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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 Week in China Commences; $A Rallies with Chinese Stock Hike

By IBTimes AU

Australia Week in China commences as announced by Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT

Economic Activities Moving Up in March but Not Too Much, Westpac Says
3 Million Aussies Could Start Using Westpac’s Tap-and-Go App on Their Samsung S4, S5 Smartphones Next Week

By IBTimes AU

In yet another sign of how Australian banks and consumers are adapting to new technology, Westpac announced on Tuesday that beginning next week, its millions of customers could use the bank's tap-and-go app when shopping. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA

Asian stock markets outside Shanghai and Mumbai finished the week lower.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/4/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is treading water ahead of the all-important non-farm payrolls report out later this evening. This is the most important piece of insight into the state of North America's employment market. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Shark Attack in Tathra Australia – Shocked Community Learns About the Death of a 60 Year Old

By IBTimes AU

A morning swim proved fatal for a 60 year old from Tathra, Australia. Witnesses reported that she was taken by a shark. The local community is shocked to hear the news of a shark attack in these parts. Teams are searching the area for the body and the killer shark. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TSUNAMI

Grant Hackett Off From Rehab

By IBTimes AU

Former Olympics freestyle swimming champion Greg Hackett has been released from rehab. Hackett sought assistance to help fight addiction to sleeping pills (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ADDICTION, LOS ANGELES

Australian Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/2/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is modestly higher at lunch, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rising by 13 pts or 0.3 per cent. A late surge from the miners yesterday; particularly BHP Billiton (BHP) helped minimise the influence of sluggish Chinese economic data. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COPPER, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO

Big Four Needs Government Subsidy Against Future Insolvency

By IBTimes AU

The latest report from the International Monetary Fund hinted a call for increased subsidy for Au’s Big Four banks (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, EMERGING MARKETS, INVESTMENT

Australia's competition watchdog, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has on Thursday awarded a conditional approval to the partnership of Qantas Airways with Emirates as the former reclaims its fading glory in the global airline indust
Qantas Courts SMEs via Acquire Corporate Loyalty Programme After Cutting Points of Frequent Flyers

By IBTimes AU

Embattled national flag carrier Qantas is courting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help the company recover financially by launching on Monday the Acquire corporate loyalty programme. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, QANTAS

australian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 3/31/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is recording its best daily gain in a little over a week, helped by gains in global markets on Friday. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is up 0.7 per cent, with all sectors in the black. (Mar 31)

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

Visa, MasterCard
App Allows Australian Owners of New Android Smartphones Running on Kitkat to Replace Visa Credit Cards

By IBTimes AU

Australian holders of Visa credit cards, which are susceptible to hacking and other fraudulent practices, could soon bid their plastic money good-bye. Such move is possible if they buy new Android smartphones and download an app developed by Aussie payments product provider Cuscal. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, ANDROID