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    1. September 28, 2014

      Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

      The fact that Mike Smith owns a collection of Aston Martins and Jaguar cars might seem unremarkable. A love of tinkering...

    2. January 31, 2014

      Banks accused of mis-selling EFG loans

      Small and medium-sized businesses have accused banks of using a government lending scheme to reduce their own liabilities,...

    1. August 17, 2012

      ANZ extends pay freeze for 900 top staff

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has moved to defuse some of the criticism of bank profits in Australia and...

    2. December 11, 2011

      Two manufacturers gear up on exports and jobs

      Vince Cable donned earplugs and protective workboots last week as he visited two companies in the West Midlands, a trip...

    3. September 15, 2011

      Congleton: Bearmania puts market town on the map

      New York, London, Tokyo and others had Cow Parades. Now Congleton, a small market town in Cheshire, has come up with...

    4. February 17, 2011

      Australian business spreads its wings

      In November 2007, Mike Smith, the newly installed chief executive of ANZ, announced his first senior appointment – former...

    5. January 31, 2011

      Racing to gain half of Tote sale profits

      The racing industry will receive half the net profits the government makes from the sale of the Tote betting shops and pools...

    6. November 16, 2010

      Hana tussles with ANZ for stake in bank

      Hana Financial Group of South Korea has signed a preliminary agreement to buy a majority stake in Korea Exchange Bank from...

    7. November 16, 2010

      Hana Financial in talks to buy Lone Star

      Hana Financial Group of South Korea has signed a preliminary agreement to buy a majority stake in Korea Exchange Bank from...

    8. October 28, 2010

      ANZ forges ahead with Asia growth plans

      Mike Smith, chief executive of ANZ, is looking to Asia to drive continued growth, forecasting that the region will account...

    9. October 30, 2009

      ANZ looks to pick up more Asian assets

      Mike Smith, chief executive of ANZ, on Thursday said that the Australian bank hoped to complete further opportunistic...

    10. October 30, 2009

      ANZ looks to pick up more Asian assets

      Mike Smith, chief executive of ANZ, yesterday said that the Australian bank hoped to complete further opportunistic...

    11. September 26, 2009

      Acquisitive ANZ in A$1.76bn ING deal

      Mike Smith, ANZ's chief executive, said yesterday that the Australian bank retained considerable fire-power to make further...

    12. September 25, 2009

      ANZ / ING

      Joint ventures normally end in one of two ways: one partner simply needs cash, or one partner wants the other out. The...

    13. September 25, 2009

      ANZ to buy ING joint venture for $1.5bn

      Mike Smith, ANZ’s chief executive, said on Friday that the Australian bank retained considerable firepower to make further...

    14. August 31, 2009

      Corporate diary

      TODAY * Australia's ANZ Bank publishes a trading update for the 10 months to the end of July and analysts will be on the...

    15. August 6, 2009

      RBS morsels whet ANZ's appetite

      Returning from Hong Kong to Sydney after scooping up parts of Royal Bank of Scotland's Asia network for $550m, Mike Smith,...

    16. August 6, 2009

      RBS morsels whet ANZ’s appetite

      Returning from Hong Kong to Sydney after scooping up parts of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Asia network for $550m, Mike Smith,...

    17. August 5, 2009

      ANZ snaps up Asian assets of RBS

      ANZ has taken the first step in a regional expansion by announcing that it will pay $550m for Royal Bank of Scotland's...

    18. August 5, 2009

      RBS sells Asian assets to ANZ

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to sell its operations in six Asian countries to ANZ of Australia for $550m (£325m). ANZ will buy...

    19. August 4, 2009

      ANZ to buy RBS Asian assets for $550m

      ANZ has taken the first step in a regional expansion by announcing that it will pay $550m for Royal Bank of Scotland’s...

    20. June 4, 2009

      Bank debt guarantees

      As markets warm up, growing numbers of banks escape the state’s embrace. The big four Australian lenders, for example, have...

    21. June 3, 2009

      Upbeat ANZ calls for end to state guarantee

      One of Australia's top bankers is lobbying for an end to the government guarantee that has allowed its leading banks to...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2009

      The race for RBS's Asian assets: ANZ plays in the big league

      ANZ, Australia’s fourth largest bank, is going up against the big boys in the race for some of RBS’s Asian assets, and on...

    23. May 27, 2009

      ANZ

      You can tell things are looking up when banks openly raise money to buy things, rather than only stashing it away to appease...

    24. May 7, 2009

      Bad debts weigh on Australia's big four

      Australia's four big banks recorded a near trebling in bad debts expenses to a 16-year high of A$6.5bn ($4.8bn), according...

    25. May 6, 2009

      Bad debts weigh on Australia’s big banks

      Australia’s four big banks recorded a near trebling in bad debts expenses to a 16-year high of A$6.5bn ($4.8bn), according...

    26. April 30, 2009

      ANZ will not pay 'over the odds' for RBS assets

      ANZ yesterday moved to calm mounting investor concern that the Australian bank could be sucked into an expensive bidding...

    27. March 25, 2009

      ANZ unveils strategy for China push

      ANZ, the Australian banking group with ambitions to become a regional powerhouse, on Wednesday unveiled plans to expand its...

    28. November 12, 2008

      Former BA chief to be new ANZ chairman

      ANZ, Australia’s third-largest lender, has appointed Sir Rod Eddington to succeed long-standing chairman Charles Goode from...

    29. August 23, 2008

      ANZ executives fired after securities lending inquiry

      ANZ, Australia's third largest lender, yesterday sacked two of its top executives following an internal review of its...

    30. August 22, 2008

      ANZ sacks executives after internal review

      ANZ, Australia’s third largest lender, sacked two of its top executives following an internal review of its securities...

    31. July 29, 2008

      ANZ warns of drop in full-year earnings

      ANZ yesterday warned that full-year earnings could fall by up to 25 per cent as the bank flagged A$1.2bn (US$1.1bn) of...

    32. July 28, 2008

      ANZ warns of drop in full-year earnings

      ANZ said full-year earnings could fall by up to 25 per cent as the bank flagged A$1.2bn of second half provisions arising...

    33. July 1, 2008

      Betting on a Tote sale

      Taking on the tricky job of overseeing the sale of the state-owned Tote, the horseracing pool and betting business, gaming...

    34. May 31, 2008

      CMB swoops for majority stake in lender Wing Lung

      China Merchants Bank, the country's sixth-largest lender by assets, yesterday expanded its presence in Hong Kong by paying...

    35. May 31, 2008

      CMB swoops for majority stake in lender Wing Lung

      China Merchants Bank, the country's sixth-largest lender by assets, yesterday expanded its presence in Hong Kong by paying...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2008

      Bank chiefs try to call a dog a dog....

      What happened to the old image of the decorous and discreet bank chief? We thought it was just a bit of Aussie-style...

    37. April 24, 2008

      ANZ chief angry over 'huge' risk to bank's reputation

      ANZ yesterday admitted that its decision to back brokers involved in securities lending posed a "huge" risk to its...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2008

      Telling it like it is, Down Under

      How refreshing. The chief executive of ANZ is “somewhat pissed off.” Aren’t we all, Mr Smith. Makes you wonder if a little...

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