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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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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 24, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares improved for the fourth time this week, taking the gains for the five days to 2.65 per cent. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by 0.55 per cent today with no sectors missing out on the gains. (6:32 pm)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 20, 2014

By Comsec

Australian stocks maintained earlier gains to close higher for the fifth consecutive trading session. Gains in excess of 1 per cent for the miners, banks, industrials, consumer discretionary and property trusts pushed the market higher. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by 0.9 per cent or 47. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, QANTAS

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 15, 2014

By Comsec

Having started Wednesday on the front foot, trading higher from the opening bell Australian shares consolidated early gains by finishing off the best levels of the day. The ASX 200 finished the session ahead by 38 points or 0. At the best levels of the day the index was ahead by 46 points. (Oct 15)

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The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London, January 28, 2014. Police said they are investigating the "non-suspicious" death of a man who fell onto a ninth floor roof at the European headquarters of investment bank JP Morgan
Global Markets Overview – October 15, 2015

By IG Markets

US equities remained choppy as investors juggled various factors, including a raft of key earnings. JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo reported, with the dominant theme a pick-up in trading revenue. Earnings were mixed and didn't really give a good picture of what to expect from Q3 earnings. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, CITIGROUP, WELLS FARGO, FTSE

‘The X Factor New Zealand’ 2nd Series Pre-Auditions to Begin on October 11

By IBTimes AU

The second season of the show will air in 2015. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 30, 2014

By Comsec

Over the course of Tuesday afternoon the ASX 200 slowly edged higher ending the day up 0.54 per cent at 5292.8 points. In doing so the market was able to make new highs for the session, although the improvements felt as though they were made on shifting sands. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, QANTAS, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION (WBC)

U.S. Fed's Hard Line on Funding to Bring more Pain to Wall Street
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 25, 2014

By Comsec

The influence of the strong session on Wall Street overnight faded over the course of the Asian session in general on Thursday. In form that has become typical for the Aussie market, buyers continued to withdraw over the second half of the day, and sellers retained the edge. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION (WBC)

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)

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