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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

Headlines Around the Web

Infosys wins $150m Westpac contract

Nov 23, 2013 - The Times of India

Lloyds to sell last Australian operations

Oct 10, 2013 - Financial Times

Banks see the appeal of going local

Aug 06, 2012 - Financial Times

Australia's Westpac net profit down 25%

May 03, 2012 - France24

Westpac takes axe to jobs

Mar 06, 2012 - News.com.au

Westpac gets its branches trimmed

Feb 17, 2012 - News.com.au

Westpac's three-month $1.5 billion profit

Feb 16, 2012 - News.com.au

Westpac to cut 550 jobs in Australia

Feb 03, 2012 - France24

Volatile markets weigh on Westpac revenue

Dec 14, 2011 - News.com.au

European debt a concern for Westpac

Dec 14, 2011 - News.com.au

Westpac withdraws 'stress free' ad claim

Dec 01, 2011 - News.com.au

Stocks pulled lower by banks, energy firms

Nov 07, 2011 - News.com.au

Articles About Westpac

Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann (R) and Medibank Managing Director George Savvides ring the Australian Stock Exchange Bell to begin trading of Medibank stock in Sydney November 25, 2014. Australian health insurer Medibank Private Ltd, which ra
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 12, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket has closed weaker, with investors cautious ahead of the release of a raft of Chinese economic data, including retail sales and industrial production for the month of November. The ASX 200 slipped 0.2 percent to 5,219. Today's falls takes this week's losses to 2. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES, RETAIL, INVESTMENT

A woman uses her mobile phone in front of sale signs in the window of a clothes store at a shopping mall in central Sydney June 6, 2013. Australia's economy posted a second straight quarter of moderate growth as a drop in business investment offset gains
Sydney Stores Open 24/7 Until Dec 25

By IBTimes AU

The Sydney city government allowed on Wednesday retail outlets to remain open for business 24 hours a day beginning December 10 until 25. It is the first time that stores have been allowed to open the whole day across the city without a need by the retailers to apply for a special permit. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT

A man looks at screens displaying market information as he walks past the Australian Stock Exchange in central Sydney July 4, 2013. Australian shares rebounded 1 percent on Thursday, as Wall Street rose modestly higher overnight and a rise in metals price
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 12, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are falling slightly for the fourth day with gains across US markets and a pause in energy sector selling helping to minimise losses. The ASX 200 Index is down 0.1 per cent with the mining industry the main drag. Plenty of monthly economic news in China this afternoon at 4. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, PORTUGAL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving pressure f
RBA Hints Aussie Dollar Could Dip to US75c

By IBTimes AU

The Australian dollar hit a four-year low on Thursday at US82.15c but it recovered and closed at US83.20c. Reserved Bank of Australia (RBA) officials warn that the Aussie dollar could further depreciate to US75c. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: GOLDMAN SACHS, AUSTRALIA

A woman walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo September 2, 2013. Asian shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday, and the Australian dollar and copper gained, as China said its manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pa
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 10, 2014

By Comsec

The second half of Wednesday's session saw buyers make some pact on the market, taking advantage of prices that were discounted over the course of the morning. The ASX 200 bottomed out late this morning when it was down by 60 points. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

A man is reflected on a window of the Australian Securities Exchange building with a board showing the ten most heavily traded stocks for the day in central Sydney June 13, 2013. Australian shares earlier fell 1 percent to a fresh 5-1/2-month low as persi
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 10, 2014

By Comsec

Wednesday has seen sellers continue to dictate terms for the ASX 200. The market started the session with a gain of 5 points, although positive territory was a fleeting experience and within the first quarter hour the index was down by 40 points. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

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Australian Dollar Outlook – December 10, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has rallied off new lows as the USD and global equity markets weakened overnight. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS

People make their way in front of a closed National Bank of Greece branch in Athens October 26, 2014. Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the
Global Markets Overview – December 10, 2014

By IG Markets

Global jitters continued to rock sentiment, with Greece at the forefront of the issues. Greek banks were heavily sold off and led declines in European stocks. (Dec 10)

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

An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 9, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares extended their losses this afternoon to finish near today's lows and posting the most significant falls since last Monday. The ASX 200 Index closed 1.7 per cent softer to 5282.7. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA

Men load pieces of steel at a steel factory in Chau Khe village, outside Hanoi December 4, 2014. The World Bank said on Wednesday it has revised its forecast for Vietnam's economic growth this year to 5.6 percent from 5.4 percent previously, after the gov
Global Markets Overview – December 8, 2014

By IG Markets

The US dollar has been broadly bid higher as investors react to Friday's jobs numbers. The November payrolls reading showed 321,000 jobs were created and average hourly earnings rose 0.4%, while the unemployment rate was steady at 5. (Dec 08)

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