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    1. August 23, 2016

      Australia: yield to investment

      Sometimes, confidence is enough to make it through testing times. On Tuesday, the ANZ and Roy Morgan consumer...

    2. August 2, 2016

      Australia cuts interest rates to record low 1.5%

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to a fresh record low of 1.5 per cent to try and stimulate an...

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    1. May 9, 2016

      Loan impairments rise at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia gave a quarterly trading update that followed a pattern set by its rivals in recent...

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      May 2, 2016

      Westpac slumps as bad loan charges rise

      Shares in Westpac have slumped after Australia’s second biggest bank reported first half profits which just missed...

    3. April 20, 2016

      Australia beefs up corporate watchdog

      Australia is beefing up the funding and powers of its corporate watchdog following a series of financial scandals,...

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      April 6, 2016

      Westpac worst performer among Aussie banks

      Shares in Westpac slipped as much as 2.3 per cent on Wednesday, a day after the Australian bank was accused by the...

    5. April 5, 2016

      Australian banks: cycle path

      Interest rates are not inherently sexy, yet in recent years they have incited a great deal of misbehaviour. In the...

    6. April 5, 2016

      Australia’s Westpac accused of rate-rigging

      Another big Australian bank has been accused by the country’s corporate watchdog of manipulating the benchmark...

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      April 5, 2016

      Australian regulator alleges interest rate manipulation at Westpac

      Another of Australia’s four big banks has been accused by the corporate watchdog of manipulating the country’s...

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      March 29, 2016

      Australian bank stocks given a belting, again

      Send your thanks to the banks. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 is down 1.5 per cent in late trade, making it the...

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      March 24, 2016

      No love for Aussie banks

      Australia’s scandal-hit banks are under the cosh on Thursday. ANZ got the sector off to a rocky start when it reported...

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      March 24, 2016

      ANZ flags increase in bad debts amid commodity price slump

      Shares in ANZ Banking Group slumped more than 5 per and are leading peers lower after the Australian lender flagged an...

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      March 17, 2016

      Australia's labour market improves in February

      The chances of further interest rate cuts in Australia have taken a slight knock as the unemployment rate ticked back...

    12. March 15, 2016

      Australia bank regulator sharpens focus on rule-breaking culture

      Australian regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the financial industry in response to a series of scandals that...

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      February 18, 2016

      Australian unemployment rate rises to 6%

      Ahh, so it was too good to be true. Australia’s labour market snapped back in January, with the unemployment rate...

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      February 5, 2016

      Australian retail sales flat in December

      So it wasn’t such a merry Christmas after all in Australia. Retail sales in December registered no month-on-month...

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      February 3, 2016

      NAB shares slide after Clydesdale spin-off

      National Australia Bank’s (Clydesdale) horse has finally been unbolted. Shares in the Australian lender were down...

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      January 27, 2016

      Australian inflation remains subdued

      Australian inflation came in slightly warmer than expected in the final three months of the year, but the core annual...

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      January 7, 2016

      Oz building approvals fall the most since 2012

      Maybe everyone packed up and had an early Christmas, because approvals to build new homes in Australia contracted in...

    18. December 15, 2015

      Australian banks: bad good news

      Things could hardly be going better for Australians. Despite the weak mining sector, the country’s growth spell is...

    19. October 14, 2015

      Treasuries gain as growth worries persist

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Core government bond prices and gold rose while the dollar fell sharply as global economic data...

    20. August 12, 2015

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia to raise A$5bn

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia is raising A$5bn (US$3.6bn) to bolster its balance sheet in response to regulatory...

    21. August 7, 2015

      Australia banks: sticky wicket

      When a multiyear winning streak ends, it can take a while for the realisation to hit. For believers, each minor setback...

    22. August 6, 2015

      Caution reigns ahead of payrolls report

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Caution ahead of Friday’s US jobs report made for a largely “risk-off” session with global equities...

    23. August 6, 2015

      ANZ raising A$3bn to deepen capital buffer

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising A$3bn (US$2.2bn) in an effort to bring its capital buffer closer in...

    24. July 20, 2015

      Australia’s banks told to boost mortgage capital

      Australia’s biggest banks will have to find about $9bn in fresh capital in the next year, in the latest threat to the...

    25. May 31, 2015

      Australian banks: fortune tellers

      Some people see 13 as a lucky number. For Australian industry, however, the traditional reading may be more...

    26. May 6, 2015

      Australian banks: love on the rocks

      The blissful early phase of every romance eventually collides with reality. Australian investors have been head over...

    27. December 10, 2014

      Australian banks: hurt feelings

      If banks had feelings, Australia’s big four might feel a bit down. There they are, happily minding their own (very...

    28. December 7, 2014

      Australian banks urged to boost capital holdings

      Australia’s banks need to hold billions of dollars in extra capital to ensure they are “unquestionably strong” and can...

    29. November 3, 2014

      Australian banks: shaky foundations

      It is easy to be bearish on Australian banks. The country’s mining boom has slowed. Unemployment has passed the...

    30. September 18, 2014

      ASX plans A$65m investment in Yieldbroker 

      ASX, the Australian exchange, is seeking its first foray into over-the-counter derivatives trading by offering to buy a...

    31. May 21, 2014

      Retail sales in the UK and Mexico rise

      It has been an up day for Mexico and the UK as retail sales rose, but less so for Australia where consumer confidence...

    32. February 12, 2014

      Australian banks: teachers’ pets

      Listening to Commonwealth Bank of Australia present results, one is reminded of what banks everywhere sounded like a...

    33. October 11, 2013

      Lloyds sells last Australia operations to Westpac

      Lloyds Banking Group is to sell its remaining Australian operations to Westpac Banking Corp, marking a further step in...

    34. October 9, 2013

      UK industrial output undershoots target

      The UK significantly undershot market expectations for August’s industrial production, contracting rather than growing,...

    35. October 1, 2013

      Lloyds to sell last units in Australia

      Lloyds Banking Group is closing in on the sale of its remaining Australian operations, with a trio of bidders competing...

    36. September 11, 2013

      US housing index at highest since November 2005

      Positive data from the US housing sector, though higher mortgage rates are expected to dampen demand. Inflation...

    37. August 20, 2013

      Money goes mobile in Papua New Guinea’s frontier market

      Where Africa’s banks led in pioneering the development of mobile money, setting up Kenya’s successful M-Pesa money...

    38. August 20, 2013

      Dodging the bank robbers to tap growth in Papua New Guinea

      Bank South Pacific, the largest lender by customers and assets in Papua New Guinea, closed its branch in Kerema, the...

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