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Westpac Tells Banking Inquiry Mortgage Paybacks Accelerating
Australians are paying off their mortgages twice as fast as the average over the past 30 years, a senior Westpac Banking Corp. (WBC.AU) executive said Thursday.
South Korea Holds Rates Steady, But May Cut Soon
The Bank of Korea held its policy interest rate steady at 3.0% Thursday after a surprise cut last month.
Telstra Fiscal Year Profit Up 5.4%: Cellphone Customers Grow
Telstra Corp. (TLS.AU), Australia's largest telecoms company by market value, Thursday reported a 5.4% rise in annual profit as spending on its mobile network paid off by boosting cellphone customer numbers.
Taishin Financial to Buy New York Life Taiwan Unit -Report
Taishin Financial Holding Co. (2887.TW) is set to acquire New York Life Insurance Co.'s Taiwan unit for around 100 million New Taiwan dollars (US$3.34 million) and the deal is in its final stage, the Economic Daily News reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source.
Australian Stocks Extend Weekly Gains
Australian shares moved higher on Thursday, extending weekly gains, with the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index up 0.3% at 4,325.80.
Japan Stocks Flat, Biding Time Before Data, BOJ
Japanese stocks edged fractionally higher early Thursday, with focus on July economic data from key trading partner China and a policy decision from the Bank of Japan, both due later in the day.
Private Equity Firms Put Landmark Aviation Up For Sale: Sources - Reuters
Private equity companies GTCR Golder Rauner LLC and Platform Partners are looking for a buyer for aircraft maintenance services Landmark Aviation, which has been valued at as much as $700 million, the Reuters news agency said Wednesday on its website, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
Japan Core Machinery Orders Rise But Miss Forecast
Japan's core machinery orders, closely watched as an indicator of capital spending, swung to a gain of 5.6% during June, after tumbling 14.8% in May, the Cabinet Office said Thursday.
China CNR Signs CNY1.16 Billion Train Contracts
Train manufacturer China CNR Corp. (601299.SH) said Thursday it has signed a combined 1.16 billion yuan ($183.7 million) worth of contracts with several companies to provide trains and train components.