Asian equities outside China advanced on Tuesday, as the morale of investors got a boost from the overnight rally on Wall Street.» Read More
A government-backed inquiry in Australia called for more competition and stronger capital reserves for the nation's four major banks.
Asian shares traded mixed on Monday after China's gross domestic product showed the world's second-biggest economy cooled lesser than expected.
Just two days after notching a two-month high, the Australian dollar is under attack amid bets for fresh stimulus in November.
Westpac unveiled a $2.5B capital raising to meet new stricter capital rules, and also pushed home loan rates higher by 20 basis points.
Equity markets in China got a boost from comments out of the country's central bank that the country's market correction is "almost over."
Energy shares across Asia climbed Wednesday after oil prices surged overnight, helping to pull most Asia markets into positive territory.
*Australia estimated to hold 7 percent of bitcoin's global value. The development is a blow to hopes of bitcoin fans that the currency can play a significant role in everyday business transactions in developed economies, with Australia once seen as one of its most promising markets. "We've got a squeaky clean reputation, and that's actually worth a lot more to us...
Asian stocks were mixed on a subdued Friday, as investors awaited the crucial U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for September.
*Says bank will remain committed to Asia strategy. SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's incoming CEO Shayne Elliott said the bank was committed to seeking growth in Asia but flagged more discipline in implementing its strategy- one that has come under fire for its low returns. Smith kick-started the bank's "super regional" strategy in 2007,...
Asian shares plummeted on Tuesday, with commodity plays among the biggest casualties on the back of China-related worries.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Monday, with data from the world's second largest economy in focus.
Asian stocks were mostly lower amid choppy trade on Friday, as uncertainty over the outlook of U.S monetary policy sapped investor confidence.
Asian shares traded mixed on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index lagging on its first day of trade following a five-day long weekend.
Asian shares largely advanced on Tuesday, stabilizing from sharp declines in the previous session, after Wall Street ended higher.
SYDNEY, Sept 22- Australia's major banks are closing accounts of bitcoin companies, forcing at least 13 digital currency providers out of business in response to tougher rules on money laundering and terrorism finance, an industry body spokesman said on Tuesday. The move comes just months after Westpac Banking Corp became the last of Australia's four major...
Asian shares outside Japan advanced on Friday after the Fed decided to hold off on its first rate hike in nearly a decade.
Chinese shares took another tumble on Tuesday amid persisting worries about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
Asian stocks put up a mixed performance on Monday, as traders digest a slew of Chinese data and tread cautiously ahead of the Fed's meeting.
Asian stocks see-sawed on Friday, as investors eyed increased uncertainty heading into the Federal Reserve's meeting on interest rates next week.
Asian shares outside South Korea declined on Thursday, as economic data out of the region's top two economies heightened concerns about growth.