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Westpac

Westpac (a portmanteau of "Western-Pacific", registered as Westpac Banking Corporation, ASX: WBC, NZX: WBC), is a multinational Financial services company and became the largest bank in Australia (by market capitalisation) after it took over St George, and the second-largest bank in New Zealand. The bank is one of the Australian 'big four' banks, joining NAB, ANZ, and the Commonwealth Bank. Read More

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Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey speaks during the B20 Summit in Sydney July 18, 2014.
Australia Not in Housing Bubble, Joe Hockey Calls International Comments as 'Lazy Analysis'

By IBTimes AU

Treasurer Joe Hockey denies Australia is in a housing bubble. He described the comments of international analysts as "lazy analysis" and said the rising price of houses is due to lack of supply. (Sep 17)

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A metal sculpture depicting a stock exchange chart is seen in the reception hall of the Athens Bourse in Athens September 11, 2014. Greece on Thursday set the pricing on its offer to top up its recent three- and five-year bonds by about 1 billion euros (U
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 16, 2014

By IBTimes AU

The local market extended its losses in the second half of trade, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.5 per cent or 29.2pts to 5446.2. The miners ended modestly firmer; however the improvements lessened this afternoon while falls from the big banks held the market back most. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES, RETAIL, G20

Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 16, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is modestly lower after recording its biggest daily slump in five weeks yesterday. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.1 per cent and continues to soften following disappointing signs for China's economy on Saturday. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, TELSTRA, QANTAS, RIO TINTO

Stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 12, 2014

By Comsec

In a picture that was much like Thursday, sellers continued to push the ASX 200 lower over the course of the afternoon. Initially the area around 5520 for the index provided some modest support, although by mid-afternoon the area gave way and new lows were plumbed. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 10, 2014

By Comsec

Sellers weren't discerning when it came to a choice off sectors on Wednesday, that largely chose them all , with the exception of the technology group. Apart from that most sectors experienced a solid decline. The economic news of the day only added weight to the selling cause. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, UNITED KINGDOM, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Stock market yawning investor
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 10, 2014

By Comsec

The US market's worst session in five weeks set local shares up for a tough start this morning. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.7 per cent, completely wiping out Tuesday's 0.5 per cent gains and pushing the index back below the key 5600pt level. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, SOUTH KOREA, WOOLWORTHS, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Global Markets Overview – September 10, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities retreated further with Apple's much anticipated iPhone 6 failing to inspire investors. Apple unveiled a range of new products but the excitement swiftly waned as the stock was sold off after having enjoyed some good gains. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER

Stock market yawning investor
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 1, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket edged higher, making up for part of last week's 0.3 per cent slide. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by just 0.1 per cent and volume was light ahead of market closures in both the US and Canada (Labor Day) tonight. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA

A car sinks into a hole caused by an earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch June 13, 2011.
New Zealand's High Growth Rate Predicted To Fall When Christchurch Rebuild Halts

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's economy may be heading for "the rocks" when it rebuild in Christchurch and migration rate slows down. Economists believe the country cannot sustain a high growth rate in the coming years. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, GDP, AUSTRALIA, EARTHQUAKE

Stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 14, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket has been unable to replicate yesterday's 1.3 per cent surge at lunch, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.3 per cent. Today is one of the busiest days for markets in the region with a barrage of earnings results... (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, COPPER