequality.
Jessica Irvine There is still good reason to expect wages growth will pick up.
Clancy Yeates Xinja, which hopes to lead a wave of new digital start-up banks, says moves to relax the strict licensing regime for the industry are already making investors more willing to back small challenger banks.
Darren Gray A vast improvement in BHP's results for fiscal 2017 compared to the previous year is expected to be among the highlights of a frenetic few days of reporting season this week, as the focus shifts gear to mining.
Carolyn Cummins Rebel shareholder Ariadne Australia has stopped pushing for four board seats at rival Ardent, with property developer Kevin Seymour and US-based Andrew Hedges withdrawing their nominations.